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Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library, Sept. 26

Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. As part of DC Design Week, the DC Library will host a panel entitled Finding the Bauhaus in the Public Library, featuring 2019 Tour Day leader Hazel Edwards. From DC Library: The Bauhaus (1919-1933) was a German art school that imagined a better world and launched some of the greatest architects, designers and artists of the 20th century—including Mies van der Rohe, architect of D.C.’s own Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Yet the school’s social vision was eclipsed by World War II and the rise of a fascist regime. Today we see traces of Bauhaus design everywhere—but w

National Building Museum to host Bauhaus-Fest, Oct. 6

For its World Architecture Day celebrations, the National Building Museum will host Bauhaus-Fest, an all-day commemoration of the Bauhaus centennial, on October 6. The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 by modernist master Walter Gropius in Germany, and its influence still resonates today. National Building Museum Bauhaus-Fest Schedule of Activities: 11 am–3 pm, ongoing Virtual Tour of the Bauhaus Take a virtual reality tour exploring the Bauhaus school’s building in Dessau Germany. Community-Created Architecture Manifesto Following the example of the Bauhaus originators, contribute your design vision for thefuture through a community-created manifesto. Build It Like the Bauhaus Bring

Hirshhorn Museum to Host World Architecture Day Celebrations, Oct. 6

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will host a week's worth of events around World Architecture Day, running October 6-13. From self-guided tours and readings of architecture-themed children's books to digital drawing workshops and Bauhaus discussions, the Hirshhorn boasts a full slate of building-related activities on World Architecture Day (October 7) with additional events rounding out the week. While there, be sure to stop by the Sculpture Garden to see mockups of proposed replacement walls, now on display as part of the Hirshhorn's Section 106 process for its Sculpture Garden revitalization project. From the Hirshhorn: For World Architecture Day, the Hirshhorn will embrace its un

Celebrating I.M. Pei in Film: A Place to Be, Oct. 7

AIA|DC will host a World Architecture Day screening of A Place to Be, a documentary film about I.M. Pei's National Gallery of Art East Building through interviews with Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, and Jean Dubuffet as well as then-director J. Carter Brown. Footage includes rare insight into the East Building's signature tetrahedron skylights as well as formwork for its triangulated concrete coffers. The screening will be presented by local architect and educator Donna Kirk, AIA, who has worked at the National Gallery of Art's design office for more than three decades. WHEN: Monday, October 7, 2019, 6.30–8 pm WHERE: District Architecture Center, 421 7th St NW,

Howard Modern: The Legacy of the African American University’s Architects and Architecture, Oct. 26

Docomomo DC and Howard University’s Department of Architecture will host a tour of modern architecture on Howard's main campus in Washington, DC. Howard University is a historically black university with a long-standing commitment to architectural education and practice. The tour will feature modern buildings designed by African American architects including Hilyard Robinson and Paul R. Williams and explore the role of the modern movement in the campus’ development. Professor Hazel Edwards will launch the tour with an overview of campus history. Edwards is Chair of the Department of Architecture and co-author of The Long Walk: The Placemaking Legacy of Howard University. Faculty and students

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