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LECTURE: Joseph Cassar, "The Bauhaus"

  • The Suburban Club 7600 Park Heights Avenue Pikesville, MD, 21208 United States (map)

The Bauhaus
Joseph Cassar, professor of art at University of Maryland University College; artist, art historian, curator and educator

Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus) was an art school in Germany that combined design, crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for their groundbreaking approach and pedagogy. At that time the German term “bauhaus” literally meant "construction house” and was interpreted as meaning "School of Building". Open from 1919 – 1933 Bauhaus operated under a philosophy of “Gesamtkunstwerk”, or a total work of art. In this lecture, the school’s program will be covered along with discussion of the institution’s various departments and teachers, many who were or became famous artists and designers – like architect and Bauhaus director Mies van der Rohe. Cassar will share student and faculty work in ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture, furniture and architecture through original period photographs and firsthand accounts.    

LOCATION: the Suburban Club (7600 Park Heights)
$15 door fee for guests and subscribers