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Beyond Bauhaus – Modernism in Britain 1933-66

Beyond Bauhaus

Modernism in Britain 1933-66

Free exhibition at 66 portland place

On the centenary of the opening of Germany’s most famous art school, our new exhibition looks afresh at the moment Britain became modern. Anchored in the brief period when three notable Bauhaus émigrés - Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy - lived and worked in the UK, it examines the reciprocal impact and legacy of this fertile moment in British architectural history through three chapters, and across three decades. 

Drawing on RIBA’s world-class collections, rarely seen objects from the ex-Bauhaus tutors will be on display alongside works by both well-known and overlooked British architects practising at the time. 

Opening times:

Monday to Saturday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday open until 8pm

Sunday: Closed

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Helen Castle, RIBA Publishing Director, speaks to historian Alan Powers and RIBA Curator of Photographs Valeria Carullo about Bauhaus Britain.

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Suzanne Waters explores Modernist housing in interwar Germany, Netherlands, France and Austria

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Our display at 66 Portland Place draws on the RIBA’s unique holdings to demonstrate both the range of Moholy-Nagy’s British work and the strong ties that he established with modernist architects in Britain

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Talks, tours and workshops

15 October 2019, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Curator tour of Beyond Bauhaus exhibition

Join us for a curator tour of our new exhibition, Beyond Bauhaus – Modernism in Britain 1933-66, in the RIBA Architecture Gallery.

England - London
18 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm

RIBA Book Club: Migrating Bauhaus

This Bauhaus themed edition of the RIBA Book Club will focus on the effect of the displacement of individuals representing the Bauhaus and their ideas.

England - London
Sunday 20 October 2019, 11am to 1pm

Walking Tour: When Bauhaus met the Hampstead Spies

During their time in London, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy lived in a building that became the home of the KGB’s finest spy recruiters. Join this expert-led walking tour to find out why NW3 was once called ’the bolshevik colony of Hampstead’.

England - London
22 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Curator tour of Beyond Bauhaus exhibition

Join us for a lunchtime curator tour of our new exhibition, Beyond Bauhaus – Modernism in Britain 1933-66, in the RIBA Architecture Gallery.

England - London
24 October 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

What happened to radical teaching?

Why have the teaching methods of the Bauhaus maintained such a dominant influence over western arts education, and were its methods really as radical as we are led to believe? Join our panel of curators and educators to discuss.

England - London
29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November and 3 December 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Burning Down the Haus: Broadening Perspectives on British Modernism

A century after the renowned Bauhaus School was founded in Germany, take a fresh look at the relationship between Bauhaus and Britain and examine its contribution to Modernism in this six-week course. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

England - London
31 October 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Beatriz Colomina: The Perversions of the Bauhaus

Internationally renowned architectural historian Beatriz Colomina celebrates the perversions of the Bauhaus with everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

England - London
1 November 2019, 6pm to 7.30pm or 7.30pm to 9pm

A Night at the Isokon

An evening of short talks at the famous Lawn Road flats in Hampstead.

England - London
5 November 2019, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Curator tour of Beyond Bauhaus exhibition

Join us for a curator tour of our new exhibition, Beyond Bauhaus – Modernism in Britain 1933-66, in the RIBA Architecture Gallery.

England - London

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