Cultural highlights

Visit entertaining events and interesting exhibitions at Haus Schulenburg in Gera. The unique ambience will inspire you.

Current exhibition

Saturday 02.03.2024

Exhibition opening: “Glass art and flower paintings”

15:00 in the Belle Etage of the Schulenburg House

Jugendstilgläser Galle, Daum u. a., Foto: Haus Schulenburg
 

The exhibition focuses on valuable historicist, Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware, which takes visitors on a colorful journey from 1850 to 1940. The glass works of art come from large private collections – many thanks to the lenders. They can otherwise be seen at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, the Bröhan Museum in Berlin and the Driehaus Museum in Chicago. Flower paintings by the English Arts and Crafts artist Walter Crane and selected 20th century artists form a beautiful contrast to the bright glass: Curt Hermann, German Neo-Impressionist, Georg Muche, the youngest Bauhaus master at the time, Otto Herbig from the Brückemaler circle, Hilde Linzen-Gebhardt and Frida von Düring (Weimar), Albinmüller (Darmstadt artists’ colony), Dora Koch-Stetter (Ahrenshoop), Hans Rudolph (Gera).

Traditional glass production is part of the cultural heritage of mankind

The occasion for this remarkable exhibition is the inclusion of traditional manual glass production in Finland, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany on the UNESCO World Heritage List on December 6, 2023. The Lamberts glassworks in Waldsassen is one of the initiators of this recognition; Lamberts is one of only two companies in the world that still produce mouth-blown flat glass. This glass adorns the illuminated clock faces of Big Ben in London, the glass art of the Rockefeller Center in New York, the windows of the Frauenkirche in Dresden and the opalescent skylight of the Schulenburg House.

Thursday 09.05.2024

Residence concert I Schulenburg humorous with the ensemble diX

18:00 in the Belle Etage of Haus Schulenburg
16:30 to 17:45 Guided tour of the Henry van de Velde Museum and the current exhibition

Concert: 16 €/person
Guided tour: 5 €/person
Ticket sales: telephone, e-mail or 1 hour before the start

ensemble diX, Foto: Frank Raspel
 

I Schulenburg humorous

Of sleepwalkers and prodigal sons

Picture stories by Erich Ohser, poems by Erich Kästner and music
of the 20s and 30s

Meikel Engelmann – Recitation
&
ensemble diX
Albrecht Pinquart – Oboe
Hendrik Schnöke – clarinet
Roland Schulenburg – Bassoon

Saturday 01.06.2024

Residence Concert II Schulenburg baroque with the ensemble diX

18:00 in the Belle Etage of Haus Schulenburg
16:30 to 17:45 Guided tour of the Henry van de Velde Museum and the current exhibition

Concert: 16 €/person
Guided tour: 5 €/person
Ticket sales: telephone, e-mail or 1 hour before the start

ensembles diX
 

II Schulenburg baroque

Approached

Pearls of baroque music for harpsichord solo and flute

Eszter Szedmak – Harpsichord
&
ensemble diX
Andreas Knoop – Flute

Sunday 02.06.2024

Open Gardens Day

10:00 to 17:00

Rosen an der Pergola, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
 

On June 2, 2024, the large and small gardens in Gera will open their doors. We are a so-called entrance garden. Here, for a small fee, you will receive a stamp from 10 a.m. which will allow you to visit the participating green spaces.
The roses are just starting to bloom here, on the rose terrace, the pergola and behind the Schulenburg house.
The cafeteria is open and the bratwurst grill will be burning from 11:00 am.
The Henry van de Velde Museum also invites you to visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a reduced admission price of €5.00, children up to 14 years free.

Saturday 20.06.2024

Residenzkonzert III Schulenburg romantic with the ensemble diX

20:00 in the garden of Haus Schulenburg
18:30 to 19:45 Guided tour of the Henry van de Velde Museum and the current exhibition

Concert: 16 €/person
Guided tour: 5 €/person
Ticket sales: telephone, e-mail or 1 hour before the start

ensemble diX, Foto: Frank Raspel
 

III Schulenburg romantic

SummerSound

in the garden of the Schulenburg house

ensemble diX
Andreas Knoop – Flute
Albrecht Pinquart – Oboe
Hendrik Schnöke – clarinet
Roland Schulenburg – Bassoon
&
Nikolaus Voglhofer – Horn

Saturday 10.08.2024

Museum night

14:00 to 23:00

Eingangsportal Haus Schulenburg, Foto: Beate Arndt
 

We invite you to the Museum Night at 14:00 in Haus Schulenburg. Enjoy the atmosphere of the listed park, the cafeteria is open. Admission is free for visitors with a “Museum Night wristband”. At around 7 p.m., the host Dr. Volker Kielstein will give a personal tour of the museum and the “Glass Art and Flower Paintings” exhibition.

It will be cozy with torchlight and candlelight until around 23:00 in our courtyard. We will have a barbecue and drinks ready for you.

Sunday 25.08.2024

Bauhaus Day

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Van de Velde Büste von Georg Kolbe, 1913, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
 

It is now the 6th Bauhaus Day. Haus Schulenburg with its park and the Henry van de Velde Museum will be there again.

It is thanks to van de Velde’s student and friend Thilo Schoder that Gera is home to most of the “modernist” buildings from the first half of the 20th century in Thuringia. In addition to the permanent exhibition with interiors and furniture by Henry van de Velde, and more recently also with Bauhaus furniture by Erich Dieckmann and Marcel Breuer, the exhibition “Glass Art and Flower Paintings” can also be seen.

The cafeteria is open; from 11:00 a.m. the grill at the bratwurst stand will be burning. A reduced admission price of €5.00 applies to the exhibitions and guided tours in Haus Schulenburg on Bauhaus Day; children up to 14 years free.

Sunday 15.09.2024

Open Monument Day

10:00 to 17:00

Aufgang zur Diele, Foto: Karsten Friedrich
 

Haus Schulenburg as a whole is a monument of European standing: the architecture, interior design, furniture and garden design bear the signature of Henry van de Velde, the “father of modern design” and pioneer of the Bauhaus movement.

At 11:30 a.m., the host Dr. Volker Kielstein will give you surprising insights into the collections of the Henry van de Velde Museum and the exhibition “Glass Art and Flower Paintings”.

The tour will be repeated at 2:30 pm. You can explore the house and garden in a pleasant atmosphere with coffee, cake and cold drinks. Admission to the garden is free of charge; a reduced admission price of €5.00 applies to the exhibition and guided tours; children up to the age of 14 are free.