In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school of design, this two-part program explores Bauhaus-connected works in the Smart Museum’s collection through looking, discussion, and hands-on art-making.
Part I takes place at the Smart Museum. Drawing from the Smart’s permanent collection of Bauhaus pouring vessels, this program brings participants into the thinking and making practices of UChicago Visiting Lecturer of Art History Maggie Taft and Department of Visual Arts professor Amber Ginsburg.
In the tradition of the Bauhaus workshop, this event will flow through a series of working spaces and activities, including an in-depth discussion of these pouring vessels together with materials investigations that explore the relationship between designed objects and our bodies. Through Bauhaus-inspired exercises, participants will develop a better understanding of clay, function, and form.
Biscuits and sip tea will be provided on wonderful ceramic cups from the collections of our retired Senior Curator Richard Born and Amber Ginsburg.