Bauhaus Exhibition at Villa Huegel, Essen

From June 16 until October 7, 2018, the Villa Huegel in Essen presents a breathtaking exhibition called “Magic of Colour.” It will show 130 pieces of Josef Albers’ work. Albers, who was born in Bottrop near Essen, taught at the famous Bauhaus school. Albers is known for exploring and experimenting with colors in his artistic dimension. With this exhibition, the Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary of charitable work.

Built between 1870 and 1873, Villa Hügel is magnificently furnished with paintings, tapestries, Italianate coffered ceilings and beautifully carved wooden staircases. This stately residence not only reflects the wealth of the Krupp industrialist family, it also demonstrates the economic importance of Essen in the age of industrialisation. The villa has 269 rooms, 8,100m² of living space and is set in a 28-hectare park in a prominent position overlooking the Ruhr valley and Lake Baldeney. The art exhibitions and concerts held here since 1956 have turned Villa Hügel into an internationally acclaimed centre of culture.

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