Enter the Bauhaus: Philosophy of Modern Design Exhibit

The German American Heritage Center and Museum is excited to share another new exhibit with you titled “Enter the Bauhaus: Philosophy of Modern Design” open from January 27th to May 26th

In 1919, a bold new idea was founded in Weimar, Germany by an architect named Walter Gropius. With industrialization ramping up and a new wave of mass production sweeping the globe, there were anxieties about the soullessness of manufacturing and its products losing artistic quality. Art’s purpose as a creative outlet was being challenged by the utilitarianism of industrialization. To preserve the quality of art from the clashing monotony of production, a new ideology aimed to unite them instead, the Bauhaus.

This exhibit will introduce the history, the philosophy, and selections of artists that helped build the Bauhaus. You may recognize names such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, as well as other talented artists and craftsman. The exhibit will also introduce original pieces from Bengt Von Rosen, a student of the Bauhaus that immigrated to the Quad Cities and contributed to many designs of local landmarks and buildings.