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.

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.

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

Welcoming speeech Suse Kletzin, management Verein Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.
Welcoming speech Dr. Eva-Marina Froitzheim, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Live conversation with Prof. Esther Hagenlocher, University of Oregon and Hadwig Goez, archive Willi Baumeister,
presented by Anja Krämer, Weissenhofmuseum Stuttgart
Walk through the exhibition with the three curators
Duration: approx. 1 hour

Link to log in to Zoom:

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

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, 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.

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

What shall we eat this Time? Exhibition at the Weissenhofwerkstatt

© Ann-Kathrin Müller & Julia Schäfer

Exhibition at the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
September 12 to November 8, 2020
Ann-Kathrin Müller + Julia Schäfer

What Shall We Eat This Time? is an interdisciplinary, artistic research project that will be presented in the Weissenhofwerkstatt at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart. Two cookbooks, Koch schnell und frisch für den Sommertisch (Fast and Fresh Summer Recipes, 1931) und How to Cook in Palestine (1936), were the starting point for this project. Both books were written by Erna Meyer, who in 1927 participated in the Werkbund exhibition The Dwelling in Stuttgart as the home-economics consultant and, due to the fact that she was Jewish, emigrated to Palestine in 1933. The political upheaval in two countries is revealed in the recipes. The formation and transformation of cultural identities through the process of cooking and eating is investigated and challenged in the exhibition.

During the exhibition the picture window of the Weissenhofwerkstatt will be the setting of a video installation that is visible from the outside. Using the form of a community kitchen, the artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will invite the general public to participate in this process and to taste the dishes prepared at four scheduled sessions. The visitors will also be invited to participate in a discussion.
A series of posters that accompanies the sessions of the community kitchen will be available as an edition.

Exhibition opening:
Friday, September 11, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Forecourt of the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

Mandatory registration (limited to 30 visitors)  by September 10, 2020, at:

Additional information will be sent by e-mail following registration.

Prof. Barbara Traub, Jewish Religious Community of Württemberg [invited]
Suse Kletzin, chairperson of the Friends of the Weissenhof Estate
Anja Krämer, director of Weissenhof Museum

Accompanying program to the exhibition:
What shall we eat this Time_Accompanying program



What shall we eat this Time? Live cooking on Zoom

Live cooking on Zoom:

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 5 p.m.

As part of our special exhibition What shall we eat this Time? there will be instead of the finissage a second live cooking on Sunday, November 8th, 2020.

The artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will cook together with the participants a menu composition from Dr. Erna Meyer’s cookbooks “How to cook in Palestine” (Tel Aviv, 1936) and “Koch schnell und frisch für den Sommertisch” (Stuttgart, 1931).
The necessary ingredients for the three recipes can be found here; you can also choose to cook individual dishes:
dishes for live cooking, 08.11.20

Live cooking on zoom takes place under the following link:

Corona – Regulations in the Weissenhofmuseum

Due to the corona pandemic, some rules still apply to us, please note them!

A maximum of 15 visitors may stay in the Weissenhof Museum.

Visitors can only be let in and out individually or in pairs. Our entrance situation is very narrow. Please be patient and expect waiting periods.

The distance requirement of at least 1.5 meters applies inside the whole museum.

It is mandatory to wear an everyday mask. If necessary, you can buy masks at the reception.

It is forbidden to enter the museum or take part in guided tours for people who
1. are or have been in contact with a Covid 19 infected person if the last contact has not yet passed 14 days.
have typical Covid 19 symptoms, namely fever, dry cough, impaired taste and smell.
3. do not wear a mouth and nose covering

For further information, please read the following PDF:

Corona – opening times and guided tours Weissenhofmuseum / Weissenhof Estate

From July 28th 2020 the following opening times apply:

Tuesday – Saturday:            12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, Holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday closed

A maximum of 15 visitors may stay in the Weissenhof Museum.
The distance requirement of at least 1.5 meters applies inside the whole museum.
It is mandatory to wear an everyday mask.

Booking tours in the Weissenhof Estate

Booking tours in divers languages in the Weissenhof Estate will take place again.
Eternal tours with a maximum of 15 participants.
For appointments and the applicable regulations, please contact us at

Public tours in German in the Weissenhof Estate 

The tour will take place only in German language.
It is an explicit eternal tour. It doesn’t go into any of the Weissenhof houses.

Information on visiting our museum can be found under “Corona regulations” on this website.

06. & 07. 06. 2020
Reopening of the exhibition “Highnoon am Killesberg” on June 6th & 7th, 2020 !!
06. & 07. 06. 2020

Due to the corona pandemic, the special exhibition “High Noon am Killesberg – Postmodern versus Modern” had to close abruptly from March 13th, 2020. In order to enable the students to round off their exhibition, we open the doors of the Weissenhof Werkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe house for a weekend.

In the early 1980s, the architectural movement of postmodernism gained worldwide attention and led to controversial discussions. In 1981 Jürgen Joedicke, the director of the Institute for the Foundations of Modern Architecture, organized an international symposium on the subject of architecture of the future, future of architecture. Well-known architects discussed their views of architecture. The aim was to take a critical look and to present approaches for future architecture.
In the exhibition designed by students of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart, the showdown postmodern versus modern revives again!
The focus of the exhibition is on the comparison and analysis of the different attitudes of the architects for debate. Submitted sketches of ideas for critical handling of the Weißenhof estate are shown. In addition, projects in downtown Stuttgart are analyzed: the State Gallery as a masterpiece of postmodernity in Germany and the Kleine Schloßplatz, as a place that is associated with a lot of emotions for many people in Stuttgart.

Weissenhofwerkstatt in the House Mies van der Rohe
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

The opening hours of the exhibition are Saturday and Sunday, June 6th & 7th, 2020, from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The usual corona regulations apply, wearing a mask and the minimum distance are required.
Admission is free.

Digital UNESCO-World Heritage Day on June 7th, 2020

Under the motto “World Heritage connects”, the World Heritage Sites in Germany celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Day. Due to the corona pandemic digital for the first time.
The new website 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.
On the page you will also find the photo campaign #WelterbeVerbindet. We are looking for photos of visitors at and in their world heritage sites. Get involved!