The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Exhibition Reception for A New Unity

Bauhaus Sneak Preview

October 10, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join the UAMA in celebrating a century of one of the world’s most influential design schools through the exhibition A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Curator Morah Riedl will provide an introduction, MFA student Kenzie Wells will speak about her piece, and Venessa Ball and Valentin R. Mancha – whose work is aso featured in the show – will have portable presses from the Book & Letterpress Lab for visitors to use. There will also be a short performance of “Toucher,” composed by French-born avant-gardist Vinko Globokar, by Associate Professor of Music Morris Palter. 

A New Unity features works by Bauhaus masters including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Josef Albers, as well as examples of mid-century art movements that surfaced out of Bauhaus aesthetics, including Op Art, Constructivism and Minimalism. The exhibition reflects how the school of Bauhaus forged a relationship between art and craft then art and science, transforming modern aesthetics and influencing the art world for the last century.