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Spring Lecture Series - Looking beyond the Bauhaus – Modernism sans frontières - Accents in Art: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933
[19/13]
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St
14/03/2019 - 14/03/2019
Bauhaus

Spring Lecture Series - Looking beyond the Bauhaus – Modernism sans frontières - Accents in Art: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - Thursday March 14th 2019 - Monica Bohm-Duchen

In 2019, the centenary of the Bauhaus is a major event with many exhibitions and publications. Yet this seems likely to add to the large existing pile of information based on only a small part of the actual achievements and aspirations of Modernism during the period of its existence. In Looking beyond the Bauhaus, the Twentieth Century Society looks more widely with the help of experts in a number of fields, to offer an exciting but more broadly-based account in which the Bauhaus can be seen in its contemporary context.

Monica Bohm-Duchen, independent art historian and initiator of the nationwide arts festival, Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture. She has edited a book of the same title (Lund Humphries) and will consider the experiences of the artists who found refuge in this country from Nazi persecution, examining not only their achievements and their legacy, but also the challenges – not to say obstacles – they faced on their arrival.

Tickets: £8.00 members/£12.00 non members/£5.00 students   

All lectures are held on Thursdays at 6.30pm in the Gallery at 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ.  Admission includes a glass of wine. Publications will be available to purchase on the night.


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