For its World Architecture Day celebrations, the National Building Museum will host Bauhaus-Fest, an all-day commemoration of the Bauhaus centennial, on October 6. The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 by modernist master Walter Gropius in Germany, and its influence still resonates today.
National Building Museum Bauhaus-Fest Schedule of Activities:
11 am–3 pm, ongoing
Celebrate modern architecture around the world with the DC Public Library – enjoy a story time, check out a book. Designed for children under 5 years old. Get inspired any time with this curated book list from DC Public Library.
Discover Design-Discover Bauhaus Workshop
Learn how to create a simple chair design based on Bauhaus design principals. All ages.
11:30 am–Noon and 1–1:30 pm
Museum Collections Tour - Limited space
Tour the Museum’s collections, including the Raymond Kaskey architectural art collection and David Kemnitzer’s paper model collection, highlights from our World’s Fair House of Tomorrow furniture, the Architectural Toy collection, and David Weingarten Collection of 20th Century Souvenir Buildings. Onsite registration for the Museum Collections Tours begin at 11 am and are first come, first served.
Talk: Bauhaus Now-haus
Learn about Bauhaus’ impact and legacy with Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino.
This community day is produced in conjunction with the Wunderbar Together-Germany and the US initiative and in partnership with the Goethe Institute, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and DC Public Library.