Josef & Anni Albers Foundation


Josef Albers Museum

On June 25, 1983, at the opening of the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, the German chancellor, Helmut Kohl, pointed out that it had been exactly fifty years earlier that the Nazis had forced the closing of the Bauhaus and that the Alberses had fled America. He said that Germany’s loss was America’s gain, and he thanked Anni, who was present at the ceremony, for allowing Josef’s work to be returned to the homeland that had treated him so badly.

Exterior shot of the Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany. Photo: Werner J. Hannappel/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn