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Bauhaus in Bristol

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The Ken Stradling Collection

Stradling Gallery

48 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH, UK

(+44)117  3290566


Gallery Opening Hours

Wednesday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday (during exhibitions)

11.00am – 4.00pm

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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.

The exhibition and symposium were made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England’s Lottery Project and the Gane Trust.