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Gallery Talk: Richard Lippold’s World Tree and the Bauhaus Legacy in Harvard’s Space Garden

Richard Lippold, American, Study for “World Tree”, c. 1950. Copper-alloy and galvanized iron with aluminum paint. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Harvard Corporation, 1950.170.

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 explore how American artist Richard Lippold both borrowed from and extended the ideals of Bauhaus artists in his design for World Tree (1950), a stainless-steel sculpture installed at the Harvard Graduate Center.

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.

We also invite you to visit Richard Lippold’s World Tree, located on the campus of Harvard Law School, between Child Hall and Holmes Hall. Please click here for walking directions.