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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
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