The Bauhaus Spirit at the Wadsworth Atheneum
July 13, 2019–March 13, 2020
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus—a pioneering German art and design school—experience its early impact and lasting influence. A legendary movement that has come to symbolize Modernism, Bauhaus spirit is expressed throughout the Wadsworth’s collection in art, furniture, and architectural design. Learn about the principles that revolutionized art and design in the early 1900s and have lasted a century.
Images: Anni Albers (American, born Germany), 1899-1994. Printed by Fox Press, Inc. Fox I, 1972. Lithograph on paper; ed. 108/150, print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Weber, 1972.96. ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2019; Photograph. Avery rotunda staircase, Wadsworth Atheneum archives; Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German, active in United States, 1886-1969) Joseph Muller and Bamberg Metallwerkstatten Berlin, Germany. Brno Chair, c. 1929-30, steel and leather, 29 3/8 x 22 3/8 x 20 in. Museum Purchase, 1981.104. ©2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, Full, c. 1962. Screenprint on paper. Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney Fund, 1962.605F. ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2019.