Exhibition/Talks/Concert Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100

"Gefecht (Battle)," 1930, gouache on cardboard, by Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879–1940. © Bowdoin College

Fri, 03/01/2019 -
Sun, 05/12/2019

Bowdoin College

Museum of Art
245 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME

Bauhaus Events at Bowdoin College, ME


Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100
March 1 — May 12
Shaw-Ruddock Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

By juxtaposing works of art and design by Bauhaus masters such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, and Oskar Schlemmer with works by their students, this exhibition introduces the famous Germanart school as a highly successful learning environment, responding to the social and political challenges of the era


Haunted Bauhaus: Opening Lecture and Reception
March 1, 3 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Art history professor Elizabeth Otto, University at Buffalo, explores how artists of the Bauhaus experimented with gender roles, sexuality, and political activism. Reception to follow.


Contemporary Expressions of the Bauhaus
March 25 — April 5
Edwards Center for Art and Dance

An exhibition of student art inspired by Bauhaus designs studied in Bowdoin’s visual art courses.


Opening Panel and Reception
March 27, 4 pm
Edwards Center for Art and Dance

Bowdoin faculty members Mark Wethli, Carrie Scanga, and Jackie Brown discuss lessons to be learned from the Bauhaus today.


Concert: Music at the Bauhaus
April 9, 7:30 pm
Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall

Senior lecturer in music Frank Mauceri and Bowdoin students perform Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, Paul Hindemith’s song cycle The Life of Mary, and other compositions associated with the Bauhaus.


Scholar’s Tour of Modernism for All: Laura Muir, Harvard Art Museum
April 10, 12 noon
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Laura Muir, research curator for academic and public programs, Harvard Art Museums, discusses the Bauhaus and its innovative curriculum.


Ellen Price, Serge Sabarsky Collection
April 26, 3 pm
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Ellen Price, curator, Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York, traces Sabarsky’s life from his childhood in Vienna to the founding of the Neue Galerie, offering a unique perspective on the art of German and Austrian modernism and its reception in the United States.

Curator’s Tour of Modernism for All: Jill Pearlman, exhibition curator
May 7, 12 pm
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Jill Pearlman, senior lecturer in environmental studies, discusses the international legacy of the Bauhaus, which became synonymous with modernist architecture and design.

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