Exhibition view: different chairs in Bauhaus style on red, yellow and blue pedestals

From Arts & Crafts to the Bauhaus

The Bauhaus was not just another art movement: in its fourteen years of existence (1919–1933) it also had huge political significance. Standing for an open society, it was democratic, international and diverse. Still of outstanding contemporary relevance, it is now the focus of a temporary exhibition at the Vienna Furniture Museum.

The myths and stories surrounding the Bauhaus are legion. Concepts such as the Bauhaus style or the Bauhaus idea have become platitudes in current design discourse. The Bauhaus itself has become a myth, an icon of modernism, mistakenly framed both as its pinnacle and starting point.

Conceived by the Bröhan Museum, Berlin’s museum of Jugendstil, Art Deco and Functionalism, the exhibition From Arts and Crafts to the Bauhaus seeks to dispel many of these myths and to provide a contribution to categorizing the Bauhaus within the context of design history.


Vienna Furniture Museum

Andreasgasse 7
1070 Wien

Current Dates

  • Thu. 06 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.