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Josef Albers
Formulation: Articulation, Folio I / Folder 8, 1972
screenprint
sheet: 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm)
1976.4.245.8

2015 Weil am Rhein + Bonn + Brussels + Lausanne + Copenhagen

Das Bauhaus #allesistdesign is a major exhibition presenting a comprehensive overview of the Bauhaus concept of design. The Bauhaus was one of the most influential cultural institutions of the twentieth century, a place where the leading tendencies of the European avant-garde converged and melded. Stylized into a myth, the Bauhaus also came to epitomize the modern design cliché: geometric, industrial, cool. Das Bauhaus #allesistdesign presents a multiplicity of rare, in some cases never-before-seen works from the fields of design, architecture, art, film, and photography, and documents underlying developmental processes and societal models. At the same time, the exhibition considers the influence of the Bauhaus as it relates to current developments in design, such as the digital revolution, and features works by contemporary designers and artists. Viewed from this present-day perspective, the Bauhaus reveals an array of new facets with surprising contemporary relevance. Featured designers and artists include Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Lyonel Feininger, Joseph Grima, Walter Gropius, Enzo Mari, Olaf Nicolai, Open Desk, Adrian Sauer, Oskar Schlemmer, among many others.

Josef Albers
Tlaloc, 1944
woodcut in rough pine board
15 x 14 1/2 in. (38.1 x 36.8 cm)
1976.4.118
Josef Albers
Tenayuca, 1942
oil on masonite
8 1/2 x 12 in. (21.6 x 30.5 cm)
1976.1.1099

2018 Sao Paulo + Berlin + Bern

Bauhaus Imaginista is an international project commemorating the centenary of the foundation of the German design school. Bauhaus Imaginista comprises international exhibitions and debates, designed and developed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) of Germany, Bauhaus Association, and Goethe Institut, in partnership with several institutions. At Sesc Pompeia, the exhibition presents archival documents, publications, objects, and works of art related to Bauhaus teachers, students, and artists. In addition, the exhibition features artists from outside Germany who were directly influenced by the Bauhaus.

Anni Albers
Wallhanging, 1925
silk, cotton, and acetate
57 x 36 1/8 in. (145 x 92 cm)
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich

2019 Munich

Reflex Bauhaus. 40 Objects–5 Conversations marks the hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus, featuring important Bauhaus objects in dialog with contemporary art. In 1925, the year Die Neue Sammlung was established, the Bauhaus left Weimar for Dessau. Die Neue Sammlung was one of the first museums to acquire contemporary Bauhaus works that are today considered icons of modern design. Pieces from this period include textiles by Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl, toys by Alma Buscher and Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, and works in metal by Otto Rittweger and Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Further acquisitions were made until recently, adding important works to the collection of historical objects, many of which are on view for first time.

Josef Albers
Homage to the Square: White Setting, 1959
oil on masonite
36 x 36 in. (91.5 x 91.5 cm)
Toledo Museum of Art

2019 Toledo, Ohio

"Everything Is Rhythm": Mid-Century Art and Music is a multisensory display focused on the relationship between art and music. The exhibition features a selection of twentieth-century abstract paintings paired with carefully curated musical compositions. Presented together in this manner, the art and music engage visitors in an experience that engenders close looking, contemplation, and a consideration of the connection between the two forms.

Anni Albers
Play of Squares, 1955
wool and linen
34 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (87.6 x 62.2 cm)
Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire

2019 Portland, Maine

In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–1969 explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the twentieth century and helped define the aesthetics of the nation's counterculture. The artists of the school's early years—Anni Albers, Dale Chihuly, Robert Ebendorf, Jack Lenor Larsen, M.C. Richards, and Toshiko Takaezu—contributed to a dynamic community of craftspeople who broke new ground across a wide range of media. The exhibition features more than ninety works of art, including textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, paintings, and prints, as well as newly discovered correspondence, photographs, brochures, posters, and magazine articles from the Haystack archive.

2019 Vienna + Stuttgart

2019 Aachen, Germany

2019 Leverkusen, Germany

Alles Farbe! Jörn Stoya und die Sammlung des Museum Morsbroich considers the paintings of Jörn Stoya in relation to works of art in the museum's collection.

Josef Albers
Study to Homage to the Square: Early Air, 1955
oil on masonite
24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld

2019 Krefeld, Germany

Von Albers bis Zukunft. Auf den Spuren des Bauhauses marks the centenary of the Bauhaus by tracing its multifaceted influence through works by Bauhaus masters and students including Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Josef Albers, Georg Muche, Gerhard Marcks, and Fritz Winter, among others. Thematic galleries extend from this historical nucleus and consider precursors such as the German Werkbund as well as related art movements like De Stijl and Constructivism.

Josef Albers
Study to Homage to the Square: Apodictic, 1950–54
oil on masonite
15 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. (40.4 x 40.4 cm)

2019 Zurich

Max Bill: Bauhaus Constellations explores the dynamic interactions among Max Bill and the artists he met at the influential German school. The exhibition investigates Bill's creative development at the Bauhaus, which ultimately led to the establishment of his own internationally acclaimed design school, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany, and solidified his place as a seminal figure in the Concrete Art movement. Artists featured alongside Bill include Josef Albers, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters, Oskar Schlemmer, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Georges Vantongerloo.

Josef Albers
Stained-Glass Window of the Sommerfeld House, ca. 1921
Photographer unknown
Gelatin silver print
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Josef Albers

2019 Los Angeles

Bauhaus Beginnings, which marks the 100th anniversary of the school's opening, reexamines the founding principles of this landmark institution. The exhibition considers the school's early dedication to spiritual expression and its development of a curriculum based on elements deemed fundamental to all forms of artistic practice. Established in 1919, the Bauhaus sought to erode distinctions among crafts, the fine arts, and architecture through a program of study centered on practical experience and diverse theories. Until the school's forced closure by the Nazi regime in 1933, students and masters worked with a variety of traditional and experimental media and continually reconceived the role of art and design in contemporary society. Despite its relatively brief, itinerant existence, the Bauhaus occupies an outsize position in the cultural imagination.

Anni Albers
Fox I, 1972
photo offset
sheet: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8cm)
Josef Albers
Full, 1972
from the portfolio Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers
screenprint
sheet: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (41.9 x 41.9 cm)

2019 Hartford, Connecticut

The Bauhaus Spirit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, a pioneering German art and design school, and its early impact and lasting influence. A legendary movement that has come to symbolize Modernism, Bauhaus spirit is expressed throughout the Wadsworth's collection in art, furniture, and architectural design. Learn about the principles that revolutionized art and design in the early 1900s and have lasted a century.

Anni Albers
Orange, Black and White, 1926/1965
silk and cotton
70 5/8 x 48 1/8 in. (179.4 x 122.2 cm)
Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.343

2019 Chicago

Weaving beyond the Bauhaus traces the diffusion of Bauhaus artists, or Bauhäusler, such as Anni Albers and Marli Ehrman, and their reciprocal relationships with fellow artists and students across America. Through their ties to arts education institutions, including Black Mountain College, the Institute of Design, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Yale University, these artists shared their knowledge and experiences with contemporary and successive generations of artists, including Sheila Hicks, Else Regensteiner, Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Claire Zeisler, shaping the landscape of American art in the process.