The Bauhaus and Harvard


The Bauhaus and Harvard
 presented at the Harvard Art Museums from 8 February focuses on nearly 200 works by 74 artists including Anni and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Lyonel Feininger, and László Moholy-Nagy, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection.

The exhibition will also remind visitors that Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930, and went on to become an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when founding director Walter Gropius joined Harvard’s department of architecture in 1937. Crucial design objects, prep works, photography, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials will all be on display in this exceptional exhibition running until 28th July 2019.

Image: Herbert Bayer, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Opaque watercolor, charcoal and touches of graphite with collage of cut printed and colored papers on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.