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Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Exhibition Online: 100 years of Bauhaus


Venue: Au Shue Hung Memorial Library

19 Aug - 31 Aug, 2019

Weekdays ( 9:00 am - 8:30 pm )

Saturdays ( 9:00 am - 6:30 pm )

Sundays ( Closed )

Public Holidays ( Closed )

1 Sep - 11 Sep, 2019

Weekdays ( 8:30 am - 10:30 pm )

Saturdays ( 9:00 am - 8:30 pm )

Sundays ( 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm )

Public Holidays ( Closed )

VR Experience 


19 Aug - 11 Sep, 2019

Weekdays ( 13:00 pm - 15:00 pm )

Virtual Bauhaus is available on a first-come, first-served basis, please check in at the library lobby during 13:00 to 15:00 on weekdays. Advance registration is not required.


About the Exhibition


The Bauhaus was one of the most significant schools of art, design and architecture in the 20th century. As a new idea and pioneering modernist concept, it revolutionised the different arts and found followers around the world. One hundred years after it opened, it still inspires artists across the globe.

The Berlin architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 in Weimar, as a university for design. Following moves to Dessau in 1925 and Berlin in 1932, when the Nazis seized power in 1933 they forced its then director, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to close the school down.

One of the precepts of the Bauhaus was to strengthen craftsmanship in the face of industrialisation. Consequently, it was not just architecture that emerged from its various workshops, but also works of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, weaving, metalwork and ceramic.

There is no such thing as a unified Bauhaus style. Rather, its character was developed by the prominent artists who taught at the Bauhaus, or who learned their trade there. These include Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and Marianne Brandt – still some the most important artists of modernism, even today.


柏林建築師瓦特·格羅皮佑斯(Walter Gropius)於1919年創立包浩斯(Bauhaus)做為威瑪設計學院(Weimar)。它在1925年搬到德索、1932年又搬遷至柏林之後,1933年在遭受當時執政的納粹黨徒的強大壓力之下,院長路德維希·密斯·凡德羅不得不關閉包浩斯。



Exhibition Highlights