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The Bauhaus at 100: Modern Legacies


April 2 through May 5

Germany’s Bauhaus art and design and architecture school opened in 1919 and operated for only 14 years until the Nazis shut it down in 1933. From there, its students and teachers spun out worldwide, but especially to America, where artists such as Josef and Anni Albers, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius joined faculty at the likes of Black Mountain, Illinois Institute of Technology and Harvard and trained an entire generation of new architects based on ideas that developed in the Bauhaus in the 1920s. The Bauhaus at 100: Modern Legacies excavates its own collection for this exhibition of prints, photographs, ceramics, furniture and graphic design. From LACMA’s Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies and the Departments of Decorative Arts, Modern Art, Photography, and Prints and Drawings come artworks and design that prompt reflection on the Bauhaus’s diverse and complicated legacy. Read (or listen to) more about the Bauhaus and its legacy here.

Free with Museum Admission (admission is FREE for members, students, and M-F after 3 pm for LA County Residence.)