From Bauhaus to Our House: What Does the Gropius House Tell You About Design History and Modernism?

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Co-owner of Design Research Jane Thompson speaks on the history and continuity of design philosophy that connects the Bauhaus school in Germany to Gropius’s 1938 house in Massachusetts, a design icon that illustrates Gropius’s impact on American mid-century Modern design in Boston and the United States. This multimedia presentation is based on Jane’s personal research and interviews with Gropius and many then-living members of the Bauhaus faculty and student body. It also recounts personal experiences of architect Ben Thompson’s early work with Gropius in The Architects Collaborative, creating projects such as Six Moon Hill in Lexington, and the development of Design Research in Cambridge. Lecture held in Codman Estate Carriage House followed by an optional tour of Gropius House.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 $15. Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.