Twenty-some Bauhaus exhibitions took place last year: in France, Italy, Poland, Israel, Germany, and the United States. Germany housed the largest number; there, 2009 was officially styled "the Bauhaus year," and German governments and Bauhaus-related museums and foundations subsidized celebrations of the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the school. Some of these shows focused on individual teachers or students: the Kunsthaus in Apolda on Lyonel Feininger and Láászlóó Moholy-Nagy, the Stäädtische Museum in Jena on Vasily Kandinsky, the Schlossmuseum in Gotha on Marianne Brandt and Wolfgang Tüümpel. Many celebrations took place in Weimar, the birthplace of the school; Weimar's Neue Museum staged a commemoration of Bauhaus designers who participated in resistance to Hitler's government after 1933.1 The Erfurt Kunsthalle emphasized controversies over the Weimar Bauhaus, while the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau mounted an ambitious exposition entitled Bauhaus City, with...

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