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Gallery Talk: Building, Dwelling, Landscape—The Bauhaus in Dessau

Lucia Moholy, British (photographer); Walter Gropius, German (architect), Bauhaus Masters’ Housing, Dessau, 1925–26: North Face of Walter Gropius’s House, c. 1926. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius, BRGA.21.63. © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Charlotte Leib, curatorial intern at the Harvard Art Museums and graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will give this gallery talk.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard (February 8–July 28, 2019), the talk will discuss how the New Architecture of the Bauhaus aimed to transform the domestic dwelling into a rational, efficient, and functional space while also seeking to bring inside and outside space into closer harmony. Leib will focus on photographs and drawings of three projects in Dessau, Germany: the Bauhaus Campus (1926), the Bauhaus Faculty Housing (1926–28), and the Törten Housing Development (1926–28).

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.