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May 1, 2019

This episode celebrates the 100th anniversary of the most influential design school of the twentieth century, the Bauhaus, and Connecticut’s connection to it. Connecticut Explored’s Assistant Publisher Mary Donohue and conceptual artist, photographer and frequent Connecticut Explored contributor Bob Gregson talk about pioneering Modern artists Anni and Josef Albers, who escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s and made New Haven their home in  1950. It’s a remarkable story. Josef was associated with the Bauhaus longer than any other artist and Anni was the last surviving teacher from the Bauhaus. Both had independent careers as world  famous, influential teachers and artists.



For more information about the Albers, read Bob’s feature story in the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Connecticut Explored at and for more about the Albers,  go to the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation’s website at  For more about our guest, go to


This episode was hosted and produced by Mary Donohue and engineered by Patrick O’Sullivan. 

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