Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge: MIT

Sunday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Meet at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Join Historic New England for a walking tour of distinctive Modern structures on the MIT campus, including the Eero Saarinen chapel. Explore Modern Movement buildings from 1947 to 1976 by Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei, Carl Koch, and others.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
General Admission: $30, Member Adult $25

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Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius

Friday, June 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Discover the stylistic trendsetting of Mrs. Ise Gropius, also known as Mrs. Bauhaus, during this special evening talk and tour focusing on her inimitable personal and evolving style.

Historic New England Curator Laura Johnson shows you Mrs. Gropius’s collection of unique designs using intriguing Modern materials. See original examples of hats and jewelry on view. Light refreshments provided.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

General Admission: $45, Members $35

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MFA Bauhaus Related Events:

Tuesdays, 10:30 am - Noon
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement by exploring its legendary figures such as Kandinsky Klee and Gropius, and their relationships to the Boston area. The full five-week course is already in session, but you can choose from lectures that interest you most.

March 5 and 7
Architecture and the Bauhaus

March 12 and 14
Women and the Bauhaus:
Art, Craft and the Politics of Gender

March 19 and 21
Photography at the Bauhaus

Individual Sessions
Members $28, nonmembers $35

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Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois

presented by
Robert Score, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, Consigli Construction, Boston
Monday March 11, 2019, 6-8 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1908, Unity Temple is one of Wright's greatest early works and a National Historic Landmark. It is included as one of the ten sites nominated to the World Heritage list as the Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. The recently completed $23 million restoration included concrete repairs, recreation of original plaster and paint finishes, wood restoration, art glass restoration, lighting restoration, new MEP systems including geothermal wells, and the introduction of air conditioning. The project also included the integration of accessibility improvements, theatrical lighting, audio visual systems, IT and security upgrades.

Bob Score, who was the architectural lead for the development of the preservation plan, conservation studies and the restoration in his prior role at Harboe Architects, PC, Chicago, IL, will present the investigations and treatments that were implemented for the restoration.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 PM, Monday March 11, 2019. Docomomo members and non-members alike are welcome.

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Bauhaus 100 Metallisches Fest

Saturday, May 18 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Walter Gropius founded the influential German design school known as the Bauhaus in 1919. Historic New England invites you to celebrate the centennial at the 2019 Metallisches Fest, a metal-themed party honoring the spirit of the Bauhaus.

Enjoy live music, light hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, including Gropius House Cider by Shacksbury. Metallic jewelry and/or clothing is encouraged but not required.

Support for this event is provided by a friend of Walter Gropius.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

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The Bauhaus and Harvard

February 8, 2019–July 28, 2019
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Bauhaus exhibit is definitely worth checking out!

 Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

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Image: Herbert Bayer, 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.