Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library is a new public program series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus school (1919-1933) and the modernization of DC's own architectural landmark, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library—designed by the last director of the Bauhaus, Mies van der Rohe.
Beginning in 2019, join us to learn how a radical design school influenced everything from the chairs we sit on to the architecture of buildings around the world + create with makers of all kinds in the Library + collaborate as we imagine how Bauhaus ideas of design, social purpose, and hands-on learning might serve our city today.
Presented by the DC Public Library, Goethe-Institut, Gensler, AIA | DC, AIGA, the National Building Museum, and other partners.
Please join us for the public kickoff off this exciting program in fall 2019, to be followed by exhibits, workshops, screenings and more at the Goethe-Institute, library locations, and partner sites next year.
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Finding Bauhaus in the Public Library: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
5:30 PM - Goethe-Institut Washington | Exhibition and Discussion
Finding Bauhaus in the Public Library: “Designing and Redesigning MLK Library” and “Virtual Bauhaus”
Goethe-Institut Washington | Exhibitions
World Architecture Day: Bauhaus-Fest
11:00 AM - National Building Museum | Special Event
BOOKS FIRST: Blueprint (2017/2019) by Theresia Enzensberger - Author Talk
6:30 PM - Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz | Author Talk / Reading
Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz | Exhibition
Design for Everyone: An Intro to Bauhaus
6:30 PM - Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz | Panel Discussion
Closing Event / Finissage: bauhaus.photo
6:30 PM - Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz | Closing Event / Finissage and Book Discussion