Tag Archives: Jewish Museum


“The aim is an alliance of the arts under the wing of great architecture.” — Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus

BAUHAUS BEGINNINGS, now at the Getty Center, celebrates the centenary of the founding of the school in Weimar.

The exhibition “reexamines the founding principles of this landmark institution,” considering the school’s “early dedication to spiritual expression and its development of a curriculum based on elements deemed fundamental to all forms of artistic practice.”*


Through October 13.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

From top: Léna Bergner, Durchdringung (Penetration) for Paul Klee‘s course, circa 1925–1932, © the heirs of Léna Bergner; Walter Gropius, undated photograph by Lucia Moholy, © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Gerd Balzer, Color wheel for Vassily Kandinsky’s Preliminary Course, 1929, gouache on paper, pasted on black paper; Material exercises in paper (2), photographs by Alfred Ehrhardt, circa 1928–1929, © Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung; Erich Mzozek, Study for Vassily Kandinsky’s Farbenlehre (Course on color), circa 1929–1930, collage with gouache on paper, © Estate Erich Mrozek; Léna Bergner, Carpet design, circa 1925–1932, © the heirs of Léna Bergner; Joost Schmidt, Form and color study, circa 1929–1930; Benita Koch-Otte, Einfamilienwohnhaus auf der Ausstellung des Staatlichen Bauhauses (Single-family house at the exhibition of the State Bauhaus), 1923, Georg Muche, architect, 1923, from Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923 (Munich: Bauhausverlag, 1923), p. 165, courtesy and © Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel; Lyonel Feininger, Villa am Strand (Villa on the shore), 1921, from Bauhaus Drucke: Neue Europaeische Graphik, Erste Mappe [first portfolio], Meister d. Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar (Potsdam: Müller, 1921), © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Ringl + Pit (Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach), Bald Head (Johannes Itten), 1930, printed 1985, The Jewish Museum, © Ringl + Pit, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York; Hilde Reindl, Color wheel and tone study for Paul Klee’s Course, circa 1927. Images courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.


The public graphic design work and private painting practice of the late Elaine Lustig Cohen are on view through mid-August at the Jewish Museum as part of its Scenes from the Collection program.

This week join curators Prem Krishnamurthy, Cole Akers, and Shira Backer for a conversation about this key twentieth century designer.


Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 pm.

Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York City.

Elaine Lustig Cohen artwork, catalogue, logo, book jacket, architecture, and graphic design, from top: Primary Structures, The Jewish Museum, 1966, exhibition catalogue; Mask, 1967, sculpture; Stop Pollution, 1957, Water Resources Council, logo; Domingo, 1975, collage; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, catalogues (2), 1957 and 1961; 375 Park Avenue (Seagram Building), 1957, building signage; Stepanova, 2009, portrait; Louis I. Kahn, 1963, Braziller press, book jacket; Prelude to 1958–1959 Season, 1958, Kootz Gallery, invitation; Max Ernst, 1965, The Jewish Museum, exhibition catalog; Baby Doll, 1957, New Directions press, book jacket; Munson Williams Proctor Institute, 1960, building signage. Images © 2019 Estate of Elaine Lustig Cohen and courtesy the estate and the Jewish Museum.


Over fifty years of work by Martha Rosler—including her landmark photo-montages of the 1960s and ’70s, as well as Reading Hannah Arendt—is on view at the Jewish Museum for one more month.

In April, Rosler will give a talk at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Through March 3.

Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York City.


Tuesday, April 16, at 6 pm.

Art Institute of Chicago

Rubloff Auditorium

230 South Columbus Drive, Chicago.

From top: Martha Rosler, Cleaning the Drapes and Red Stripe Kitchen, both from the House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home series (circa 1967–1972), photomontage; Martha RoslerCargo Cult (large detail), from the Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain, series (circa 1966–1972), photomontage; Martha RoslerUntitled, Frankfurt (Main), 2004, C–print. Images © Martha Rosler and courtesy the artist, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and the Jewish Museum, New York.