Bauhaus: The Transformation of Art and Design

Going behind the glass façade of the typical Bauhaus building, discover how the movement’s founder, architect Walter Gropius, and his colleagues established the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture and design. Their pioneering mission was to merge art and industry through education. We’ll spend time investigating the school’s radical curriculum and discover how the eccentric personalities of the experts inspired their students’ creative potential. We’ll examine some of the iconic objects produced by its trailblazing artists.

We’ll trace the steps of the Bauhaus emigres and see how, despite the odds, they ensured that the Bauhaus principles continue to have a major influence on architecture and design.



Week I: Origins of the Bauhaus
Week II: Art and Technology: A New Unity
Week III: Down the Road to Dessau
Week IV: Following in the Founder’s Footsteps
Week V: Inspirational Women
Week VI: Bauhaus Everywhere


The course is led by fine art advisor and art historian, Natalie Ribkoff. As a professional art advisor, Natalie has extensive experience providing art advice and collections management services to a number of Canadian corporations and private individuals. An energetic educator with a passion for the visual arts Natalie lectures at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and has participated in the Hot Docs Curious Minds Speakers Series.



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When Tuesday January 16, 2024 to Feb. 20, 2024 Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where University of Toronto, St. George Campus