Events

16.10. - 19.12.2021
Kinder der Moderne / Growing up Modern – Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt
16.10. - 19.12.2021

Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House

October 16th – December 19th, 2021
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Film introducing the exhibition on our YouTube channel under the following link:
https://youtu.be/zr9NL0HDtH8

What was it like to grow up in an early Modernist villa or housing estate? Did living in such settings change children’s attitudes? Did these radical environments shape the way they looked at domestic space later in life? Were children in Modernist homes self-conscious about their avant-garde surroundings, or proud of them?

To answer these questions, this exhibition looks directly to a group of four individuals who were as children inhabitants of iconic Modernist homes and housing. Linking the spaces of Modern domesticity with the recollections of those who lived there provides a refreshing perspective on icons of Modernism in architecture.

Rolf Fassbaender lived from 1927 to 1939 in one of the J.J.P. Oud designed row houses in the Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart.
Ernst Tugendhat spent from 1930 eight years in Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat house in Brno.
Helga Zumpfe, née Schminke, lived for 15 years in the Schminke house in Löbau, built by Hans Scharoun.
Gisèle Moreau moved to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille in 1953 and still lives there today.

The oral histories collected by the curators Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, are complemented by their contemporary atmospheric photography taken to resonate with the childhood memories of the inhabitants.

Exhibition opening:
Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 7 p.m.
In the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

Registration required (the number of participants is limited) by October 14th, 2021 at: jehle@weissenhofmuseum.de
A certificate is required.

Speakers:
Anja Krämer, director of the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier House
Julia Jamrozik & Coryn Kempster, curators of the exhibition

Transmission of the opening and introduction to the exhibition via zoom with the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84593128211?pwd=YzdEb1VZaEZKNW5jcCtxdFV0N2VYdz09

For technical reasons, no interaction is possible and we ask all participants to keep their microphones off. Please pin the participant “Weissenhofmuseum” so that you can watch the broadcast without any disruptions.

Accompanying program:

Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 7 p.m.
Digital lecture (in English) with Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster about the “project” Growing up Modern.
The link to the lecture follows.

11. - 17.10.2021
Extended!!! brāhha – Temporary installation on the Bruckmannweg 10 in the Weissenhof Estate
11. - 17.10.2021


© Julia Schäfer, Ann-Kathrin Müller, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Extended until 17th of October 2021 — As part of the CURRENT Festival Stuttgart and on behalf of the Friends of the Weissenhofsiedlung e.V., the temporary installation brāhha by Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will be on view on Bruckmannweg 10 in the Stuttgart Weissenhofsiedlung from September 11th to 19th, 2021.
The installation is freely accessible round the clock.
If you want to listen to the texts without visiting the installation, you can call on telephone number 0711-25 29 95 01 free of charge.

brāhha is an inspection in eleven text miniatures about the fallow land and what thrives from it, about geological layers and the history of time. Via walkways, visitors are led to the overgrown property at Bruckmannweg 10 in the Weissenhof Estate and are guided through an audio walk using their own mobile phone. It contains the remains of the building by the Stuttgart architect Richard Döcker, which was destroyed in the Second World War. brāhha reflects on the effects of the war on the European (urban) landscape from a feminist perspective.
The word brāhha derives from the Old High German and means breaking up, the first plowing of the field.
The research-based project by the artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will be realized together with the author Judith Engel, the industrial designer team anima ona and the graphic designer Maximilian Haslauer and Alina Derya Yakaboylu.

Opening:
September 10th, 2021, 7–10 p.m.
Bruckmannweg 10, Weissenhofsiedlung
Greetings and introduction: Suse Kletzin, chairperson Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.
A herbal ice tea with herbs from the field Bruckmannweg 10 is served, made by the ceramic and tea specialist Lena Grasler.
No registration is required.

Accompanying program:
September 12th, 2021, 8 p.m.:
On the Open Monument Day, the installation will be accompanied by a film program in the Atelier am Bollwerk in Stuttgart. On display are “N.N.” (FRG, 1969) by Ottomar Domnick and “Martha” (GDR, 1978) by Jürgen Böttcher. More information and tickets: https://arthaus-kino.de/filme/sonderprogramm/  
September 14th, 2021, 6 p.m.:
The artists invite you to an architecture tour with the collection manager Vera Romeu in the Villa Domnick in Nürtingen. Tickets with prior registration: stiftung@domnick.de

In cooperation with:

Sponsored by:
                   

17.08.2021
Information from August 16th for admission to the Weissenhof Museum
17.08.2021

According to the new Corona regulation of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the following applies from August 16, 2021:

You get admission to the Weissenhof Museum

• if you are fully vaccinated.
• if you have recovered from Covid-19 disease.
• with a negative, certified corona test that is not older than 24 hours. Please come already tested, we don’t have a test station

Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the obligation to test. Children from the age of 6 and schoolchildren do not have to present a test either, they only need to present a student ID.

A contact form must be completed for each person prior to entry. To avoid waiting times, you can download the form here and fill it in and bring it with you.

We reserve the right to continue to limit the maximum number of visitors who are allowed to be in the museum at the same time to 15 people.

Admission is regulated by a traffic light function.

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

Our regular opening times apply: Tues – Fri 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat, Sun & public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays.

Guided tours in German language continue to only take place in the Weissenhofsiedlung. No GGG certificate is required for this.

contact tracing form

01.08.2021
Information from August 1st for admission to the Weissenhof Museum
01.08.2021

Currently the incidence values ​​in Stuttgart are within level 2, i.e. between 10 and 35.

For a visit applies:

Our opening times: Tue – Fri 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 10 a.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.

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

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

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