The Bauhaus Prints

12 May – 13 September 2020

After the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919, the print workshop was the first to begin operations and, above all, through the project "Bauhaus Prints. Neue Europaeische Graphik," published in four folders from 1921 to 1924, pursued the claim: "All the many who do not yet know and cannot know about Bauhaus work should be pointed to us through this work." The first folder was dedicated to the "masters", the others were arranged according to nationalities. In total, 45 representatives of the European artistic avant-garde were involved.

The exhibition presents the four portfolios as well as other individual sheets and portfolio works printed at the Bauhaus by Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer. Since Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer were students of Adolf Hölzel before their Bauhaus days, the exhibition also includes a "Stuttgart Prologue."

In the graphics cabinet, we also honor Hölzel's assistant Ida Kerkovius, who studied at the Bauhaus for three semesters, in an exhibition.