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.
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.
Anni Albers in the US From Weimar to Black Mountain – the Afterlife of the Bauhaus Textile
In 1933, the artist Anni Albers left Germany for the US, where she was invited to teach at at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina.
The Ultimate Odd Couple How Harvard Became a Center for Bauhaus in the United States
Of the many places Bauhaus artists flourished after leaving Germany, Harvard University might be the most unexpected – after all, the two schools couldn’t be more different.
A New Beginning Walter Gropius and “The Architects Collaborative”
After emigrating in 1937, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) was able to pursue a second major career in the US as an architect and as a teacher. Remaining active well into old age, he ran an internationally successful firm of architects in Boston and Cambridge: “The Architects Collaborative” – or TAC for short.
A New England “antiquity” The Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts
Walter Gropius built the Gropius House as his family home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in 1938, after he had accepted a teaching position at Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture.
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.
Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus In a nutshell: six sentences that encapsulate the Bauhaus
We run into the Bauhaus more often than we know – and not just while out shopping for furniture. Some of the design school’s maxims have found their way into everyday speech as well.
Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus Eight things you should know about the Bauhaus
Minimalist design, simplicity and efficiency – how the Bauhaus aimed to change the way we live.
Bauhaus centenary hype “The Bauhaus should be understood, not just indiscriminately celebrated.”
Arne Winkelmann, an architecture expert based in Frankfurt am Main, would like to see more a more critical approach to the Bauhaus school: an interview.
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.