Female Bauhaus: Women artists at the Bauhaus

Female Bauhaus: Women artists at the Bauhaus
Bauhaus-Archive Berlin initiates a new series

When Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919, he aspired to admit both women and men on an equal basis. Talent and skill should be the deciding factors for admission to the school, not gender. Female artists, autodidacts and women who envisioned their future in traditional male careers discovered an opportunity to fulfil their wishes, which were previously regarded as unattainable dreams, at the Bauhaus. With the series of events entitled ‘bauhaus female’, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin will pursue the question of whether the dreams of women at the Bauhaus were truly achieved. It is devoted to notably creative women who made significant contributions to the Bauhaus. The series begins in June 2012 with the weaver Benita Koch-Otte, continues in November with Lou Scheper-Berkenkamp and focuses in January 2013 on Gertrud Arndt.

T. Lux Feininger, Female Bauhaus students on staircase, c. 1927

T. Lux Feininger, Female Bauhaus students on staircase, c. 1927

Wed., 4 July, 7:30 pm
Dr. Irene Below: A ‘New Woman’ and Bauhaus member in Bethel? – Homage to Benita Koch-Otte, Introduction: Dr. Anja Guttenberger, ‘Female Bauhaus: Women artists at the Bauhaus’, free admission


Wed., 28 November, 7:30 pm 
Dr. Anja Guttenberger, "Three women at the Bauhaus: Lou Scheper‐
Berkenkamp, Irene Bayer and Lucia Moholy", ree admission

In January 2013: panel discussion with experts about the topic "Women at the Bauhaus"

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