Museum of Brisbane

Bauhaus Now

Bauhaus Now Exhibition Tour

Bauhaus Now explores the legacy of the Bauhaus by highlighting its visionary collectivist ideals and range of radical practices in art, design and architecture. Founded in 1919 in the German city of Weimar, the Bauhaus school was adversely affected by the Second World War. In 1932 the school moved to Berlin where it was permanently closed by the Nazis, forcing many of its students to flee Europe in search of refuge.

The exhibition will focus on the Bauhaus legacy in Brisbane through the works of European émigrés who were instrumental to the development of modernism in our city.

Key Bauhaus ideas will be explored through contemporary and original works, including the role of light and colour play as a form of education.

Suitable for Visual Arts, History and Design

9 May 2020 – 25 October 2020

For bookings, please complete our MoB Learn booking form and email to our MoB Learn team at

Year levels Secondary and Tertiary
Group size 20 max. per tour, multiple groups option
Duration 45 – 60 minutes
Program type Excursion
Curriculum links Visual Arts, History, Design

Image: Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Farbtafeln (Colour Charts), 1922–23. Image courtesy The University of Melbourne Art Collection.