100 years Bauhaus
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100 years Bauhaus

2019 is the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The influence of this revolutionary art and design school can still be felt today. Among the principles of the Bauhaus were quest for simplicity and functionality and the envisaging of a new world.

Walter Gropius established the revolutionary school for artists, architects and industrial designers in the German city of Weimar in 1919. In a period in which only a small elite could afford products designed by artists, the Bauhaus worked from the ideal of making beautiful and functional design available to all. The school’s groundbreaking ideas, which later exerted worldwide influence, found their echo in the Netherlands in architecture, design and education. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen explores this Netherlands ⇄ Bauhaus network for the first time in a major survey.

netherlands ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world

netherlands ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world

Before commencing its large-scale renovations, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen pulls out all the stops with the exhibition ‘netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – pioneers of a new world’. Almost 800 objects – artworks, furniture, ceramics, textiles, photographs, typography and architectural drawings – provide a unique insight into the inspirational interactions between the Netherlands and the Bauhaus.

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Exhibitions

Branding Rotterdam

Branding Rotterdam

The Chabot Museum highlights the international avant-garde in Rotterdam
Neuhaus

Neuhaus

Het Nieuwe Instituut transforms into Neuhaus, ‘institute’ for other kno...
netherlands ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world

netherlands ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen pulls out all the stops with the exhibition ...

On Museum Night - 2 March 2019 - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is hosting a ‘Bauhausfest'.

The Bauhaus in Rotterdam

J.J.P. Oud, Rotterdam’s Municipal Housing Architect, was an important link between the Bauhaus and Rotterdam. His social housing projects in Spangen, the Kiefhoek and the Witte Dorp (White Village) attracted the attention of German architect. Oud gave an important lecture on Dutch architecture at the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1923. This was the beginning of regular contact between the German school and Rotterdam, and Dutch Functionalist architecture soon gained international recognition.

Architecture

Sonneveld House

Sonneveld House

One of the best-preserved residences built in the Dutch Functionalist style
Van Nelle Fabriek

Van Nelle Fabriek

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014
Houses by Oud

Houses by Oud

Architect J.J.P. Oud designed this housing block in 1924 when he was City A...
Visit the Van Nelle Factory

Visit the Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory (1930) is considered worldwide to be one of the icons of Modernism and is closely linked to the Bauhaus movement that is now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Especially for this occasion it is possible to visit the Van Nelle Factory with an experienced guide. Visit the Factory From 16 February, Saturdays & Sundays.

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Art Rotterdam Week

Art Rotterdam Week

Rotterdam will revolve around culture and contemporary art during Art Rotterdam Week 2019. Art lovers will have the opportunity to visit numerous art and design fairs, unique exhibitions, site fairs, open studios and pop-up shows during the event from 6 – 10 February 2019.

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