Bauhaus 100


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


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2019 is the centenary of the Bauhaus. Events, exhibitions, museum openings, and more are scheduled throughout the year to commemorate this influential school and its impact on modernism. We have compiled a list of some ways you can mark the occasion, Bauhaus-style.


Not surprisingly, Germany, the country where the school originated, is brimming with Bauhaus-related events. Some unique activities include a Bauhaus Marathon and a traveling Bauhaus Bus fashioned after the iconic school building (the bus is also making stops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Hong Kong). Two museums whose focus is on the Bauhaus are set to open this year, each in a city where the school was located: the Bauhaus Museum Weimar on April 6 and the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which will house the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world, on September 8.

There’s plenty to do stateside, too, of course. Make a pilgrimage to the Gropius house in Lincoln, MA, designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius as his family home. Check out the slew of activities Aspen, CO, has planned, including a book club and a “Bauhaus Ball” reminiscent of the school’s many creative fêtes. The Elmhurst Art Museum, which owns the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House, has three upcoming exhibitions on the topic.

We will update the list periodically as more events are announced. Organizing a Bauhaus event? Send it to us at and we will add it to the page.

Share the ways you are celebrating by tagging #Bauhaus100 #docomomo and #exploremodern on social media.

In the US:

The Bauhaus and Harvard

February 8 - July 28

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA Traveling Exhibition

Through February 15 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

June 6 - July 14 Seattle WA


Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars

February 14 - July 7

Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions & Events at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

February 16 - April 14: Assaf Evron & Claudia Weber

February 16, 1:30 pm: Guest Lecturer Margret Kentgens-Craig will expand on the legacy of the legendary school and its lasting effects in the United States. 

February 23 - April 20: The Whole World a Bauhaus 

March 1 - March 22: Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive Exhibition


Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition

June 5 - July 18

Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO

In Germany:

Bauhaus and America. Experiments in Light and Movement

Through March 10

Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Münster, Germany

Bauhaus Imaginista: Still Undead, Berlin

March 15 - June 10

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Henry van de Velde: Pioneer of the Bauhaus on the crossroads of modernism

March 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020

House Schulenburg Gera, Gera, Germany

Listing of events and exhibitions planned at the Bauhaus Dessau

Trienniale of Modernism

September 26 - 29 in Weimar

October 4 - 6 in Dessau

October 11 - 13 in Berlin

& Beyond:

Tel Aviv White City Bauhaus Tour

Bauhaus: Pioneers of a New World

February 9 - May 26

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

More Bauhaus inspiration:

From Bauhaus to Aspen: Herbert Bayer and Modernist Design in America, by Gwen Finkel Chanzit and Daniel Liebskind, 2005.

The Bauhaus and America, by Margret Kentgens-Craig, 1999. 

The New Bauhaus, a film about Laszlo Moholy Nagy, to be released in 2019.