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Villa Esche Chemnitz: Die Bauhauskünstlerin Marianne Brandt

As the final part of their celebration of Henry van de Velde’s 150th birthday the Villa Esche in Chemnitz is currently presenting an exhibition devoted the Chemnitz designer and artist Marianne Brandt: a person whom the organisers, with more than … Continue reading

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Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin. Family Sunday in the Three Grassi Leipzig Museums.

With winter finally showing itself the three Grassi Leipzig Museums will be presenting their annual Winter Family Sunday on February 9th. Under the title “Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin” the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts, Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum … Continue reading

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Denkmal Interventionen – Was ist schön? at Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts

Must historic buildings be visually attractive? And if so, what do we mean by visually attractive? And who determines what we mean? Is there beauty in deterioration? Or is letting a building deteriorate an insult to those who created it? … Continue reading

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Leipziger Improvisationsfestival LivFe 2013.

From September 19th until September 22nd the Leipziger Improvisationsfestival LivFe will once again bring the world of improvised Early Music to the strictly composed order of contemporary Sachsen. Thankfully. The opening concert of the festival’s 3rd edition takes place on … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Kokdu – Companions of the Soul.

On Thursday September 26th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum open their major autumn exhibition Kokdu – Companions of the Soul. In Korean folklore Kokdu are other-wordly beings who assist the dead as they pass from the physical to the spiritual … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Archiv Berlin: Poesie & Industrie. Barbara Schmidt. Porzellandesign

Back in 2010 the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts opened what we referred to as a “… a “triumvirate” exhibition exploring KAHLA porcelain.” The Bauhaus Archiv Berlin is currently presenting an exhibition focussing on just one aspect of that … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: CD Presentation – Robert Schumann, Bunte Blätter op. 99

Back in September 2012 the pianist Tobias Koch recorded an album of romantic piano works by composers including Johannes Brahms, Woldemar Bargiel and Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner. But principally Robert Schumann and his Bunte Blätter op. 99. A work that will … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Von Leipzig in die Welt

Those of us who’ve been away this summer have no doubt brought one or the other reminder of our travels back with us. Museum collections are largely built on a similar principle. If on a slightly different scale. The Grassi … Continue reading

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GRASSI-Fest 2013

Much like the famous spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, so to does the annual Grassi Museums GRASSI-Fest help smooth the transition from summer to autumn. The GRASSI-Fest 2013 will be staged on Sunday September 8th and … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig: Matinée Garden Concert – Trio Saviano

On Sunday July 14th the Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig presents a special lunchtime matinée garden concert from the Leipzig based Trio Saviano. Presenting a series of specially selected and seasonally appropriate works from the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla or … Continue reading

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