Visualization of the entrance portal and forecourt of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, designed by Heike Hanada.
Bloomimages Visualization of the entrance portal and forecourt of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, designed by Heike Hanada.

One hundred years ago, Walter Gropius founded Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, which became one of the most influential architecture and design schools of the 20th century. To celebrate its centennial, the new Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, designed by Berlin firm Heike Hanada Laboratory of Art and Architecture, will open in Weimar on April 6 and exhibit a 13,000-piece collection in "The Bauhaus Comes From Weimar." What originally began as Gropius' 168-item collection established in 1925 has continued to grow long past his death amounting to about 13,000 items today, according to a press release.

Visualization of the lounge of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany designed by Heike Hanada.
Courtesy Heike Hanada Laboratory of Art and Architecture Visualization of the lounge of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany designed by Heike Hanada.

The permanent exhibition asks the question "how do we want to coexist?" and will feature work from the 13,000-piece collection by some of Gropius' contemporaries including Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Carl Jacob Jucker, Peter Keler, Paul Klee, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Mies van der Rohe, and Eberhardt Schrammen.

"Club Chair B 3 Wassily" designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 will be on display at the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany.
Unbekannt "Club Chair B 3 Wassily" designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 will be on display at the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany.

The Neues Museum, also located in Weimar, will simultaneously present an exhibition titled "Van der Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism Around 1900" which will feature work from modernists including Max Beckman, Claude Monet, and Henry van der Velde.

"Cradle" designed by Peter Keller in 1922 will be on display in the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany.
Jan Keler "Cradle" designed by Peter Keller in 1922 will be on display in the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany.