Bauhaus film + Print Viewing

Center for Creative Photography and The University of Arizona Museum of Art present this special Bauhaus event as part of Tucson Modernism Week


  • Opening remarks by Dr. Esther Sternberg (Professor of Medicine in the UA College of Medicine, Research Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and Director of the UA Institute on Place and Well-Being)
  • Film: Bauhaus: the Face of the 20th Century (50mins)


  • Book Signing at Center for Creative Photography: Dr. Esther Sternberg, Healing Spaces:The Science of Place and Well-Being (2010)
  • Print-Viewing at Center for Creative Photography: "One Flowchart for ‘The New Vision’: Photography and the Bauhaus”
    • Print viewing description: 

Photography was an essential feature of radical experimentation at the Bauhaus, a school in Germany that involved the interrelations of architecture, art, design, and education. Though photography was not formally a part of the Bauhaus curriculum until nearly ten years after its founding, cameras were everywhere: around classrooms, in studios, at events, within artistic practices. It is Lucia Moholy and László Moholy-Nagy’s arrival in 1923 that amplified innovation in photographic expressions, techniques, and philosophies at the Bauhaus. With photograms and photomontages, with abstractions and solarizations, artists sought to achieve what Moholy-Nagy described as a “new vision”: a modern perspective for a modern world. 

In 1933, as National Socialists significantly trimmed funding and imposed political restrictions on cultural production, the Bauhaus closed. A number of faculty and students immigrated from Germany, expanding their modernist ideals and experiments elsewhere. “One Flowchart for ‘The New Vision’: Photography and the Bauhaus,” drawn from the collection at the Center for Creative Photography, follows the Bauhaus’ progressive principles in image making as they moved to North America. This special print viewing reflects on the Bauhaus’ 100 years of influence on photography, arts education, and the modernist spirit.