Bauhaus serigraph by Josef Albers

BAUHAUS: 100 Years Later

September 24, 2019–February 16, 2020 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts » First Floor » Starr Gallery of Watercolors

No art school had a more influential or lasting impact on 20th century art and design than the Bauhaus. Founded in 1919 by the German architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969), the Bauhaus’ curriculum aimed to unite fine art, architecture, design and craft with the goal of creating functional art that could be incorporated into to daily life. Today, the streamlined designs and forward-looking aesthetic of the Bauhaus continues to inspire creative minds. This exhibition showcases work by major figures such as Josef Albers (1888-1976), Johannes Itten (1888–1967), Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943), and others who were involved with the school between 1919 and 1933.

Image above: Untitled, undated, serigraph by Josef Albers (German, 1888-1976). Gift of Arthur Irwin, 85.D10. Photography by David Stansbury.