Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus with These Free Online Documentaries

Bauhaus Videos Bauhaus Documentaries Centenary

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It's a big year for Bauhaus. Founded in 1919, the avant-garde movement is currently celebrating its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, we've crafted a selection of fascinating and free documentaries and lectures—all of which you can watch from the comfort of your own haus.

In order to cover all of the Bauhaus bases, we've picked videos about a range of topics. For a comprehensive history of the school-turned movement, tune into Architecture, Art and Design—100 years of the BauhausThe Dessau Bauhaus, and Bauhaus: A History of Modern Architecture. These programs trace the evolution of the movement, touching on all of its major moments to illustrate how it has shaped modern and contemporary art.

Other videos offer a quicker look at the art, design, and architecture of Bauhaus. This selection includes An Insider's Glimpse of Bauhaus Life, Design in a Nutshell, and other short-but-sweet films that present and discuss the ins-and-outs of the movement.

After familiarizing yourself with Bauhaus' background, it's time to dive into more niche documentaries. Spanning female pioneers and medieval influences, the topics explored by these unique videos shine a spotlight on what makes the movement so special.

Happy birthday, Bauhaus! Celebrate the movement with these fascinating and free documentaries and videos:


Architecture, Art, and Design – 100 years of the Bauhaus


Bauhaus: The face of the 20th century


Bauhaus: A History of Modern Architecture


An Insider's Glimpse of Bauhaus Life


Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell


The Dessau Bauhaus


Women of the Bauhaus


Feininger, Cathedral for the Bauhaus


Gunta Stölzl: A Daughter's Perspective


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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