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Bauhaus World Tour: Where to See the Movement’s Best Art, Design, and Architecture

The German school's impact has spread across the globe.

It’s hard to believe that a school only in oper­a­tion for 14 short years has gone on to become the world’s most icon­ic art and design insti­tu­tion. Today, fans of the illus­tri­ous Bauhaus era can see 100 years of tan­gi­ble influ­ence all across the globe. Below, a few muse­ums and exhi­bi­tions to add to your must-vis­it list. 

Art

Zen­trum Paul Klee

Often called the father of mod­ern art,” abstract painter slash Bauhaus pro­fes­sor Paul Klee is direct­ly respon­si­ble for influ­enc­ing mul­ti­ple gen­er­a­tions of stu­dio artists over the last cen­tu­ry. It’s only fit­ting that Klee was hon­ored with a name­sake muse­um where patrons can view an exten­sive selec­tion of his vast body of work. 

Mon­u­ment im Frucht­land 3, 3000 Bern, Switzerland

Har­vard Art Museums

Bauhaus has tak­en over the Spe­cial Exhi­bi­tions Gallery at the Ivy League uni­ver­si­ty, where vis­i­tors can peruse a rarely shown archival selec­tion of Bauhaus-relat­ed paint­ings, tex­tiles, pho­tographs, peri­od­i­cals, typog­ra­phy, stu­dent exer­cis­es, and class notes. 

32 Quin­cy Street, Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts 02138, Unit­ed States

Design

Design­mu­se­um Denmark

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Vit­ra Design Muse­um and the Bun­deskun­sthalle, the Dan­ish Muse­um of Art & Design is host­ing a com­pre­hen­sive exhi­bi­tion that show­cas­es rare design works by Bauhaus all-stars like Mar­i­anne Brandt, Mar­cel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger and many more. 

Bredgade 68, 1260 Copen­hagen, Denmark

Muse­um Boi­j­mans Van Beunin­gen

In cel­e­bra­tion of the movement’s icon­ic cen­te­nary, the muse­um is host­ing a ret­ro­spec­tive enti­tled Nether­lands ⇄ Bauhaus: Pio­neers of a New World,” which fea­tures over 800 design works cre­at­ed by 60 promi­nent Dutch atten­dees of the Bauhaus school.

Muse­umpark 18, 3015 CX Rot­ter­dam, Netherlands

Architecture

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Bauhaus-Archiv / Muse­um für Gestaltung

Designed by architect/​Bauhaus founder Wal­ter Gropius, here you will find the world’s largest col­lec­tion of school’s arti­facts, com­prised of works by stu­dents and pro­fes­sors alike. Unfor­tu­nate­ly the muse­um is cur­rent­ly closed for ren­o­va­tions, but vis­i­tors can take a stroll around the grounds to mar­vel at the structure’s com­pelling aes­thet­ics. (Or they can vis­it the tem­po­rary space less than three kilo­me­ters away!)

Klin­gel­höfer­straße 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Bauhaus Cen­ter Tel Aviv

Found­ed in 2000 in an effort to increase aware­ness about Bauhaus in the Mid­dle East­ern region, the orga­ni­za­tion offers dai­ly two-hour walk­ing tours of White City” — a col­lec­tion of over 4,000 build­ings built in the sig­na­ture Bauhaus archi­tec­tur­al style by Ger­man-Jew­ish archi­tects between 1933 and 1948.

Dizen­goff St 77, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6433249, Israel

07 Apr. 2019 · neubau eyewear