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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to the page.
Share the ways you are celebrating by tagging #Bauhaus100 #docomomo and #exploremodern on social media.