Winter Carnival – An Evening at Gropius House

Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

During this evening open house, see how Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean lines of Modernist design. Take home a snowflake cookie!

As always, free admission to all Lincoln residents.

Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

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Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln and Historic New England

Thursday, January 31, Lincoln Library from 7 to 9 pm

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, FoMA and Historic New England will offer this 50-minute film looking at the development of the Bauhaus, its studio work, its key figures, and footage of its founder and Lincoln resident Walter Gropius. The film provides context by examining the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany and offers rare archival footage of the Bauhaus at Dessau. Please enjoy refreshments and conversation after the film. 

Photos below: Master's home, Dessau, Walter Gropius 1926; Gropius House, Lincoln, Walter Gropius 1938.

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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.

More info here

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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.

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