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Carpet design (detail), Léna Bergner, ca. 1925–1932. The Getty Research Institute, 850514. © Heirs of Léna Bergner


  Carpet design (detail), Léna Bergner, ca. 1925–1932. The Getty Research Institute, 850514 © Heirs of Léna Bergner

Bauhaus Beginnings

Opens June 11, 2019 | The Getty Center
Featuring nearly 250 objects, Bauhaus Beginnings marks the 100th anniversary of the school's opening and examines the founding principles of the landmark institution. The exhibition considers the school's early dedication to spiritual expression and the development of an innovative, yet historically informed curricular program. The work of students such as Léna Bergner showcases how an emphasis on the fundamentals of form and color materialized in the design of objects produced in the workshops—a process of translation which constituted a key element of the school's pedagogical vision.

Gallery tours are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. except for July 4.

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Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

Opens June 11, 2019 |
This online exhibition offers an in-depth look at the Bauhaus, exploring the school's history, theoretical underpinnings, and novel pedagogy. Scholarly texts are paired with virtual, interactive experiences inspired by important investigations at the school including Vassily Kandinsky's color exercise, Josef Albers's material exercises in paper, and Oskar Schlemmer's stage experiments. The exhibition features 75 rare objects, nearly half of which are not featured in the gallery exhibition.

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Artist in Residence for the 2019/2020 Scholars Program

The GRI is pleased to announce that Tavares Strachan will be joining the GRI as the artist in residence for the 2019/2020 scholar year. The New York-based Bahamian artist's work examines the intersection of art, science, and the environment and has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. Strachan's residency coincides with the 2019/2020 Getty scholar year centered around the themes "Art and Ecology" and "The Classical World in Context: Thrace."

Learn more about the scholar year themes and the cohort of Getty Scholars.


GRI Publication Receives Award

The Art of Curating: Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard by Sally Anne Duncan and Andrew McClellan has received the New England Society award for best book in the Art and Photography Category. The book examines the role that Sachs and his program played in shaping the character of art museums in the United States. The New Books Network calls the book a "compelling read for curators, academic art historians, museums studies scholars, and anyone interested in the history of art museums."

Buy the award-winning book.


  Stills from Die Näherin (The Seamstress), Heinrich Brocksieper (director), Utz Brocksieper (photographer), ca. 1930. 35mm film. © Archiv Brocksieper

Bauhaus on Screen

Film Screening | June 16, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
As part of the international celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Bauhaus on Screen presents a 90-minute program of short films produced between 1919 and 1933 by figures at or associated with the landmark institution. The films are representative of the emergence of abstraction in cinema and artists' experimentation with the relatively young medium. Curator, writer, and filmmaker Thomas Tode discusses the films and frames them within their broader contexts.

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  Material-übungen (Material Studies), Erich Consemüller (photographer), Walter Tralau and Arieh Sharon (artworks), ca. 1926–1929. Gelatin silver print. The Getty Research Institute, 920020 Photograph © Stephan Consemüller

Photographs and Material Studies: A Closer Look at Bauhaus: Building the New Artist

Facebook Live | June 14, 2019| 10:30 a.m. |
Join Bauhaus: Building the New Artist curators Maristella Casciato and Gary Fox as they offer an intimate look at objects featured in the online exhibition on the Bauhaus and as they consider the work of students who studied under the tutelage of the school's masters. Among the objects featured are student Erich Mrozek's analytical drawings and material studies photographs of Bauhaus student works by Max Bill, Arieh Sharon, and Walter Tralau.

Watch online on June 14.

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  Untitled,Vassily Kandinsky, 1923. The Getty Research Institute, 2019.PR.13

Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses, 1923

The Meistermappe (master's portfolio) is a collection of works on paper published in 1923 in order to raise funds for the school while showcasing the creativity and skills of its teachers. Produced by artists including Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, the eight prints typify the printmaking climate at the Bauhaus when the school reached its cultural and technical zenith. The portfolio was acquired with partial support from the Getty Research Institute Council.

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  The Mohani Temple & Street, Mirzapore, between 1857 and 1863. The Getty Research Institute, 2017.R.35-11r

Views of India Album

Finding Aid
Views of India album contains 54 photographs of central and northern India most likely taken by a skilled amateur photographer. The album contains images of forts, gateways, palaces, temples, ghats, landscapes, waterfalls, and other locales in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chutterpore, and Madhya Pradesh. It was presented to the Reverend Edward Cole by Captain Edmund and Major-General William Bellairs, who served in the British Army in India.

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