Bauhaus Returns To Berlin In Biggest-Ever Retrospective

“Once celebrated as Europe’s leading art and design school, by early 1933 the Bauhaus was reduced to camping in a hastily converted telephone factory on the outskirts of Berlin and subsisting on handouts from its director, the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Denouncing it as ‘un-German,’ the newly elected Nazi government forced the school to close.” Now a major exhibition on the school has opened – next door to the old Gestapo headquarters.