AIGA Boston is pleased to partner with Harvard Art Museums to offer AIGA members the opportunity to Take a Closer Look at the museums’ permanent collections and the acclaimed “The Bauhaus and Harvard” special exhibition.
We are giving out 30 free passes for the exhibit on a first-come, first-serve basis. And, bonus!... the first 15 members that register for the passes will also receive a bag full of awesome gifts, including a book on the Harvard Art Museums renovation by Renzo Piano, badges in colors inspired by the famous Forbes pigment collection, branded pins, and more. Who doesn’t love a stash of art and design goodies?!
Current exhibitions on view include: “The Bauhaus and Harvard,” “Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within,” “Japan on Paper,” Hans Arp’s “Constellations II” and “Clay—Modeling African Design.” Of particular interest to designers will be “The Bauhaus and Harvard” exhibition that is mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. This exhibition presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930, and went on to become an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when founding director Walter Gropius joined Harvard’s department of architecture in 1937. Today the Busch-Reisinger Museum houses the largest Bauhaus collection outside Germany, initiated and assembled through the efforts of Gropius and many former teachers and students who emigrated from Nazi Germany, including Anni and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Lyonel Feininger, and László Moholy-Nagy. This exhibition closes on July 28.
This offer is for AIGA Boston members only.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus with Harvard Art Museums and AIGA Boston. Registration opens on June 21 at 12:00 pm and will stay open until all 30 passes are claimed. If you find the passes are sold out, you’ll still want to get yourself over to the museums and check out the groundbreaking work of the Bauhaus movement and other special exhibits.
Harvard Art Museums is open to everyone, 7 days a week, at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA.