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Bauhaus celebrations

Updated: Mar 16, 2019

The Bauhaus is regarded as the most influential school of art, design, and architecture of the 20th century. There was a structural and cultural renewal in Frankfurt am Main in the 1920s, contemporaneous with Bauhaus. Cultural historians called it “New Frankfurt”. Three museums in Frankfurt—the Museum Angewandte Kunst, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, and the Historisches Museum Frankfurt—are organizing special exhibitions on various aspects of the legendary urban project to commemorate the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019. The exhibitions are sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the state of Hesse, and the city of Frankfurt am Main as part of Bauhaus 100. By the way: 2025 marks the centenary of New Frankfurt, so pencil it in!


As part of the Bauhaus centenary celebrations, Institute Mathildenhöhe is hosting an exhibition that illustrates the significance of Mathildenhöhe for the development of Bauhaus and post-war architecture at the Artists’ Colony Museum in summer 2019. The Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt is also commemorating this anniversary. It will be exhibiting works from its own collection between April 11 and July 14, 2019. The centerpiece of the approximately 60 exhibits is the “Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses 1923” (The Master Portfolio of the State Bauhaus in 1923). Jewelry enthusiasts can then admire the Ratz-Coradazzi collection, which includes pieces of jewelry ranging from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, at the Landesmuseum Darmstadt from May 10 to August 11, 2019.