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Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity // MoMA NY

November 7, 2009

Bauhaus // MoMA NY

I’m thrilled to announce that a new exhibition titled Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity starts in two days at the MoMA NY! For those of you not familiar with the Bauhaus movement, this school of avant-garde art was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany. Although it was later shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the school had a profound influence on all aspects of art, architecture, and design.

The Bauhaus coined the term “form follows function,” a simple standard that ultimately became the foundation of this Modern art and design movement. I was lucky enough to visit the Bauhaus museum in Berlin, and it was incredible to actually see the furniture and art that really had a huge influence on my style and process as a designer.

“The exhibition gathers over four hundred works that reflect the broad range of the school’s productions, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater design, painting, and sculpture, many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States.”

It includes works by Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gunta Stölzl.

Seriously check this out if your in town!

When: November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010
Where: The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, Sixth floor, MoMA NY


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