Though it operated for just fourteen years, from 1919 to 1933, the experimental German design school known as the Bauhaus sparked the most significant design movement of the twentieth century. Ill-fated to coincide with the rise of Nazi Germany, the Bauhaus ideas of form united with function nevertheless endure, informing contemporary approaches to tea kettles, skyscrapers, and everything in between. This exhibit explores the trajectories of three seminal practitioners in the Bauhaus school and their later careers in the United States. It complements other exhibitions at Harvard, including Harvard Art Museums’ The Bauhaus and Harvard and Harvard Law School Library’s Creating Community: Harvard Law School and the Bauhaus. Harvard’s exhibitions are part of the global “Bauhaus at 100” celebrations.
On view through May 31.