Women and the Bauhaus: Interior Design/Lilly Reich

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops in Modernity
Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman

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The Modern Women’s Project presents a series of three discussions on female artists of the Bauhaus. This program spotlights artists whose important contributions have often been overlooked in earlier histories of the school. The last in the series, tonight’s program features Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, who prioritizes Reich’s work and experience at the Bauhaus and external projects undertaken during Mies Van Der Rohe’s tenure as Director. Following this talk, Maria Makela, Professor, Visual Studies, California College of the Arts, speaks about the emergence and significance of artificial fabrics in Germany during this period, and Despina Stratigakos, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, addresses the educational and professional structures available to aspiring female architects before the War, when Reich came of age. Either Leah Dickerman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and co-organizer of Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity or Adrian Sudhalter, Assistant Research Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, will moderate the conversation.

In conjunction with the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity

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