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Docomomo US Tour Day Event — The Bauhaus: Complexities and Contradictions at Modernism’s Foremost Art School

  • Hastings Hall, Yale School of Architecture, 180 York Street New Haven, CT (map)

Dietrich Neumann will survey the celebrations of the Bauhaus centenary in Germany and will examine the school’s history as well as its continuing influence. Although its three directors—Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—were all architects, the school’s impact on the built environment pales in comparison with its role in the fields of design and education.

Join thousands of participants in cities across the US throughout the month of October for Docomomo Tour Day, an annual celebration of modern architecture and design.

Born in Goettingen German, Dietrich Neumann, Ph.D., teaches the history of art and architecture at Brown University, where he directs the program in Urban Studies. To celebrate the centennial of the Bauhaus in October, he will co-lead an architectural tour of the three major Bauhaus cities in Germany: Dessau, Berlin, and Weimar.

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow lecture.
Registration is requested by Friday, October 25.

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Lecture made possible through the valued support of Martha and Jim Alexander, The Blake Hotel, and the Herzan Lecture Fund.