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House-Museum Guerra Junqueiro celebrates Bauhaus centennial

The House-Museum Guerra Junqueiro opens a free access exhibition on 11th October. The display "Bauhaus. 100 Anos, 100 Objetos" [Bauhaus. 100 Years, 100 Objects, free translation] will celebrate 100 years of the legendary Arts School's events and icons´, featuring objects, historical and contemporary posters, and influential artwork by renowned artists.

Bauhaus has transformed how art and architecture were (and still are) viewed. The school opened its doors in 1919 in the city of Weimar in central Germany and established new canons for contemporary design.

The Arts School was moved to Dessau in 1925, and it was shut down in 1933 by the National Socialists. Despite the short lifespan, Bauhaus - School of Design has been acclaimed for its distinctive aesthetic and continuing impact on modern and contemporary art.

This will also be the time to establishing a basis for reflection on the identity aspects that Bauhaus conveys, both at the time of its creation and at present time.

Take this journey around the legendary Bauhaus stage this October in Porto and revive the spirit of the design school in the tradition of several outstanding artists of the 20th century, including Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Mies van der Rohe, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer, Anni Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy, and Theo van Doesburg.

Important milestones were the experiments of "Neues Bauen", that is to say "new way of building" and the pursuit for innovative housing solutions.

The opening festival celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus kicked off in Berlin on the 16th January 2019.

The "Bauhaus. 100 Anos, 100 Objetos" exhibition is on show until 3rd January. Entrance is free.