Events

17.07.2021
We are celebrating 5 years of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Corbusier!
17.07.2021

© Fernando Iannone / The Baukunst Dynamites

5 years UNESCO World Heritage Le Corbusier!

We are celebrating the five-year membership of the two Le Corbusier houses in the Weissenhof Estate Stuttgart as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! THE BAUKUNST DYNAMITES provided the Le Corbusier semi-detached houses with an installation especially for this purpose and the photographer Ferdinando Iannone took a great photo with our board members, club members, neighbors and friends.

We are also pleased that the Stuttgart Mayor of Construction Peter Pätzold and Friedemann Gschwind, the German expert on the team for the transnational UNESCO World Heritage application, are honoring the anniversary with their statement. You can see it on our YouTube channel under the following link:
https://youtu.be/cgMCB_h3U4M

29.05. - 01.08.2021
Fritz Seitz – Color Connections, Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt – OPEN FROM MAY 29th
29.05. - 01.08.2021

                
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
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Six people are allowed to stay in the exhibition at the same time. A medical mask must be worn and a distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained. Filling out a contact tracking form is required.

 

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.

As a homage to the exhibition location, the often forgotten colourfulness of the Weissenhofsiedlung is presented in the exhibition and thus forms a point of reference for Seitz’s work on the subject of color.

Organizer:
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

02.07.2021
Current information on admission to the Weissenhof Museum
02.07.2021

The incidence values ​​in Stuttgart are constantly within level 1, i.e. below 10.

For a visit applies:

Our opening times: Tue – Sun and public holidays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mon closed

We reserve the right to continue to limit the maximum number of visitors who can stay in the museum at the same time to 15 people. We want to guarantee the distance of 1.5 m between the individual visitors recommended in the Corona state ordinance.

It is no longer necessary to book a time slot.

Admission is regulated by a traffic light function.

Evidence is no longer required.

For entry you have to complete one contact tracking form per household. To avoid waiting times, you can download the form here and fill it in and bring it with you.

A medical mask must still worn in the museum and on the platform and a distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.

contact tracing form

For public tours applies:

Public tours take place every day except Monday at 3 p.m. On Sundays and public holidays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The tours are explicit eternal tours through the Weissenhof Estate and will take place only in German language. A maximum of 7 people can take part in each tour.

The tour lasts 45 minutes and costs € 5. Children up to 11 years are free.

A booking at info@weissenhofmuseum.de is required. With the booking you will receive the information on how to collect the tickets.

02.07.2021
Digital lecture with Prof. Esther Hagenlocher as part of the special exhibition “Fritz Seitz – Colour Connections”
02.07.2021

The artist Fritz Seitz (1926 – 2017) left us with his art, teaching and his writings a body of work that can only be seen in its entirety and interconnectedness since his passing.
Prof. Esther Hagenlocher (University of Oregon) knew Fritz Seitz in person and worked intensively on his oeuvre.
As part of our special exhibition “Fritz Seitz – Color Connections” in the Weissenhofwerkstatt, we hear at
Friday, July 2, 2021, 7 p.m.:

About preserving Fritz Seitz’ legacy by Prof. Esther Hagenlocher

A journey by Esther Hagenlocher from Stuttgart to Nusse to the “Alte Apotheke,” the former home of the artist Fritz Seitz – and back. The goal was to preserve, link it to figures, and make it accessible to a broader audience.
Fritz Seitz was a stately figure with flashing intellect, and the house was a quiet place. Yet, it came alive with the insights granted into his thoughts and the enormous subtlety of his work. Gradually, the fascinating interconnections within the house across the four floors became apparent.
The lecture will show how these connections were present in the life and work of Fritz Seitz and how these relationships require equal attention to his fine art and commercial practice. His way of thinking is neither conceptually nor stylistically driven; rather, his body of work prioritizes the performative potential of the materials, the design, and ultimately the everyday life to be acted out in it. Thus, Seitz’s works become something to be experienced.

Greetings and introduction: Anja Krämer (Weissenhofmuseum) und Hadwig Goez (Archiv Willi Baumeister)
After the lecture (about 45 minutes), Esther Hagenlocher will be happy to answer your questions.

The lecture will be take place on zoom.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81080633437?pwd=MWUzenRiQU4rT3UxTlJmSkJ2ZEJSdz09

06.06.2021
UNESCO-World Heritage Day on June 6th, 2021
06.06.2021

Under the motto “Solidarity and Dialogue”, the World Heritage Sites in Germany celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Day. Due to the corona pandemic mostly digital again.
The website www.unesco-welterbetag.de offers a virtual tour of discovery and provides a look behind the scenes of the 46 world heritage sites in Germany.
The Le Corbusier semi-detached house as part of Le Corbusier’s complete architectural work is also represented. The team from the Weissenhofmuseum had shoot a short movie…let yourself be surprised and take a digital look.
On the page you will also find a photo campaign and a quiz.

27.05.2021
Reopening on Thursday, May 27 th, 2021
27.05.2021

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors to the Weissenhof Museum again from May 27th.

Our opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays.

A maximum of ten people are currently allowed to stay in the museum. Booking a time slot is no longer necessary.

You will be admitted

  • with a negative, certified corona test that is not older than 24 hours. (Children up to 6 years do not need a test). Please come already tested, our rooms does not allow our own test station
  • when you are fully vaccinated
  • if you have recovered from a Covid-19 disease
  • if you wear a medical mask and keep a distance of 1.5 meters

It is also necessary that you completely fill out one contact tracking form per person on the museum’s platform before entering. To avoid waiting times, please download the form here and fill it in and bring it with you.

contact tracing form

Public Tours

Our public tours will start again from Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, daily at 3 p.m., on Sundays and public holidays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The tours are explicit eternal tours through the Weissenhof Estate and will take place only in German language. A
maximum of 7 people can take part in each tour.
A booking at info@weissenhofmuseum.de is required. With the booking you will receive the information on how to collect the tickets.

 

18.05.2021
We are ready to go…
18.05.2021

The museums in Stuttgart still have to remain closed, but the reopening is within reach!

An opening is possible if the incidence value is consistantly below 100 for five days and the city administration announces this publicly.

We therefore ask for a little patience, as soon as an opening date has been set, you can find out about it on our homepage or on Facebook and Instagram.

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

May 18th, 2021

31.03.2021
The Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier house will be closed again from Wednesday, March 31
31.03.2021

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

 

16.03.2021
The Weissenhof Museum will reopen on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
16.03.2021

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.

24.12.2020
The Weissenhof Museum and the Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021!
24.12.2020