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    Gropius Birthday Celebration - Metallisches Fest

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    May 19, 2012


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    Gropius Birthday Celebration - Metallisches Fest

    Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school, brought a playful tradition of celebrations a la Bauhaus with him to his post at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Each May, his students and colleagues celebrated his birthday in Harvard Yard as Grope-Fests. On May 18, 1970 almost a year after his death, The Architects' Collaborative (TAC) hosted a Metallisches Fest as a memorial celebration of Gropius’s life.

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    Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school, brought a playful tradition of celebrations a la Bauhaus with him to his post at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Each May, his students and colleagues celebrated his birthday in Harvard Yard as Grope-Fests. On May 18, 1970 almost a year after his death, The Architects' Collaborative (TAC) hosted a Metallisches Fest as a memorial celebration of Gropius’s life.

    In the Grope-Fest spirit, on May 19 Gropius House offers half-price admission to visitors wearing anything metal. Also on this day, Metallisches Fest objects and other ephemera from past Grope-Fests will be on view in the house as part of the guided tour.


    Gropius House

    68 Baker Bridge Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773

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    Admission Info:

    $5 if wearing a metal decoration a la Bauhaus for house tours, otherwise $10 regular tour admission


    General Day and Time Info:

    11 AM - 4 PM. Tours on the hour.


    phone: 781-259-8098


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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