Exhibitions

29.02.2024 – 13.04.2024

Wednesday to Monday 10.00 a. m. – 6.00 p. m.

Orangery at Palace Georgium
Puschkinallee 100
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Anhal­ti­scher Kunst­ver­ein Dessau e.V.
Hobuschgasse 5
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

anhaltischer-kunstverein.de

Exhibition in the Orangery

Max Uhlig - Sehnsucht Provence Bildnisse vis á vis

Max Uhlig is one of the last representatives of the era of plein air painting in modern art that began 150 years ago. His work elevates this era to the heights of our time.

Max Uhlig was already known before 1989 through his participation in West German overview exhibitions on GDR art. Until the early 1970s he was known exclusively as a graphic artist. For the first time in 1978, in the Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, he showed his then so characteristic works: “Black and white or in color draw lines in an expressive rhythm. Their superimpositions, the image mode and the conciseness of this extensive work was a discovery.

Max Uhlig is a painter, draftsman and graphic artist. He is one of the most important contemporary artists in Germany – and one of the few who are still dedicated to plein air painting. Born in Dresden in 1937, Max Uhlig never bowed to aesthetic or art-political dictates. In the difficult environment for artists in the GDR, he consistently stuck to his artistic principles. With the political change, Max Uhlig established himself in the international art world and was professor of painting at the Dresden University of Fine Arts. He has been awarded numerous national and international prizes and his works are in museums and collections worldwide.

25.02.2024 – 21.04.2024

Tue – Sun 10.00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Nov – Feb)
Mon – Sun 10.00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mar – Oct)

Haus Feininger
Ebertallee 63
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
bauhaus-dessau.de
Masters' Houses - Feininger house

T. Lux Feininger an his Bauhaus family

As one of the famous master houses designed by Walter Gropius, Haus Feininger is best known as the home and studio of the Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger. However, from 1926 to 1933, his entire family was artistically active alongside him: his wife Julia, their sons Andreas, Laurence and T. Lux Feininger, as well as Lore Feininger, Lyonel’s daughter from his first marriage, and Gertrud Wysse Hägg-Feininger, who married his son Andreas in 1933 .

Lux Feininger captured his family’s Bauhaus life in numerous photographs. In the exhibition they correspond with excerpts from family letters, read by son Conrad Feininger, who moved from Washington D.C. in 2022 after 40 years as an actor. moved to Dessau. In videos about the life and art of the Feininger family, his voice brings Julia Feininger’s fairy-tale stage puppets and collages to life, as well as T. Lux Feininger’s stage masks, which were reconstructed especially for the exhibition, or the reproductions of the furniture designed by Andreas Feininger for the dining room in 1925/1926.

30.03.2023 – 12.05.2024
Di – So, 10 – 18 Uhr (März – Okt)
Di – So, 10 – 17 Uhr (Nov – Feb)

Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1
(on the Kavalierstraße)
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

bauhaus-dessau.de
Intermezzi in the Bauhaus Museum

The Art of the Palliative Turn Art for the End of Our Way of Life

In 2020, the artist Olav Westphalen (born 1963) initiated the Association for the Palliative Turn, a loosely connected group of international artists. Since then, its members have focused on the artistic potentials of dealing with death, palliation, and leave-taking in a range of media and event formats that make use of humour, generosity, delight, and reflection. In the practice of life, the human body is inevitably awarded the role of a medium. The various limitations that bodies impose on people are as much a part of this as all singular sensory perceptions and experiences.

23.02.2024 – 16.03.2024
Tue – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 5.00 p. m.

KUNSTHALLE / Dessau
Ratsgasse
06844 Dessau

Anhal­ti­scher Kunst­ver­ein Dessau e.V.
Hobuschgasse 5
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

anhaltischer-kunstverein.de

Exhibition in KUNSTHALLE / Dessau

HOME PLAY - Dessau artists

After the planned opening exhibition in the KUNSTHALLE DESSAU could not take place in 2021, the Anhaltischer Kunstverein Dessau will now hold an exhibition every three years with the – NEW works – Dessau artists. We want to give everyone interested in art the opportunity to see Dessau art. We are looking forward to your visit!

Paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs by:
Angelika Spindler, Astrid Salewsky, Benjamin Kerwien, Christine Rammelt, Detlef Münnich, Dieter Bankert, Franziska Billarz, Fridolin Kraska, Grit Wolf, Henriette Rammelt, Hendrik Siewert, Johanna Bartl, Jakob Wolf, Juliane Naumann, Jürgen Ludwig, Katrin Günther, Katrin Zickler , Marion Münzberg, Michael Zabel, Oliver Engel, Olaf Rammelt, Olivia Seipelt, Peter Schrader, Ulrike Heise, Steve Michaelis, Sebastian Kaps, Jürgen Kutschmann, Uwe Hoyer, Ursula Strödicke, Till Neuenfels, Timm Scharge, Thomas Ruttke, Thomas Steinberg, Wilfried Meinharth

05.07.2023 – 30.06.2024
We – Sun  10.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m.

