Ongoing

March 29

Other Exhibition Events:


Thursday, March 28

Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image Part 2

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Saturday, April 6

Pairing Mindful Meditation with a Scholar’s Rock

10:30am - 11:30am

Harvard Art Museums, meet in the Calderwood Courtyard

Ongoing - Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

Student Guide Tours

Fridays at 2pm, Saturdays and Sunday at 11am and 3pm

Harvard Art Museums, meet in the Calderwood Courtyard

Harvard Art Museums:

Exhibition: The Bauhaus and Harvard
Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

Harvard Art Museums, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Level 3

The Bauhaus and Harvard—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by over 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930 and went on to become an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when founding director Walter Gropius joined Harvard’s department of architecture in 1937.

Today the Busch-Reisinger Museum houses the largest Bauhaus collection outside Germany. The exhibition features rarely seen student exercises, iconic design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials. It explores the school’s pioneering approach to art education, the ways its workshops sought to revolutionize the experience of everyday life, and the widespread influence of Bauhaus instruction in America. A complementary exhibition installed in an adjacent gallery—Hans Arp’s “Constellations II—features one of the site-specific works commissioned by Gropius for the Harvard Graduate Center, the first example of modernist architecture on campus when it opened in 1950.

Harvard Art Museums:

Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection
March 29 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. A century later, we continue to learn from the rich trove of student exercises, iconic design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials in the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Join us as leading and emerging scholars share new research on these objects and related works in Harvard collections.

Speakers:

Laura Muir, Research Curator for Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums and curator of The Bauhaus and Harvard

Annie Bourneuf, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kristie La, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University

Jeffrey Saletnik, Assistant Professor of Modern Art in the Department of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington

Robin Schuldenfrei, Katja and Nicolai Tangen Lecturer in 20th-Century Modernism at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Jordan Troeller, Ph.D., Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University

Melissa Venator, Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum at the Harvard Art Museums

Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute

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