In celebration of the Bauhaus centennial, institutions across Germany, the U.S., and other countries are holding conferences, exhibitions, and related events throughout the year. In Weimar, visitors can attend the recently renovated Neues Museum, only a short walk from two Henry van de Velde–designed buildings that compose today’s Bauhaus University, Weimar. Other enthusiasts can head to Dessau to dine at the Kornhaus restaurant, designed by Carl Fieger (1930), or stay overnight in the Gropius-designed “Prellerhaus,” part of the Dessau Bauhaus Building, where students of the school lived and worked.
Bauhaus Imaginista Exhibition
Through June 22, 2019
This exhibition at the Tube Factory Artspace presents the four essential elements of the Bauhaus: reform pedagogy, the design debate, material cultures outside the Western world, and experimental visual practices. More details at tubefactory.org.
Oskar Schlemmer: The Bauhaus and the Path to Modernity
Through July 29, 2019
This exhibition at Herzogliches Museum Gotha focuses on the life and work of Oskar Schlemmer, who is recognized for his Triadic Ballet and contributions as a painter, draftsman, graphic artist, sculptor, stage designer, and muralist. Details at bauhaus100.com.
Bayer & Bauhaus
Through April 25, 2020
This new exhibition delves into the profound but often unnoticed influence of Herbert Bayer’s work on Aspen, Colorado. More information at bauhaus100aspen.org.
Van de Velde, Nietzsche, and Modernism Around 1900
Through April 1, 2024
The new exhibition at the Neues Museum Weimar, formerly used for temporary exhibitions, opened in April with a presentation of Art Nouveau architect and designer Henry van de Velde’s work, including the Nietzche archive. More at bauhaus100.com.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
Through July 28, 2019
This exhibition at Harvard presents rarely seen design objects and photography from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s Bauhaus collection. Read our review and find more information at harvardartmuseums.org.
June 11–October 13, 2019
This exhibition at the Getty Research Institute examines the founding principles of the Bauhaus by featuring over 250 rare prints, drawings, collages, notebooks, and ephemera from its early years. More information at getty.edu.
Bauhaus on Screen
June 16, 2019 at 4 p.m.
This program at the Getty Center presents 90 minutes of short black-and-white films produced between 1919 and 1933 by figures at or associated with the landmark institution. Learn more at getty.edu.
Challenging the Bauhaus Today: A Conversation with Architects
June 18, 2019 at 7 p.m.
A panel discussion at the Center for Critical Studies in Architecture features architects Jan de Vylder and Verena von Beckrath, moderated by Elli Mosayebi. For more information, go to criticalarchitecture.org.
Opening of Bauhaus Museum Dessau
September 8, 2019
This new museum will display the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s collection in honor of the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and will also host contemporary events at the Bauhaus buildings. Learn more details at bauhaus-dessau.de/en.
ReVIEWING Black Mountain College
Asheville, North Carolina
September 20–22, 2019
The conference at UNC Asheville will focus on interdisciplinary education, information networks, and new media as they relate to the school. More at blackmountaincollege.org.