Bauhaus Archive

Bauhaus Archive

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin: An Enriching And Educational Museum Experience. The Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, is a museum dedicated to continuing the legacy of the Bauhaus movement.

The Bauhaus was a unique art school in Germany. Founded in 1919 by an architect, Walter Gropius, in Weimar. With mass production in the manufacturing sector on the rise, many artists began to feel that individually created and crafted art would cease to have a purpose in modern, everyday life. Thus, the Bauhaus objective was to reunite the acts of creation and fine workmanship with the idea of manufacturing. The key philosophy was to create a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. In which all artistic genres could unite into one total piece of art. Thus, The Bauhaus style, or 'international style' sought to combine the function, art and fine workmanship with emphasis on experimentation and problem solving. All in all, a unique and modernist approach to the creation of art. After a long and fruitful existence, the Bauhaus school of art closed its doors in 1933.

The Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, is a museum dedicated to continuing the legacy of the Bauhaus movement. The building, suitably designed by Walter Gropius, houses the largest collection of Bauhaus art in the world . Items to be found in the Bauhaus include art, architecture, design and plans, along with a library and cafe. Many of the works of its famous and influential teachers involved in the Bauhaus movement are cared for here.

  • Including:
  • Paul Klee
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Oskar Schlemmer
  • Walter Gropius
  • Johannes Itten
  • Lyonel Feininger Josef Albers

Permanent exhibition

The Bauhaus Archive has one permanent exhibition. The museum also holds about four separate exhibitions every year. The museum hosts lectures and workshops for those patrons who seek to immerse themselves in all things Bauhaus as well. Audio guides are available for children and adults and are included in the price of admission. Audio guides are available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and German.

Bauhaus Archive of Berlin

Visiting the museum

After a long and interesting visit, guests can then sit and relax in the Bauhaus Cafe. The Cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a rich and varied menu. During Sundays, visitors can experience Bauhaus Brunch Events, which include a breakfast at the Bauhaus Cafe, along with a guided tour of the museum. The museum's main building will be modernized, as well as the addition of a new building on the museum grounds.


In short, as a reaction to a world where items were being mass produced on a large scale, the Bauhaus movement sought to unite sculpture, architecture, and painting into one total and functional work of art. These pieces were craft based, in that the designs would result in the creation of functional works of art, such as the steel pipe chair by Marcel Breuer, to be of use in everyday life. The Bauhaus movement was the most important movement in art and design of the 20th century and its influence is as relevant as it was in 1919. The Bauhaus Archive seeks to enrich and educate the public on the vast influence of the Bauhaus movement and how it pertains to our life, art and architecture .

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Museum informations

Bauhaus Archive
Klingelhöferstraße 14
10785 - Berlin, Germany
49 30 2540020
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