2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus, the German art school recognized by many as the 20th century’s most influential experiments in art, architecture and design. Hosted by the Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows, Bauhaus: The Making of Modern offered a two-and-a-half day dynamic exploration of the modernist art school and the ways in which it has come to define modernism today.
At Bauhaus: The Making of Modern, guests explored the tumultuous times that fostered the Bauhaus school; its iconoclastic leaders and their unique approaches; and the philosophy born out of its brief fourteen-year life that has had a transformative effect on architecture, sculpture, painting, industrial design, and so much more. The Bauhaus sent ripples around the world — not least of all to Aspen, Colorado. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions, we celebrated this rebellious and aspirational movement that in so many ways laid the foundations for our modern era.