Building the Bauhaus: The Movement That Transformed Modern Art and Design
Founded in Germany in 1919 and closed in 1933, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture and design. In this new series from Curious Minds favourite Natalie Ribkoff (Around the World with Art Nouveau, Beyond the Wall: The Art and Architecture of Berlin), takes a vivid, slide-illustrated journey back to this cultural hotbed and the creative movement that sprung from its glass-walled façade in an age of social unrest.
As we examine the artworks and iconic designs of artists like Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus’s founder, architect Walter Gropius, we’ll trace the emergence of a new, quintessentially modern aesthetic that shaped the course of art and design in the 20th century—and still shapes our world today.
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 has led popular Curious Minds courses on Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Chicago Architecture and the Art and Architecture of Berlin.
March 14: Origins of the Bauhaus
March 21: Art and Technology: A New Unity
March 28: Down the Road to Dessau
April 4: Following in the Founder’s Footsteps
April 11: Inspirational Women
April 18: Bauhaus Everywhere