The Bauhaus and Harvard

February 8, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany — presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Image below: Herbert Bayer, Design for a Multi-media Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Harvard Art Museums/ Busch-Reisinger Museum.

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The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln

Annual Membership Appreciation Meeting

Sunday, November 4, from 6 to 8 pm

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum/Lincoln, Massachusetts

 

As a prelude to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus in 2019,
a slide presentation by architect, Dogan W. Arthur, and author, Dana Robbat
highlighting the historical arc of Modernism in Lincoln
based on Plain Living, High Thinking: Social Idealists and their Architecture

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln Annual Award
presented to Historic New England and Carl R. Nold, President and CEO
in recognition of outstanding leadership in protecting New England’s cultural history
including Lincoln’s landmark 1938 Gropius House

Please join us for an evening of appreciation for your support and
to recognize the fine work of Historic New England.

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We look forward to seeing you!

 

Mid-Century Modern: Carl Koch’s Conantum

In the Special Collections Display Cases at the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts an exhibit looks at Concord’s Conantum community and Carl Koch, the innovative architect who designed it. Every Concordian knows something about the Conantum story, but discovering the foundational ideas that launched it, and understanding the history of mid-twentieth century domestic architecture that inspired it, expand the story.

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Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s

Marilyn F. Friedman will be Special Guest Speaker at AD20/21 HOME, speaking about her soon-to-be-released book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s chronicles interior design in this fascinating era. The 1930s designers had in common a determination to forge a contemporary style, drawing inspiration from Art Deco, the Bauhaus, the Viennese Secession and other sources. Book signing to follow. Ms.Friedman is a noted design historian whose work focuses on the development and popularization of modern design during the 1920s and 1930s. The event will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 2-3 p.m. at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street 

Tickets $15. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-america-modern-interior-design-in-the-1930s-tickets-43671649078

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Exhibit Columbus

The docomomo National Symposium will be held September 26-29, 2018 in Columbus,Indiana. Exhibit Columbus is an annual exploration of art, architecture, design, and community that alternates between symposium and exhibition programming each year, and features the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition. Exhibit Columbus is the flagship event of Landmark Columbus, a program of Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. Landmark Columbus' mission is to care for the design heritage of Columbus while using it as an example to inspire this and other communities to invest in the traditions and values that use design to make cities better for everyone.

For more information visit https://exhibitcolumbus.org/

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MHC Vote to Approve the Historic District Commission and FoMA Modern House Initiative

On December 13, 2017, the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) voted to provide the following approvals of the Modern house initiative:

• With respect to the Preliminary Study Report for the Addition of Modern Houses to Lincoln Historic District, the MHC stated that it “encourages the town of Lincoln to expand the Lincoln Historic District.”

• With respect to the Preliminary Study Report for the Proposed Brown's Wood Historic District, the MHC stated that it “encourages the town of Lincoln to establish the Brown's Wood Historic District.”

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