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photograph of a Tea infuser from 1924

October 10–November 8, 2019

The exhibition is part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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In partnership with AIA San Francisco and the Goethe Institut, and developed by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, presents 100 key works from the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus photography, which will be distributed between AIASF, Center for Architecture + Design, and the Museum of Craft and Design.

Portrait, architectural and product photography depict life at the Bauhaus, one of the 20th century’s most important art schools, and provide visitors with an extensive overview of the artistically diverse photography at the Bauhaus. The exhibition presents classic works by Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, and T. Lux Feininger as well as images by less popular photographers like Kattina Both, Irene Bayer, and Max Peiffer Watenpfuhl and a few superb works by entirely unknown artists. Their photos use dynamic diagonals, extreme perspectives, and refined tricks to visualize the experimental and professional approach to the medium of photography at the Bauhaus.

The exhibition is touring throughout the USA as a part of the “Year of German-American Friendship,” a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).


Lucia Moholy, Tea infuser MT 49 (design Marianne Brandt), 1924, Copyright: Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

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