Arts

Ten Things to Know About the Bauhaus: Opening Dinner and Discussion Part 2

August 19, 2019  • Institute Staff

The Bauhaus, the German school of art and design, operated from 1919 to 1933 with a faculty that brought together artists, architects, and designers. In the years since it closed at the hands of the Nazis, it has continued to be a touchstone and a source of ideas, as well as the subject of many myths. Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, the curators of the exhibition Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops of Modernity (2009-2010) at The Museum of Modern Art, discuss ten key principles for understanding what the Bauhaus was—and was not—and why it has continued to be so important to modern culture.