School of Art Gallery: Bauhaus (Canada) 101, February 13 - March 27

Bauhaus (Canada) 101

The School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba

Curated by Dr. Oliver A. I. Botar

Presented in partnership with the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture and the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities.

Co-sponsored by Arthur and Judy Drache, Ottawa, and The Salgo Trust for Education, New York.


February 13, 2020 to March 27, 2020

About the Exhibition:

The School of Art Gallery is pleased to present Bauhaus (Canada) 101, the only major exhibition in Canada to celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus, the legendary German design school. The exhibition offers insight into the school's influence on Canadian architecture, furniture design, graphic design, art and pedagogy. It documents how Bauhaus alumni including Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, fled Europe to the United States during the WWII period and trained the Canadians who brought Bauhaus ideas back with them to Canada, and to the University of Manitoba School of Architecture in particular. Bauhaus (Canada) 101 demonstrates that it was mainly via the University of Manitoba that Bauhaus architectural and pedagogical concepts spread throughout Canada.

Associated Programming:

February 13, 2020: Opening Reception, 4:30 – 9:00 PM

Lecture by Curator Dr. Botar, ARTlab 136, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

February 14, 2020: Curator's Tour, School of Art Gallery, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

February 26, 2020: Education Coordinator's Tour, School of Art Gallery, 12:15 PM

February 28, 2020: Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Otto, ARTlab 364, 12:00 PM

February 28, 2020: Keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Otto, MAWA , 7:00 PM

More Information:

For more information about the exhibition, contact Administrative Assistant Donna Jones at 204.474.9322

For more information about the associated programs, contact Education Coordinator Genevieve Farrell at 204.272.1519

School of Art Gallery

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Image Credit: Henry Kalen, Courtyard of the Russell Building, ca. 1960 (Russell Building, 84 Curry Place, Winnipeg, 1958-59. Smith, Carter, Katelnikoff. Ernest Smith, Partner in Charge. A. J. Donahue, Principle Designer with Douglas Gillmor. Grant Marshall, Interior Design) Courtesy of the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.