Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection


Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. A century later, we continue to learn from the rich trove of student exercises, iconic design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials in the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Join us as leading and emerging scholars share new research on these objects and related works in Harvard collections.

This symposium is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

Laura Muir, Research Curator for Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums and curator of The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition

Annie Bourneuf, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kristie La, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University

Jeffrey Saletnik, Assistant Professor of Modern Art in the Department of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington

Robin Schuldenfrei, Katja and Nicolai Tangen Lecturer in 20th-Century Modernism at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Jordan Troeller, Ph.D., Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University

Melissa Venator, Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum at the Harvard Art Museums

Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute

The symposium will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 9:30am.

Free admission, but seating is limited.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.