Exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard

Herbert Bayer, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Fri, 02/08/2019 -
Sun, 07/28/2019

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge

The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. It explores the school’s pioneering approach to art education, the ways its workshops sought to revolutionize the experience of everyday life, the widespread influence of Bauhaus instruction in America, and Harvard’s own Graduate Center (1950), the first modernist building complex on campus, designed by Gropius’s firm The Architects Collaborative.

Hans Arp’s Constellations II
February 8 – July 28 
A complementary exhibition features one of the site-specific works commissioned for the Harvard Graduate Center.

Opening Celebration
February 7, 5 – 9 pm
Exhibition Opening featuring open galleries from 5-9 pm, an introduction by curator Laura Muir and a lecture by artist Judith Raum at 6 pm, and a festive reception to follow.

Gallery Talks
On selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 1pm

Gallery Tours
On selected Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Saturdays at 10:30am


Related Bauhaus events at Harvard:

The Bauhaus at Home and Abroad: Selections from the Papers of Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, and Andor Weininger
January 15–April 6
Amy Lowell Room, Houghton Library
An Exhibition of drawings, letters and photographs from the archives of three pivotal Bauhaus practitioners that show them at work in Germany and in their later careers in the U.S..

Materials Lab Workshops
Harvard Art Museums
Hands-on workshops investigating Bauhaus materials and techniques. $15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited.

The Matière – Material Experiments from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College
February 19, 1 – 4 pm

Josef Albers’s Color Experiments
March 5, 1 – 4 pm

Anni Albers and the Event of the Thread
April 2, 1 – 4 pm

Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image
February 28,  March 28, April 18; screenings at 6 pm
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums
The film series reconstructs how Bauhäusler actively engaged with moving images between 1919 and 1933.

Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection
March 29, 10am – 5pm
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums
Leading and emerging scholars present new research on Bauhaus topics.

Art Study Center Seminar: Photography and the Bauhaus
April 19, 11am – 12pm
Art Study Center, Harvard Art Museums
Explore the role of photography in Bauhaus with exhibition curator Laura Muir and Gary Van Zante, curator at the MIT Museum.

Walking Tour: Harvard Graduate Center
April 26, 10:30am & 3:30pm
Sat, May 11, 10:30am
Explore the art and architecture of Harvard Graduate Center, designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Tour begins at the Harvard Art Museums
 

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