Bauhaus (Canada) 101
The Salgo Trust for Education is proud to co-sponsor this exhibition, the only major exhibition in Canada to celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus, the legendary German design school. Installed in the School of Art Gallery of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the show offers insight into the school’s influence on Canadian architecture, furniture design, graphic design, art and pedagogy. It documents how it was Bauhaus alumni fleeing Europe to the United States before and during WWII such as Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that trained the Canadians who brought Bauhaus ideas back with them to Canada, and to the University of Manitoba School of Architecture in particular. This show demonstrates that it was mainly via the University of Manitoba that Bauhaus architectural and pedagogical concepts spread throughout Canada. Salgo Trust Curator Dr. Oliver A. I. Botar is curator of this exhibition, and the Trust lent a number of works related to Hungarian Bauhäusler László Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Breuer. The exhibition opened 13 February 2020 before being closed due to the pandemic on March 14th. While the exhibition never reopened, a video tour was recorded with the curator and posted to the School of Art Gallery’s YouTube channel, and plans are currently afoot to create a virtual version of the show.