Fritz Seitz – Color Connections, Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt

Fritz Seitz in his library, 2014                                                      Sheet from the teaching on the subject of color
© Willi Baumeister Stiftung


Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House

Mai 1st to August 1st, 2021

Due to the current corona situation, we cannot yet determine when our exhibition will be open to visitors

Fritz Seitz (1926-2017)
Artist, Professor, Graphic Designer, Scholar, and Consultant.

Fritz Seitz left us with his art, teaching, writings, and visual diary, which he called Chronolog, a body of work that can only be seen in its entirety and interconnectedness since his passing.

Born in Bad Kissingen, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart with Prof. Willi Baumeister. He was a notable voice in graphic design in the 1960s and 70s. From 1965-1992, he was a professor for foundation courses at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, and held numerous visiting positions in Germany and abroad. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, he taught color theory in the Productdesign Department for over twenty years.

Throughout his life, Fritz Seitz felt anchored and understood in Stuttgart.

The exhibition attempts to shed light on the interrelationships and the development of his thinking and making. Along the theme of Color, the connection between his creative fields is shown. His versatility to bridge between theory and professional practice, fine and allied arts, personal and published insights become perceptible.

Seitz’s works are supplemented by archival materials that refer to the academic linage of Willi Baumeister and Adolf Hölzel. All three taught and/or studied at the Stuttgart Academy. The neighboring Weissenhofsiedlung, built in 1927 and its color concepts are linked by both Baumeister and Seitz trough their work. Regardless of their individual significance, Hölzel – Baumeister – Seitz can be understood as a triad. Connected through their common content, they make a significant contribution to the teaching of Arts.

Exhibition opening DIGITAL: Friday, April 30, 2021, 19 pm

You will find more information about the program and the link to log in here shortly.

Weissenhofmuseum in the Le Corbusier House
Archiv Willi Baumeister in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Prof. Esther Hagenlocher, University of Oregon

Supported by:
Culture Office of the City of Stuttgart
Willi Baumeister Foundation
Friends of the Weissenhof Estate

The Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier house will be closed again from Wednesday, March 31

Since the incidence number in Stuttgart is consistently over 100, we have to close the Weissenhof Museum again from March 31, 2021 according to the decision of the city of Stuttgart.

The agreed visit dates from March 31, 2021 are therefore no longer valid.

We will inform you here when the incidence number in Stuttgart is consistently below 100 for five days and the museums are allowed to reopen.

The reception of the Weissenhofmuseum is still temporarily occupied during the closure and can be reached at info@weissenhofmuseum.de.

March 29, 2021


The Weissenhof Museum will reopen on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

From Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, a visit to the Weissenhof Museum is possible again. The requirement for this is an incidence value below 100 in the city of Stuttgart.
A maximum of six people are allowed to stay in the Weissenhof Museum at the same time. It is therefore necessary to arrange the visit with appointments in fixed time windows.

Our opening times from March 16th, 2021:
Tue – Sun 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mon closed

Bookable time slots:
12.00 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2.30 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
3.45 p.m. – 4.30 p.m

Please register at info@weissenhofmuseum.de, specifying the desired time slot.
A short-term visit is only possible after registering by telephone on 0711-25 79 18 7, provided that there are open time slots.

If the incidence numbers rise above 100, we have to close the Weissenhof Museum again and the agreed appointments are then no longer valid. Please inform yourself on our homepage before your visit.

Guided tours cannot take place at the moment and appointments are unfortunately not yet possible.