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Bauhaus & The US

The Bauhaus & the U.S.

Here, you'll find a timeline of events surrounding Bauhaus in the U.S., background articles on Bauhaus members who emigrated to the U.S. and general information on Bauhaus. 
A project on the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial 2019, in the framework of the Year of German-American Friendship.

Members of the Bauhaus who emigrated to the U.S.

After the Bauhaus school was shut down by the Nazi regime, a lot of the teachers and representatives of Bauhaus emigrated to the U.S. – we take a look at some individuals and some of their work in the U.S.

Form and Landscape © Mark Römisch

Photo Essay
Form and Landscape: Bauhaus in New England

Hidden away, in the woods of the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts, the emigrated architects around Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer build summer houses for their families and friends. In his artistic photo essay, photographer Mark Römisch succeeds in capturing the essence of these buildings within their immediate surroundings.

Luftwerk on Mies van der Rohe: Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color

On June 28, Iker Gil (MAS Context) spoke with German-American artist duo Luftwerk about their works. In the Q+A session that followed the artist talk, Ivan Blasi (Fundació Mies van der Rohe), John McKinnon (Elmhurst Art Museum/McCormick House) and Scott Mehaffey (Farnsworth House) were available to answer questions about the Mies van der Rohe structures in their care.

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Bauhaus Student Newspapers

In the spirit of celebrating Bauhaus centennial, the IIT Institute of Design’s student group mediaID and students of the School of the Art Institut of Chicago produced two Bauhaus newsletters. These are collections written, photographed, designed, and curated by students. Here, they reflect on the influence of the Bauhaus, examining its relevance and impact today while also looking toward the future.

Events in the U.S. 2019

Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive exhibition

Now available free of charge!

On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the Goethe-Institut presents Virtual Bauhaus, an exhibition on the German school of art and design using innovative Virtual Reality technology.

Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the iconic Bauhaus Dessau building, which was constructed in 1925–26 according to designs by the school’s first director, Walter Gropius, as it existed in the 1920s. Through this immersive environment, visitors explore the school’s central ideas through encounters with its architectural interior.

For more information on Virtual Bauhaus, visit the Goethe-Institut Boston

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