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Christmas at Jägerhof

Christmas with Wendt & Kühn 2015

November 28, 2015 to January 10, 2016
An exhibition by the Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst at Jägerhof

Every year on the first Advent, the Jägerhof turns itself into an atmospheric backdrop of pre-Christmas expectations. 24 Christmas trees that were magnificently decorated by friends present the latest and most unusual decorating ideas. Every day folk artists show their traditional and modern crafts. There is painting, carving, lace-making and spinning, narrated, played and crafted. Children are allowed to play with the toy train or with the doll house and can craft gifts with competent instruction.
Everything is like always and yet, this year is something very special: Thanks to the generosity of the lenders, we were able to extend the especially successful exhibition on the company’s founding of Wendt & Kühn beyond the Christmas season.

100 Years of Wendt & Kühn - Dresden Modernism from the Erzgebirge

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of company’s founding in 1915, the Museum of Saxon Folk Art presents Wendt and Kühn’s history of origin. Who would have known that Magarete Wendt and Magarete Kühn attended the ladies class at Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden from 1907. It was a vibrant time when the artistic community searched for and found new ways in fine and decorative arts as well as in architecture. Here in reformed art in Dresden somewhere between art nouveau, folk art and modernism lays the secret of success of the young designers with which they revived the tradition of toy manufacturing from the Ore Mountains. The exhibition shows the paths of the two courageous businesswomen and the development of their products from the humorous female consumer goods for the modern home to the embodiment of Christmas decoration from the Erzgebirge.