From Georgian to Modern: Architecture and Landscape in Lincoln (Day Trip)
October 6, 2011
Laura Muir, Assistant Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
Join us as we explore three art and architecture gems in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Our day will begin with the stately elegance of the Codman Estate, a Georgian country home filled with artwork and antiques spanning the centuries, with lush gardens in the Italian and English traditions. We will move on to Gropius House, built by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus founder and later, instructor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Gropius’s innovative design included materials common to New England architecture but was created in the Bauhaus style, and distinguished him as one of the leading architects of the 20th century. Following lunch, we will finish the day at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, with opportunities to explore modern and contemporary American art, both indoors and on the museum’s 35-acre campus.