The Ken Stradling Collection
48 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH, UK
Gallery Opening Hours
Wednesday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday (during exhibitions)
11.00am – 4.00pm
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Registered Charity no. 1117689
In 2019 the Stradling Collection joined in the worldwide celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus, history’s most famous art school.
Our exhibition The Bauhaus in Bristol explored how the ideas of the Bauhaus came to Bristol in 1935 via one of its most celebrated figures, Marcel Breuer and his association with Bristol furniture retailer Crofton Gane. The exhibition was accompanied by Breuer in Bristol, a symposium held at Bristol’s Arnolfini which brought together leading historians of twentieth-century design and modern-day practitioners, in an exchange of ideas about the Bauhaus and its legacy.
Launched in 2020, the Bauhaus in Bristol web-resource provides a lasting record of the exhibition and symposium covering key elements of the story and includes a selection of downloadable original documents and texts and a short film.