Current exhibition

“Glass art and flower paintings”

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. 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 provide a beautiful contrast to the bright glasses Walter Crane and selected artists of the 20th century: Curt Herrmann, German Neo-Impressionist, Georg Muche, the youngest Bauhaus master at the time, Otto Herbig from the circle of bridge painters, Hilde Linzen-Gebhardt and Frida von Düring (Weimar), Albinmüller (Darmstadt artists’ colony), Dora Koch-Stetter (Ahrenshoop), Hans Rudolph (Gera).

Jugendstilgläser Gallé, Daum, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
Daum Nancy, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
Art Deco Gläser, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
Otto Herbig – „Blumenstück“, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
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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.

Oberlicht Haus Schulenburg, Foto: Ramon Miller
 

Protagonists of glass design

Glass art after 1900 received enormous impetus from technical innovations in glass production.

The Parisian dealer in Japanese art and founder of “Maison d’Art Nouveau” Siegfried Bing brought Louis Comfort Tiffany glasses from New York and had the exclusive distribution rights for Tiffany in Europe. In Nancy, Emile Galle, who had studied zoology and botany, among other things, produced his splendid, variously colored, etched and cut glasses, often with botanically accurate plant decorations. In 1901, he founded the famous Ecole de Nancy with the glassmakers Auguste and Antonin Daum, René Lalique and Gabriel Argy Rousseau.

Other famous companies in the glass trade included: Delatte – Nancy (France), the Poschingers (Bavaria), the Lausitzer Glaswerke – Weißwasser (Saxony), Loetz Witwe – Klostermühle (Bohemia), the Fritz Heckert glass factory – Petersdorf (Silesia), WMF – Geislingen (Württemberg).

Tiffany Gläser, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
 

Permanent exhibition

“A walk-in total work of art by Henry van de Velde”

Haus Schulenburg” is unique in its unity of building complex, originally reconstructed interiors and the outdoor facilities also designed by van de Velde.

Haus Schulenburg aus der Vogelperspektive, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
Haus Schulenburg Ost- und Südseite, Foto: Haus Schulenburg
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Many building details also bear the artist’s signature: designed stucco moldings and walls, wood paneling, parquet and tiled floors, ironwork on windows, doors, gates and staircases, lamps and decorative fabrics.

Stuckwand Blumenzimmer
Deckenmuster Tordurchfahrt
Intarsie Wohnzimmertisch
Stuckornament über Seitentür
Oberlicht, Eisenkonstruktion, Holzverkleidung
Tür zum Vorgarten
Wetterfisch
Musikzimmerdetail Stuckleiste
Rest der originalen Wandbespannung Musikzimmer
Teppichdetail Haus Schulenburg
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In addition: 32 pieces of furniture designed by van de Velde from the House of Schulenburg, which were recovered after worldwide research.

Musikzimmer Sofaecke
Musikzimmer Kredenzschrank
Musikzimmer Notenschrank
Blick ins Speisezimmer während der Muche-Ausstellung, 2019
Schrank mit zwei Seitenteilen
Jugendzimmer Schreibtisch
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In recent years, furniture by the “Bauhaus carpenters” Erich Dieckmann and Marcel Breuer, the Werkbund architect Albinmüller and French Art Deco display cabinets have been added.

Bauhausmöbel Erich Dieckmann und Marcel Breuer, Grafiken Georg Muche
 

With around 100 pieces, Haus Schulenburg houses one of the most extensive collections of Henry van de Velde’s book designs outside the Royal Library in Brussels.

Van nu en Straks, 1893 - 1984
Friedrich Nietzsche - Also sprach Zarathustra, 1908
Rudolf Eucken - Einführung in eine Philosophie des Geisteslebens, 1908
Edmond Glesener - Histoire de M. Aristide Truffaut, 1931
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The permanent exhibition includes works of art, publications and documents from van de Velde’s European and Weimar surroundings from the period 1895 – 1940, paintings by Curt Herrmann, Georg Muche, the Weimar artist couple Hilde Linzen-Gebhard and Heinrich Linzen, Albinmüller, Otto Herbig and others.

Georg Muche „Spanisches Interieur – mit schwarzer Mitte“, 1963
Hilde Linzen-Gebhard - Dame mit rosa Hut, um 1925
Hilde Linzen-Gebhard – Junge mit Eichelhäher, um 1925
Albin Müller, Künstlernamen Albinmüller, „Clematis“, 1916
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Virtual tour of Haus Schulenburg

Discover Haus Schulenburg virtually by clicking on the photo.

Virtueller Rundgang
 

Collections

The collection includes Lithographs by Honoré Daumier, a representative number of originally designed children’s and art books by the English Arts and Crafts artist Walter Crane (1845 – 1915), Art Nouveau graphics, a collection relating to the art publisher “Der Sturm”, graphics by German artists from the war years 1914 – 1918, the tempera designs for the painting of the Gera Ratskeller by Heinrich Linzen (1942), graphics of the “GDR Modernism”, furthermore sculptures by Guillaume Charlier, Constantin Meunier, Auguste Rodin, Jan Stursa, Georg Kolbe, Richard Engelmann, Volkmar Kühn, Heidrun Feistner and others. a.

Der Sturm - Grafik Georg Muche (1895 -1987)
Zeit-Echo ein Kriegs-Tagebuch der Künstler, Originalsteindruck von Edwin Scharff (1887 - 1955)
Fischerjunge - Bronzeskulptur von Guillaume Charlier (1854-1925)
Jan Stursa (1880 – 1925) - Der Verwundete, 1920
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