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October 14-19

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany.

The famous art school influenced a broad range of disciplines including art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography. Events will explore the idea of Bauhaus as an institutional form as it traveled from Germany to institutions in the United States and around the globe, focusing on what today’s university can learn from the Bauhaus’ legacy of interdisciplinary education, embodied learning, and institutional collaboration. All events are free and open to the public.

  • 10/14 | LOOKING FOR BAUHAUS IN MICHIGAN
    Susan J. Bandes | 6:00pm–8:00pm | Psychology, Room 102 
  • 10/15 | BAUHAUS TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PART 1
    Coordinated by Rebecca Cifaldi, Marcus Fields, Arie Koelewyn, Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, and Dave Sheridan
    11:30am–2:20pm | Snyder-Phillips, Terrace Level, Room E60
    Space is limited; RSVP to tpaneth@msu.edu
  • 10/16 | BAUHAUS TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PART 2
    Coordinated by Rebecca Cifaldi, Marcus Fields, Arie Koelewyn, Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, and Dave Sheridan
    11:30am–2:20pm | Snyder-Phillips, Terrace Level, Room E60
    Space is limited; RSVP to tpaneth@msu.edu 

  • 10/16 | DESIGNING BAUHAUS OBJECTS
    Carolyn Loeb | 12:40pm–2:00pm | Snyder-Phillips, Room C200
     
  • 10/16 | GERMAN FILM SERIES: BAUHAUS: A NEW ERA (2019)
    Film Screening | 7:00pm | Wells-Hall, B-122 

  • 10/17 | BAUHAUS COSTUMING WORKSHOP
    Pia Banzhaf and Steve Baibak | 3:00pm–5:00pm | Broad Art Lab 

  • 10/18 | BROAD UNDERGROUND FILM SERIES: ABSOLUTE FILM AND LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY
    Justus Nieland and Joshua Yumibe | 7:00pm | Broad Art Museum 

  • 10/19 | SYMPOSIUM: BAUHAUS AS INSTITUTIONAL FORM
    Scholarly Lectures: Eva Forgacs, Rebecca Uchill, and Melissa Ragain
    Performance Lecture and Workshop: Christian Fuchs
    More information below! 9:00am–5:15pm | Snyder-Phillips, Room C20

October 19

All events are free and open to the publicRCAH theater in Synder-Phillips Hall, Terrace Level, Room C20

9:00am-10:00am | BREAKFAST & COFFEE

10:00am | INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

10:15am-12:30pm | SCHOLARLY LECTURES & DISCUSSION

  • Eva Forgacs "Bauhaus Modern as Proposal for a New Vernacular"
    (ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena)
  • Rebecca Uchill "The Bauhaus: A Curatorial Legacy"
    (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
  • Melissa Ragain "Dematerializing the Bauhaus: Gabo and Burnham in America"
    (Montana State University)
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderated by Tessa Paneth-Pollak

12:30pm-2:00pm | LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm-3:10pm| CHRISTIAN FUCHS "THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK" | A Bauhaus Marionette Play (Lecture and Performance)

3:10pm-3:30pm| BREAK

3:30pm-5:15pm| MARIONETTE WORKSHOP WITH CHRISTIAN FUCHS Marionette Workshop with Christian Fuchs. Space is limited: RSVP to banzhafm@msu.edu

100 Years of Bauhaus is possible with generous support from:

The College of Arts & Letters, The Department of Art, Art History, and Design, The Department of English, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, The German Studies Program in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, and The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Organizers:

Pia Banzhaf, Matthew Handelman, Yelena Kalinsky, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, Lily Woodruff, Karin Zitzewitz