Symposium: Hungary and the Bauhaus

Friday, November 20, 2009, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

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This daylong symposium, organized in conjunction with the Extremely Hungary Festival, surveys the extensive participation of Hungarians in Bauhaus activities such as photography, graphics, furniture, textiles, product design, film, music, and performance art. Lectures outline the geopolitical context of avant-garde activity in Hungary before, during, and after the Bauhaus years and present new perspectives on figures such as László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer, and Andor Weininger. Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, and Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, lead the morning and afternoon sessions.

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

Admission is free. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing info@extremelyhungary.org. For more information, visit extremelyhungary.org.