November 2018 – March 2019

Bauhaus and America. Interactions

The exhibition “Bauhaus and America” at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur crosses
borders, consciously focussing on Bauhaus artists who, following the closure of the Bauhaus
in Dessau in 1932 and in Berlin in 1933, went on to further develop their approaches in
America. The exhibition will be examining the interrelationships between such émigré artists
as Josef Albers, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger and Herbert Bayer and the American
art scene. Following the Bauhaus concept of traversing conventional boundaries between the
arts, the exhibition will be encompassing works of visual art, painting, sculpture, prints,
photographs and design. A consideration of Bauhaus as the source of inspiration for
individual creative processes will provide the basis of the museum’s collaboration with
TanzTheaterMünster, which will be creating contemporary adaptations of Bauhaus ideas and

László Moholy-Nagy, A XXI, 1925, Foto: LWL/Rudolf Wakonigg