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Art Study Center Seminar: Photography and the Bauhaus [AT CAPACITY]

Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus Masters’ Housing, Dessau, 1925–1926: Bedroom in Walter Gropius’s house, 1926. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius, BRGA.21.242. © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event is at capacity.

At the Bauhaus, the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design, photography performed a variety of roles. In the hands of trained professionals and talented amateurs, the medium helped shape the Bauhaus image and market the school’s innovative designs to industry. It also served as an important means of pure artistic expression.
In this seminar, Laura Muir, curator of the The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition, and Gary Van Zante, curator of an exhibition of Bauhaus photography at the Kurtz Gallery for Photography at the MIT Museum, will examine a selection of experimental, documentary, and object photography from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, March 29, 2019, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk, and be prepared to present a photo ID.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.