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"Arieh Sharon - From the Bauhaus into the world"
Exhibition with photos & films by Jean Molitor

On occasion of the 40th year of death of the Bauhaus architect Arieh Sharon, who was the construction manager of the Teachers' Houses of the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau (today: headquarters of the association baudenkmal bundesschule bernau) the association presents its new exhibition "Arieh Sharon - From Bauhaus to the World" with photographs and films by Berlin photographer Jean Molitor.


Until October 31, visitors can now view the exhibition on Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by prior arrangement with the Visitor Center.



Find out more about Arieh Sharon

When Arieh Sharon came to the Bauhaus in Dessau at the age of 26, he was already an architect. He became one of Hannes Meyer's most trusted students and closest collaborators. When Meyer won the architectural competition for the ADGB Trade Union School in 1928, he appointed Sharon as construction manager for the associated teachers' and employees' houses. After Hans Wittwer's departure from the Bauhaus and the Bernau school project in spring 1929, Meyer even entrusted Sharon with the entire management of the Berlin construction office, which had been set up specifically for the planning and execution of the Trade Union School.



Publication accompanying the new exhibition

Order the booklet that accompanies the exhibition "Arieh Sharon - From Bauhaus to the World" now.


Send us an e-mail to and receive your copy by post for EUR 5 plus postage. Here you can find more information about the publication.




Exhibition archive

In our exhibition archive you find the exhibitions of the association baudenkmal bundesschule bernau at the Teacher's House 9 since 2021. Take a look!


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Hannes Meyer
The "red" Bauhaus director

The Swiss architect Hannes Meyer became Walter Gropius' successor at the Bauhaus in 1928. He had already come to the Bauhaus in Dessau a year earlier with his building office partner Hans Wittwer from Basel to set up the long-awaited architecture class. His directorship brought a fresh wind of change to the Bauhaus. Life and the organisation of the workshops became more liberal and open to all Bauhaus students. Now the women were also free to decide in which workshop they wanted to be trained after the obligatory preliminary course. The structure of the workshops was simplified into building and furnishing departments, which emphasised the desired joint work of all Bauhaus workshops on one building. When Meyer won first place in 1928 with his competition entry for the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau and was thus awarded the contract for planning and construction, it was clear to him that this building was to become his first Bauhaus project, which was to realise this work as a collective –an ambitious project, successfully implemented. In 1930, only three months after the opening of the Trade Union School on 4 May, Meyer was dismissed by the Dessau magistrate in absentia due to his openly left-wing political stance.




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