Centenary Programme

The great Centenary will be celebrated in true Bauhaus tradition! An overview.

In Dessau, the Bauhaus Centenary is an occasion for a year of celebration.

It was a spirit of departure that attracted the Bauhauslers from Weimar to the industrial city of Dessau. The Bauhaus was active here for seven years and had its heyday in Dessau. All three directors of the Bauhaus – Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer und Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – left their mark on the Bauhaus Dessau, and turned the city into an internationally renowned domicile for the modern avant-garde.

For the centenary the Bauhaus Dessau and the City of Dessau–Roßlau celebrate the shared vision of shaping the industrial modern age together. The centenary programme invites guests to discover the variety of the Bauhaus culture at the Bauhaus and all over the city.

Bauhaus Buildings Dessau
From January 2019


Icons of Modernism

The centenary has inspired a new curatorial cponcept for the Bauhaus buildings.

Invisible Places
February – November 2019


Exhibition in the City's Public Spaces

Invisible Spaces recreates the spirit and life of the Bauhausler in Dessau of the 1920s.  

Festival School FUNDAMENTAL
20 – 24 March 2019


Festival of Education

Reflection, practical critique and experimental renewal of the Bauhaus pedagogy.

Festival Architecture RADICAL
31 Mai – 2 Juni 2019


Architecture RADICAL

The historic Employment Office stages contemporary questions about the social role of architecture and its radical and experimental approaches.

Passages Bauhaus – City
May – October 2019


Installations in the Public Domain

Artistic interventions that play with the spatial connection of the Bauhaus and the city.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Autumn 2019


Opening of the new Museum

New museum, exhibition of the collection and presentation of contemporary positions in the centre of Dessau.

Festival Stage TOTAL
11 – 15 September 2019


Festival of Theatre

Five days of small, dramatic formats and large-scale performances, celebrations and amusements that offer contemporary interpretations of the historic approach.

Triennal of Modernism
4 – 6 October 2019


Material and Architecture

Focus on the UNESCO World Heritage – Exhibitions and tours invite to explore modernism in Dessau.

Calender of the centenary programme of partner institutions here