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from 17 January 2018
until 19 September 2018
For the Bauhauslers, movement was essential for creativity. The Open Workshop takes up this idea by inviting children and young people to design and build drawing machines or explore animated lines. There will be opportunities to experiment with diverse techniques and materials, design posters, print and bind books. The experiments are digital, analogue, colourful or minimal – the possibilities are virtually endless.
Ages 8 – 14
Every Wednesday, 4 – 6 pm (except school holidays)
Meeting point: Visitor Centre Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Free admission, no registration required
from 22 March 2018
until 31 October 2018
Exhibition: Carl Fieger. From Bauhaus to Bauakademie
Carl Fieger (1893–1960) made architectural history with his first building. The single-family house in Dessau (1924) remained an experimental building, but also contributed significantly to the endeavour to set new standards in housing construction. As an employee in the offices of Peter Behrens and Walter Gropius he was involved in creating iconic buildings like the Fagus Factory in Alfeld (1922-25) or the Bauhaus Building in Dessau (1925/26).
Carl Fieger left his mark on modern architecture. He had an eye for standardisation and later put his experience with prefabricated parts and new materials to use as a research assistant at the Deutsche Bauakademie, the German university of architecture in East Berlin. In 1953 he built the first prefabricated building in Berlin, which hid its construction method behind a traditional facade.
The exhibition highlights the complete oeuvre of the architect, designer and distinguished draftsman and rediscovers Fieger in his original drawings, architectural models and furniture – as a designer, who combines new standards with individual expression.
Opening times: daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bauhaus Dessau
Admission: Bauhaus-Ticket 7.50 €, concessions 4.50 €
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau Comes to Life
The Museum Showcases: The Design
What makes the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation so special? What does it tell us and how should it be presented? Answers to these and other questions must be found by 2019, in time for the opening of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which will mark the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The new museum will enable visitors to see a comprehensive display of the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world.
With the series “Open Doors!” the Foundation’s staff invite interested members of the public to follow the development process of the museum.
6 . 30 – 8 pm
14 June 2018, 20 September 2018,
15 November 2018