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Bauhaus & The US

The Bauhaus & the U.S.

The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. 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., a list of events in 2019 and general information on Bauhaus. 
A project 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.

Events in the U.S. 2019

The Bauhaus in New England

The Goethe-Institut Boston presents a series of events and exhibitions in New England.

Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive exhibition

Now available free of change!

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

URBANSCREEN on the Public Library during the opening of the DeutschlandjahrPhoto: Daniel Dobers

The Bauhaus and Wunderbar Together

More Bauhaus events by our partners on the website of the Year of German-American Friendship.

Learn more on the Bauhaus

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.

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