Bauhaus in New England

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus

The Bauhaus, a groundbreaking school of art and design, rose from the ashes of World War I in Germany 100 years ago. Its utopian and forward-looking ideas, inspired by founder Walter Gropius, attracted architects, artists and craftsmen from all over Europe, challenging them to rethink design, its function in society and how it should be taught.
New England became an important Bauhaus hub after the school was closed down by the National Socialists in 1933. Bauhäusler like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Xanti Schawinski taught at local Universities and left a legacy of Bauhaus buildings. This centennial year we invite you to explore Bauhaus in New England and (re) discover how its ideals continue to live on.