One hundred years ago, the famous architect Walter Gropius realized his vision of opening a school that would unite craftsmen, artists and designers into unity. The Bauhaus School opened in Weimar, Germany in 1919, and forever changed art in such diverse disciplines as typography, graphics, furniture design and photography.
"New unity: the life and after-life of the Bauhaus"Recreates the true spirit of the Bauhaus, combining several departments and institutions at the University of Arizona: Department of German Studies; Schools of Art, Music, Theater and Poetry; and the College of Architecture. This collaboration has contributed to the innovations that have led to Bauhaus’s global and solid reputation.
This exhibition features works by Bauhaus masters, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Joseph Albers, as well as examples of mid-century art movements that emerged from Bauhaus aesthetics, including pop art, constructivism and minimalism. “New Unity” reflects how the Bauhaus School established a relationship between art and craft, and then art and science, transforming modern aesthetics and influencing the art world in the last century.