Less Is More: Mies van der Rohe and the Building Art

Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

“Less is more!” This modernist aphorism has become nearly synonymous with the minimalist architecture of Mies van der Rohe, but what does the phrase reveal or obscure about his work? This gallery session explores the question by looking at Van der Rohe's work and his conception of Baukunst, the building art.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.