Category Archives: Applied Arts

Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei Spring Rundgang 2013

This coming weekend is not just Museums Night in Leipzig and Halle, it is also the spring Rundgang in the Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei. On Saturday May 4th at 11 am all galleries in the Spinnerei complex open their latest exhibitions: and … Continue reading

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Neues Museum Weimar: Henry van de Velde. Leidenschaft, Funktion und Schönheit

Its probably fair to say that given the importance of Henry van de Velde’s decade in Weimar for the development of 20th century European design and architecture, the Thüringen town let him down. Badly. In 1902 Henry van de Velde … Continue reading

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Jagdfieber. Museums Night 2013 in Leipzig and Halle

On Saturday May 4th, 76 museums in Leipzig and Halle celebrate the 5th joint museums night. And naturally the three Grassi museums are also involved with programmes of guided tours and talks for the young and not so. In the … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig: Starker Auftritt – Experimental Shoe Design

The decision by Pope Francis to wear his own black shoes rather than the red slippers of St Paul is not just a catholic curiosity, but also a very subtle confirmation of the cultural importance of footwear in modern society. … Continue reading

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Eames by Vitra at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz

All looking for a more detailed exploration of the furniture design work of Charles and Ray Eames than that presented in the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig permanent exhibition “Art Nouveau to Present” are recommended to make the trip … Continue reading

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Grassi Liest 2013: The Leipzig Buchmesse in the Grassi Museums

With the last snow of winter melting quicker than chocolate cake of dreams on the fire of reality, it must be time once again for Leipzig Buchmesse. And once again the three Leipzig Grassi Museums are playing host to a … Continue reading

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Hinter die Kulissen geschaut: Grassi Museums’ Open Day 2013

On Sunday March 3rd the three Leipzig Grassi Museums invite all interested parties to take a peek behind, normally, closed doors. To step through the velvet curtain and learn what happens behind the scenes at the Applied Art, Ethnography and … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig: Trödel oder Kostbarkeit?

In the 1997 Simpsons episode “Homer’s Phobia” Marge attempts to raise funds to pay a repair bill by selling a family heirloom that she had inherited from her grandmother. Tragically the “very rare, old figurine from the Civil War” turns … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Dessau: Photography at Bauhaus – The Walther Collection

For all who having seen “Zwei Leben für die Fotografie – Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel” have rediscovered their passion for photo exhibitions: On Tuesday December 4th the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau open their winter exhibition “Photography at Bauhaus – The … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig: Zwei Leben für die Fotografie – Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel

A Leipzig photographer recently twittered the question why do fashion photographers insist on taking photos of women with animal horns on their heads? Until March 3rd 2013 the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig is presenting a photography exhibition that … Continue reading

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