Museum of Natural History and Prehistory
Askanische Straße 32
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Museum of Natural History and Prehistory
Askanische Straße 32
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Museum of Natural History and Prehistory

Zoonoses - Animal dangerous

African swine fever, bird flu, cat flu – animals can get sick too. But what happens when the pathogens spread to humans? In this case one speaks of a zoonosis. Such a disease can pass in humans almost imperceptibly. But history shows that the consequences are sometimes very drastic. While plague and rabies used to spread fear and terror, today it is Ebola and Covid-19 that are causing the world to shake, regionally or globally.

Covid-19 will not be the last novel zoonosis to make the leap from animals to humans. Reason enough to take a closer look at the topic as part of the new special exhibition “Zoonoses – animal dangerous” in the Dessau Museum of Natural History and Prehistory. The exhibition also wants to convey how one can best protect oneself from infections. Valuable exhibits from the museum’s collection and loans from the University of Halle, the Charité in Berlin and the Natural History Museum in Leipzig complete the exhibition.

permanent exhibition
Tue – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 05.00 p. m. (Nov – Feb)
Mon – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 05.00 p. m. (Mar – Oct)

Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
bauhaus-dessau.de
Exhibition in the Bauhaus Building

The glass facade at the Bauhaus

The striking steel and glass facade of the workshop wing was a novelty when it was completed in 1926 and for a long time stood for modern building. Since its destruction due to the war in 1945, there have been repeated changes to the building. One of the most important was the reconstruction of the facade as an aluminum-glass construction in 1976. During this time, people learned to appreciate the Bauhaus again. It became (again) a place for design and architectural questions.

The exhibition traces the eventful history of the famous facade. Historical photographs show the interior and everyday life of the training center from the 1920s to the 1980s. Contemporary witnesses from different generations have their say in images and sounds.

permanent exhibition
Tue – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 05.00 p. m. (Nov – Feb)
Mon – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 05.00 p. m. (Mar – Oct)

Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
bauhaus-dessau.de
Exhibition in the Bauhaus Building

Bauhaus learning place

The former architecture classroom becomes an exhibition and place for visitors to stay with the “Bauhaus Learning Site”. Against the background and context of the historic Bauhaus Dessau as a school (1926–1932), current forms of learning that are practiced today in the two departments of the Academy and the Curatorial Workshop of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation are presented here. This includes research and teaching on history and critical reflection of modern and current design discourses as well as mediation and playful-speculative reinterpretations of historical exercises, materials and ideas.

Using a selection of presented projects, visitors to this location are invited to take part in the multi-voiced conversations of these teaching programs, workshops, publications and other formats on the discourse and practice of design.

permanent exhibition
Tue – Sun 10.00 a. m. – 05.00 p. m.

Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau

bauhaus-dessau.de
Exhibition in the Bauhaus Building

Archaeology of Modernism. Building Research Bauhaus Buildings Dessau

Whether door handles and bath tubs or colour samples and concrete fragments, the scientists in the building research archive of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation collect and investigate building components and materials of the architecture of Modernism. A worldwide unique collection of original testimonies that have been almost unknown by now. The exhibition Archaeology of Modernism. Building Research Bauhaus Buildings Dessau in the Bauhaus Building presents a selection from the building research archive and demonstrates the interaction of material and the architecture of Modernism by presenting building components and building materials, drawing and contemporary records.

Over the past decades, much knowledge about the once modern, however meanwhile historical materials has been lost. Many materials proved to be useful and prevailed, some of them not. They were just replaced in later refurbishment activities, apparently unimportant items, e.g. electrical lines and floor covers, were disposed of. But they find their place in the building research archive. They are secured, investigated and again and again studied to answer still pending questions of the architecture of Modernism.

October 2023 until October 2024

The exact locations of the picture banks can be found on the map on the exhibition page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Tourist Information Dessau.

Downtown

Open Space Gallery

Take your time for a walk through the city and discover the most beautiful places of Dessau-Roßlau as photo impressions on an approximately 3.5 km long circuit between the train station and Kavalierstraße.

In this interesting format, the temporary exhibition presents appealing topics such as urban development, urban history and urban culture.

In the current exhibition, 14 photo banks compare city views from Dessau-Roßlau today with photos from the past 60 years. This results in an exciting testimony to urban development.

The impressive results can be viewed on a walk through the city, can also be experienced digitally and inspire people to visit the original sites.

Click here to go to the exhibition page.