This year marks the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus movement. This world renowned school of art and design has had a dramatic impact on architecture and design around the world. On April 6, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open the new Bauhaus Museum in one of Weimar’s emerging cultural quarters. Designed by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada, it will be exhibiting the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection in a show called “The Bauhaus comes from Weimar”. Groundbreaking works by Mies van der Rohe, Gunta Stolzl, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, and many more will be part of the inaugural exhibition.
The new museum’s opening exhibition will revolve around a central theme of contemporary and futuristic ways of living together, first put forward in a speech in 1924 by the school’s founder and one of the pioneers of Modernism, Walter Gropius, where he asked “how will we live, how will we settle, what form of community do we want to aspire to?” This question is central to the ethos of Bauhaus, where it is applied to all stages of design and development.