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Bauhaus in Thuringia - Opening Celebrations April 2019

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Germany celebrates the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with partners all over the world. Bauhaus is the most important and most influential school of design of the 20th century.

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On 5 April 2019, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open the “Neues Bauhaus-Museum” along with the new permanent exhibition “Departure into Modernity”. The 100th anniversary of the founding of the school for architecture and design will be celebrated at numerous events during the opening month of April.

Furthermore, Germany’s ‘Bauhaus Imaginista’ programme features four exhibitions worldwide (China, Japan, Russia and Brazil) and explores its international reach. Meanwhile , a series of exhibitions and performances will be held this year and next year across Germany.

Founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, relocated to Dessau in 1925 and closed in Berlin under pressure from the Nazis in 1933, the school of design only existed for a total of 14 years. Despite this, the influence of the Bauhaus continues right down to the present day and all over the world.

Today the Bauhaus legacy is still a strong presence in Weimar, Jena and Erfurt. Several buildings in Weimar and Dessau were declared UNESCO world heritage sites in 1996. There is plenty to discover. The Bauhaus and its artists have left their stamp on Thuringia: from the Bauhaus University and Bauhaus Museum in Weimar and the striking architecture in Erfurt to the 'Feininger churches' in the Weimarer Land region.

For more information: https://www.weimar.de/en/culture/events/bauhaus-turns-100/bauhaus-experience/bauhaus-Highlights/

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