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
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
Members $28, nonmembers $35
Learn more at mfa.org/courses
Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois
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.
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. https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/3163 Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND BY ROBERT DAMORA @ DAMORA ARCHIVE
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.
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.
Facade Longevity: Restoring Wood Storefront at Wellesley College's Jewett Arts Center by Paul Rudolph (1958)
Presentation by docomomo-US/New England
Monday February 11, 2019, 6-8 pm. BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA
While the talk is about a college building, it is more applicable generally to modern period houses, which tend to have wood windows.
A presentation will be given by Marie S.A. Sorensen, AIA, President, Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc. on Paul Rudolph's Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College, completed in 1958, is an iconic mid-century modern building - Rudolph's first large-scale work and arguably the first collegiate "arts center" complex combining music and art in a single building. Following the guidelines of a Getty-sponsored conservation plan for the building published in 2017, incremental improvements are being undertaken on the building. Wood storefront enclosing the building's music library is a current priority. The music library is suspended over the Academic Quad on a concrete slab with wide brick panels punctuated by 13-foot high oriel windows spanned by clerestory. Sixty years of weather on this northeast facade with a four-inch concrete brow has caused significant portions of the pine storefront to deteriorate. Sorensen, who was OPM on the conservation plan, will present her firm's technical and methodological preservation analysis of the options available for restoration and replacement, reflecting input from preservation experts and restoration contractors.
We look forward to further discussion and debate of this preservation challenge, and to sharing this analysis with owners and architects facing similar technical issues.
Open to the public, and if people are late to R.S.V.P that is no problem.