Christina Eliopoulos on Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Stairway

Schlemmer’s 1932 painting was created—and brought to America—in defiance of the Nazi regime.
Mar 5, 2021

In our latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Christina Eliopoulos, Archives fellow for research and reference, tells the story of Oskar Schlemmer’s 1932 Bauhaus Stairway, painted in tribute to the Bauhaus school, denounced by the Nazi regime, and championed by MoMA’s founding director.

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