Shape, Color, Feininger. An exhibition to participate

29.03. - 08.01.2024


Our hands-on exhibition for children invites visitors to become active in the museum in a playful way. Children of kindergarten age are given a place here to playfully devote themselves to the construction of objects, stimulated by the geometric shapes. Creativity and imagination are the focus here, and the exhibition consciously represents an inclusive approach.

For the first time, the exhibition takes up the design world of Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger, which is characterized by geometric forms, and transfers it into the three-dimensionality of space.
Large building block elements in the exhibition space continue the tradition of building block games, which have enjoyed great popularity since the 19th century. The special feature of the building block system was a new possibility for play: in contrast to the play ideas of prefabricated toys, children could now build their own toys and invent new play worlds again and again. The idea of building blocks was taken up at the Bauhaus. Lyonel Feininger, whose artistic work is strongly determined by geometric forms, carved wooden houses from which, for example, the well-known "City at the End of the World" could be erected. During her time at the Bauhaus, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher developed the "Schiffbauspiel" (Shipbuilding Game) from wooden elements of different colors and shapes. The game instructions clearly show the wealth of variations.

The exhibition Form, Color, Feininger takes up this game idea and fills the entire room with geometric shapes for building and designing objects. On one wall there are numerous magnets in different formats and colors. The floor is carpeted. On it are foam game pieces of various shapes and sizes.
There are no limits to the imagination. And that is exactly what is to be achieved: That children deal with the shapes, create small works of art, intrinsically motivated to allow their creativity. The exhibition provides the framework for open-ended, free play through the aesthetic guidelines. It creates a place for informal learning and a space for experiencing self-efficacy.

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: closed

Admission: free!
However, as places are limited, please buy a free ticket.