Bauhaus: Art as Life

In its brief 14-year history, before it was shut down by the Nazis, the Bauhaus art school had an enormous impact on German art, design, architecture and film.

The Bauhaus masters aimed to remodel the structure of society itself and their efforts helped to liberate European design from historicism and define the look of the modern environment.On show will be 300 items by well-known figures including Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as by Bauhaus students.

Venue details

Barbican Art Gallery Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891

Entry details

Reduced price entry with National Art Pass – £8 (standard entry charge is £12)

Open daily 11am – 8pm
Thurs, 11am – 10pm

What the critics say


They allow us to see him not merely as a sculptor but as a creator of universes, a maker of worlds


Miró: Sculptor is an important survey of three-dimensional work by the modernist artist


A collection of drawings spanning 500 years has its rousing moments


They menace the serenity of the English landscape of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with a dry, surrealist cackle.


It sent me, in flight from our lightweight age, straight back to the Titians.

  • Jackie Wullschlager
  • FT