The Bauhaus School, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, was Germany's most important design school. It became synonymous with an influential movement in aesthetics, visual art, architecture and industrial design committed to an art allied with technology. Its philosophy was unadorned functionalism and elegant simplicity. The Nazis closed down the school in 1933, but Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and other Bauhaus teachers moved to the United States and continued work to preserve the school's teaching philosophy and extend the lasting influence of the Bauhaus to America. This month, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, 1202 Dragon St., presents The Bauhaus 1919-1933: Celebrating the 90th Anniversary, an exhibition of some of the classic school's works. Included in the exhibition are photographs taken by well-known Bauhaus students and teachers including Gropius, Herbert Bayer, Gertrude Arndt and Grete Stern. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The show runs through November 14. Call 214-969-1852 or visit pdnbgallery.com for information.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 17. Continues through Nov. 14, 2009