A New England Night Out: An Evening With Walter Gropius – August 17th Tickets Available Now
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed and built the Gropius House in 1938 as his family home when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture—wood, brick, and fieldstone—with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time, including glass block, acoustical plaster, chrome banisters, and the latest technology in fixtures.
In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops. With the family’s possessions still in place, the Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy.
Friday, August 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.| Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass. | $25 Historic New England members, $35 nonmembers
During this evening there will be a slide show and a house tour. See how Gropius’s innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Light refreshments will be provided. Purchase your tickets here.