Lange Nacht der Museen © Kulturprojekte Berlin
This year, the whole world is celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus, including of course Berlin, which was for a short time the home of the legendary school of art and design. The Long Night of Museums sees the launch of ‘bauhaus week berlin 2019’, with exhibitions, talks, films and workshops at Ernst Reuter Platz and all over the city. And you can get off to a good start in the Kulturforum!
Periscope Walk to the Kulturforum
Sound artist Rochus Aust will be going from Ernst Reuter Platz to the Kulturforum with his Electricphonic Orchestra, taking with them periscopes through which you can look into the Gropius House in the Hansa Quarter and over the building site fences around the Bauhaus Archive and the New National Gallery.
Starting at The Temporary Bauhaus Archive (Knesebeckstr. 1–2) at 6 pm, arriving at the Kulturforum at around 7.30 pm
Dessau in Berlin
The miniature version of the Dessau Bauhaus, the ‘Living Machine’ by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, will be stopping off at the Kulturforum’s Piazetta.
Make a lamp in 100 seconds? Le-Mentzel, inventor of Hartz IV (low budget) Furniture, shows you how.
Material cost including energy-saving lamp 3 euros. Piazzetta: 6.30–9.30 pm
Bauhaus Dessau Virtual
Go on a tour of the Dessau Bauhaus with a VR headset! Robert Huber explains how the app was made.
Ground floor entrance hall: 7.45 pm | 8.45 pm | 9.45 pm
Are those famous Bauhaus classics like the Wassily tubular steel chair by Marcel Breuer just good-looking, or are they practical as well?
Take a seat and try them out for yourself!
Basement floor entrance hall
Bauhaus Colour Studies after Old Masters
Which color sample matches which painting? Old Masters are turned into color collages.
Gemäldegalerie: 6.30 pm | 8 pm | 9.30 pm | 11 pm
Bauhaus Photo Studio
Triangular or round, made of glass or fabric? Choose one of the imaginative costumes and have your photo taken as a Bauhaus dancer!
Basement floor entrance hall: 6–9 pm and 10 pm–midnight
László Moholy-Nagy and the New Typography
Curator Michael Lailach guides you through the exhibition in the Kunstbibliothek art library.
Special exhibition room on the 1st floor: 7 pm | 8 pm | 9 pm | 10 pm
Erik Spiekermann’s experimental letterpress workshop p98a puts its letterpress printing machine in the museum, where you’ll be able to print with it and have a chat with Erik Spiekermann.
Material cost 3 euros. Outside the special exhibition room on the 1st floor: 7 pm-midnight
Taking Liberties with Oskar Schlemmer
Two-dimensional becomes three-dimensional as a paper design becomes a costume. Transform yourself into a Schlemmer figurine!
Basement floor entrance hall: 6 pm–midnight
Fashion designers from the Lette Verein draw you as a fashion model in the style of the Golden Twenties.
Ground floor entrance hall: 7.30 pm | 8.30 pm | 9.30 pm
Fashion Flash Mob
Fashion designers from the Lette Verein present their designs inspired by the Golden Twenties.
Dance Through the Night
Inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet, dancers move across the floors and stairways of the foyer.
Charleston Dance Course
It held the Twenties spellbound – the Charleston. Dancers from
Les Belles Magnifiques demonstrate it and then invite you to join in with a 15-minute dance workshop.
Basement floor entrance hall: 9.00 pm–midnight | hourly
The Swingbopers create a great mood with their New Orleans jazz.
6.30–11.30 pm | hourly
All sorts of delicious goodies await you inside and out, including catfish from the Lichtenberg city farm, Swabian Käsespätzle, vegan snacks and organic wines from Franconia and Austria. Finish the Long Night on a relaxed note with cocktails specially created by Berliner Brandstifter – Gin van der Rohe and Walter’s Mule – right through to 3 am!
Till August 19th: Saver´s Ticket - Long Night of Museums Berlin 2019 for EUR 12 each