original bauhaus

The Anniversary Exhibition

Berlin: original bauhaus 
The Anniversary Exhibition

From 6th September 2019, the Berlin exhibition "original bauhaus" will be opening its doors to all, so marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The exhibition by the Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung shows over 1,000 Bauhaus originals in the Berlinische Galerie, telling the stories behind these objects. The show comprises art and design from the Bauhaus Archive collection, special loans from international collections, and artistic positions taking a fresh look at the Bauhaus legacy.

More about the Exhibition
Estate of T. Lux Feininger / Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin


"For 'original bauhaus' we worked together with school pupils and the Bauhaus Agents right from the start. Their unbiased perspective enabled us to examine the Bauhaus Archive's collection anew, so providing important impulses for both the anniversary exhibition and the future presentation of the collection in the new museum building. The Bauhaus Agents Programme gave us the opportunity to develop ideas over longer periods of time and to co-conceive and write the Bauhaus Exercise Book. Thanks to this cooperation, the exhibition will be enriched by some decisive perspectives. ‘Practising the Bauhaus’, on the other hand, has become part of the art lessons at a Berlin school–here, we would like to see many adaptations of the 'original'!"

original bauhaus

Anniversary Exhibition
6th September 2019
to 27th January 2020
Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128,
Programm Flyer 

bauhaus week

31st August to 8th September 2019
Festival headquarters:


In cooperation with the Bauhaus Agents Programme, the exhibition invites the visitors themselves to try exercises from the preparatory course at the Bauhaus. International experts from the fields of dance, photography, paper art, architecture and breathing techniques will be offering workshops on the subject of "preparatory course practice".  Publications include an accompanying catalogue and the "original bauhaus" exercise book, which collects the most important preparatory course exercises in one publication for the first time.

Click here for an interview with the curator, Nina Wiedemeyer.

Another highlight of the festivities in Berlin is bauhaus week, which starts with the Long Night of Museums on 31st August and offers lectures, performances, installations, films, readings, radio evenings and parties over a period of eight days. Together with pupils of Paula Fürst School, the Bauhaus Agents will explore the site of the emerging new Bauhaus Museum during the festival week.


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