8/3 - 9/23 2019

The traveling exhibition “come to bauhaus!”, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus in Japan, will start at the Niigata City Art  Museum on August 3 and will tour to five museums by 2020.

With the generous cooperation of the domestic museums and holders of bauhaus’s works, about 300 invaluable works and materials will be exhibited at this exhibition. It is the largest scale bauhaus exhibition to be held in Japan in recent years.

There is a question,

“What is  bauhaus?”

This exhibition approaches from the viewpoint that it is a “school” to the question.

What did the teachers, for example, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy teach at their classes?

You will see what was going on in their classes through this exhibition.

It is an exhibition you would feel like to enter the bauhaus.

From its revolutionary art education, there were produced a lot of works and designs created from the bauhaus workshops. Masterpieces of the products, such as Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer and Teapot by Marianne Brandt are also introduced at this show.

There is a section that introduces the activities of the four Japanese students who entered the bauhaus,  so that you can see the deep connection between Japan and the bauhaus.

The Niigata City Art Museum will held a variety of related events during the show.

Please enjoy the contents of a variety of workshops, lectures, collection exhibitions, etc. from the lecture by Hiroshi Kashiwagi (design critic, Professor of Emeritus at Musashino Art University), a member of the bauhaus 100th Anniversary Committee.

Let’s all celebrate the bauhaus 100th anniversary at the Niigata City Art Museum this summer!


“come to bauhaus!”
Venue | Niigata City Museum of Art, Exhibition Room
Date | August 03 – September 23, 2019
Closed on Mondays (August 12th, September 16th, 23rd), 8/13 (Tuesday), 9/17 (Tuesday)
Time| 9: 30-18: 00 (Face ticket sales are closed 30 minutes before closing)
Admission |
General ¥1,000 (800) yen
University students, high school student ¥800 (600) yen
Junior high school students and below free
※ () is group (more than 20 people), repeater discount rate (viewing of the second and
subsequent is discounted by 200 yen by stub presentation of this exhibition viewing ticket)
※ Person with disability certificate, nursing notebook and some assistants are free (please
show at reception desk)
※ It is discounted by 100 yen than the fare on the day by discount ticket bringing (can not be
used together with other discounts)

website | http://www.ncam.jp



1. Lecture “Bauhaus: Universality of Design”

Lecturer Hiroshi Kashiwagi (design critic, Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University, member of the Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Committee)

Date and time September 7 (Sat) 2 pm-(about 90 minutes)

Venue Niigata City Art Museum Auditorium (Capacity 100)

* No application required


2. Demonstration + Talk “When I print BAUHAUS …”

Graphic presentations using typography in the early years of Bauhaus will be shown and explained together with curators.

Lecturer Mr. Kaya Yoshizawa (Typographic workshop KOULE TYPE printer)

Date and time 1 August 31 (Saturday), 29 1st (Sunday) Same contents as each day, 2 pm-(About 2 hours, 1:30 pm reception starts)

Each day 20 people (more than high school students)

Venue Niigata City Museum of Art Training Room

* 500 yen per entry fee

* Pre-registration system by round-trip postcard, must arrive by Tuesday, August 6

  1. A) Name of all participants, B) Age, C) Address of representative, TEL D) Preferred date “8/31” or “9/1”, E) Fill in “Bauhaus” on the return postcard. Apply to the Niigata City Museum of Art. You can enter up to 2 people per one. In the case of a lot of application, it draws lots.


3. Short lecture “School life of Bauhaus”

Lecturer: Curator, Niigata City Museum of Art 

Date and time: August 11th (Sun), 18th (Sun), September 8th (Sun) The same contents on each day, 2 pm-(about 30 minutes)

Venue Niigata City Art Museum Auditorium (Capacity 100)

* No application required

4.Collection Exhibition II Pleasure of Abstraction, Temptation of Representation.

August 9 (Fri)-December 1 (Sun)

Bauhaus related artists, Paul Klee, Joseph Albers, Max Bill are exhibited. 

※ The exhibition will be closed  on August 6-8 for changing the works, only the Bauhaus exhibition will be held


About the traveling exhibition “come to bauhaus!”



Traveling Venues

Niigata City Art Museum  (August 3 – September 23,  2019)

The Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City  (October 12 – December 1,


Takamatsu  Art Museum (February 8 – March 22, 2020)

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art  ( April 11 – May 31, 2020)

Tokyo Station Gallery  (July 17 – September 6, 2020)


About the constellation of bauhaus


In addition to the traveling exhibitions, we compare various events related to bauhaus as “Constellations of bauhaus” in the same way as the stars sparkling on a map of Japan. Please match the star of the event of the blink house blink in Japan.


 About bauhaus 100 japan




Niigata City Art Museum Poster