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Members Celebrate the Bauhaus

Herbert Bayer, American, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Opaque watercolor, charcoal, and touches of graphite with collage of cut, printed, and colored papers on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. 

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Members and their non-member guests are invited to a special morning celebration of our latest special exhibition, The Bauhaus and Harvard. You’ll enjoy coffee and light refreshments before attending a lecture by Laura Muir about the Bauhaus.
Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, 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 the United States 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, initiated and assembled through the efforts of Gropius and many former teachers and students who emigrated from Nazi Germany, including Anni and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Lyonel Feininger, and László Moholy-Nagy.

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, The Bauhaus and Harvard presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. The exhibition is on view through July 28, 2019.

The lecture will take place at 9:45am, in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the Broadway entrance.

After the lecture, members and their guests are encouraged to visit the Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition, on Level 3 (non-member guests will be granted free admission to the museums).

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

This event is complimentary for members. Not yet a member? Join here.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.
Support for The Bauhaus and Harvard is provided by endowed funds, including the Daimler Curatorship of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Fund, the Charles L. Kuhn Endowment Fund, and the Care of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Collection Fund. In addition, modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.
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