Radical Geometries Bauhaus Prints, 1919–33

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Celebrate the centenary of this groundbreaking school of modernist abstraction

The Bauhaus—Germany’s legendary school of art, architecture, and design—was founded in Weimar by architect Walter Gropius in the spring of 1919. Gropius assembled an international group of faculty members including Josef Albers (German), Lyonel Feininger (American), Wassily Kandinsky (Russian), Paul Klee (Swiss), and László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian). The school relocated twice during its brief existence (to Dessau in 1925 and Berlin in 1932) before its closure by the Nazi regime in 1933, but its aesthetic of geometric abstraction—and its stated goals of collaboration across disciplines and harmony between form and function—have had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture and industrial and graphic design.

“Radical Geometries” marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus with a group of more than 60 works on paper, primarily prints but also a number of drawings, photographs, and ten of the 20 postcards designed by faculty and students for the first Bauhaus exhibition at Weimar in 1923. The objects on display are drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, augmented with key loans from private collections. The recent gift of Kandinsky’s dynamic portfolio of 12 prints Kleine Welten (little worlds), the artist’s magnum opus in printmaking, is shown in the exhibition for the first time.

“Radical Geometries” is timed to coincide with a wide range of centennial Bauhaus exhibitions across the country and the globe, including “The Bauhaus and Harvard” at the Harvard Art Museums. A companion exhibition at the MFA, “Postwar Visions: European Photography, 1945–60,” explores the continuing influence of Bauhaus abstraction in the decades following World War II.

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01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
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12.04.2018 - 08.09.2019
The Jewish Museum
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15.03.2019 - 14.07.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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03.05.2019 - 18.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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29.06.2019 - 20.07.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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20.07.2019 - 20.01.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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08.06.2018 - 20.10.2019
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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04.10.2018 - 28.07.2019
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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06.04.2019 - 08.09.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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12.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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14.06.2019 - 03.07.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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15.06.2019 - 29.09.2019
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale

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16.11.2018 - 28.07.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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04.05.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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03.05.2019 - 18.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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22.08.2018 - 20.08.2019
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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07.08.2019 - 08.12.2019
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
New York

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Radical Geometries Bauhaus Prints, 1919–33 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Main address: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Avenue MA 02115 Boston, United states Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Avenue MA 02115 Boston, United states Celebrate the centenary of this groundbreaking school of modernist abstraction

The Bauhaus—Germany’s legendary school of art, architecture, and design—was founded in Weimar by architect Walter Gropius in the spring of 1919. Gropius assembled an international group of faculty members including Josef Albers (German), Lyonel Feininger (American), Wassily Kandinsky (Russian), Paul Klee (Swiss), and László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian). The school relocated twice during its brief existence (to Dessau in 1925 and Berlin in 1932) before its closure by the Nazi regime in 1933, but its aesthetic of geometric abstraction—and its stated goals of collaboration across disciplines and harmony between form and function—have had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture and industrial and graphic design.

“Radical Geometries” marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus with a group of more than 60 works on paper, primarily prints but also a number of drawings, photographs, and ten of the 20 postcards designed by faculty and students for the first Bauhaus exhibition at Weimar in 1923. The objects on display are drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, augmented with key loans from private collections. The recent gift of Kandinsky’s dynamic portfolio of 12 prints Kleine Welten (little worlds), the artist’s magnum opus in printmaking, is shown in the exhibition for the first time.

“Radical Geometries” is timed to coincide with a wide range of centennial Bauhaus exhibitions across the country and the globe, including “The Bauhaus and Harvard” at the Harvard Art Museums. A companion exhibition at the MFA, “Postwar Visions: European Photography, 1945–60,” explores the continuing influence of Bauhaus abstraction in the decades following World War II.
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