Tour of the Gropius House Museum
A National Historic Landmark
Wellesley Neighbors has arranged a guided tour of the Gropius House Museum on Friday September 8th at 10:45 am.
Admission is $12.00 (payable at the door)
Registration Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, September 5th.
Tour is approximately one hour long. Some stairs, with hand rails.
Folding chairs available. Limited bathroom facilities
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 Gropius House 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 ban.
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, Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy.
Following the tour, we plan to have lunch at a new restaurant, Lincoln Kitchen.
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by phone (781) 283-0417, ext 2, or by clicking on Register
Let us know if you need a ride, can give a ride to someone else, and if plan to stay for lunch
Because docent(s) are allocated according to tour participants, you must notify us if you need to cancel your registration! Call or send an email to the contact person for this event (below)