Harvard Art Museums recently launched a website focusing on their collections related to the Bauhaus, the early-20th Century German school of art and design. Harvard owns a substantial collection of objects made at the school itself, as well as work from teachers, students, and those influenced by the movement.
The website has a very simple chronology, an essay about the relationship between Bauhaus and Harvard University, a very thorough bibliography, and an annotated map of Bauhaus-related sites in Boston. But the core value of the site is the over 32,000 objects in a variety of media that can be searched and viewed on the site. The objects can be searched by artist, media, date, or even “themes” such as ‘Bauhaus in America’ or ‘Stage.’