Jewish design: The schools of Bezalel and Bauhaus

Monday afternoon 12.30pm to 2.30pm
From: 11 February 2019
To: 8 April 2019
Helen Webberley
8 week course (February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8)

In 1906 Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem was founded – focussing on fine arts, graphic arts and crafts. Bezalel’s role was to foster a national style of art, drawing both from European and Near Eastern art forms.

In 1919, Staatliches Bauhaus, a German school dedicated to uniting all branches of the arts and architecture together was established and acted as a hub for Europe’s most experimental creatives, including many Jews.

Join Helen Webberley in this illustrated lecture series, as she examines this fascinating pre-war period and the seminal roles of both the Bezalel and Bauhaus Schools, that have left such a lasting impact on the design world to this very day.

Image caption: Ornamental Plate depicting Abraham and Isaac
Late 19th century, Damascus, Syria
Metalwork, 335 mm diameter
Donated by the Gandel Family
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5000


$260 Member
$285 Non-member