Middlebury College Museum of Art


Weimar, Dessau, Berlin: The Bauhaus as School and Laboratory

February 7–April 19, 2020

The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was an experimental school, a modern laboratory for artistic innovation. In three different German cities over a period of 14 tumultuous years three different artistic directors, their colleagues, and students challenged the traditional hierarchy of the arts by placing the fine arts, design, and architecture on equal footing. This exhibition considers not only the Bauhaus’ far reaching influence on the practice and teaching of art, design and architecture, but also its enormous social and political impacts.

Wassily Kandinsky, Kleine Welten V, 1922
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944), Kleine Welten V, 1922, colored woodcut, 14 3/16 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the Sabarsky Foundation.