Gropius House

Gropius House Gropius House, 1938 A National Historic Landmark 68 Baker Bridge Road Lincoln, Mass. 01773 (781) 259-8098 [email protected]
Open Year Round. June 1 to October 15, Wednesday to Sunday 11 to 4 for hourly guided tours. October 15 to May 31, Saturdays and Sundays only, 11 to 4 for hourly guided tours. Group tours by appointment. Group discount admission is $10 per person. Closed major holidays.
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Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. He designed this house as his family home in 1938, when he came to teach at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

https://my.historicnewengland.org/6814/lym-handel-haydnHandel & Haydn Music at Historic New England's Lyman Estate in Wa...
02/11/2020
The Handel and Haydn Society at the Lyman Estate

https://my.historicnewengland.org/6814/lym-handel-haydn

Handel & Haydn Music at Historic New England's Lyman Estate in Waltham.

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a very special evening of music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven at the Lyman Estate. Members of the renowned Handel and Haydn Society display their creative energy and vitality during a performance at Historic New England’s eighteenth-century mansion. This event presents a unique opportunity to experience chamber music in the intimate and period-appropriate setting for which it was originally written.

(Lyman Estate- one of the locations used by Greta Gerwig for the movie Little Women.)

April 4, 2020

Volunteers at Gropius House.Visitor ExperienceSpecial EventsLandscapeFind out more:whubbard@historicnewengland.org617-99...
02/04/2020

Volunteers at Gropius House.
Visitor Experience
Special Events
Landscape
Find out more:
[email protected]
617-994-6651

Make a day of it! Visit the Gropius House or deCordova and receive 50% off admission when you show your receipt at the s...
01/30/2020

Make a day of it! Visit the Gropius House or deCordova and receive 50% off admission when you show your receipt at the second site on the same day.

01/24/2020
Something for Everyone: Carl R. Nold and Historic New England

Inspire the next generation’s passion for history

In 2003, Historic New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold defined the next seventeen years when he declared, "we will offer something for everyone."

Watch the video at: https://bit.ly/2vie5SJ to see how this declaration helped transform every area of our work.

Historic New England school and youth programs serve 45,000 children each year, but these programs are underfunded. Many students can participate only because Historic New England subsidizes transportation and program fees.
To honor Carl on his retirement and ensure that his commitment to school and youth programming continues in perpetuity, we are excited to announce the Carl R. Nold Fund for Museum Education, a permanent endowment fund.
Your generosity will help inspire the next generation of lifelong learners.
Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2NXhGfp

In 2003 Carl Nold defined the next seventeen years when he declared, “We will offer something for everyone.” And under his leadership, the transformation beg...

Please Join FoMA- Friends of Modern Architecture -Lincoln when we premier the short film, Three Modern Houses by Master ...
11/07/2019

Please Join FoMA- Friends of Modern Architecture -Lincoln when we premier the short film, Three Modern Houses by Master architect Walter Bogner. It's award winning filmmaker Molly Bedell, internationally know architectural photographer Rick Mandelkorn, and Lincoln's own town historian Jack MacLean will be honored for their work documenting Lincoln's important modern legacy.

FoMA/Lincoln Annual Membership Appreciation Meeting
Featuring the film: Three Modern Houses by Master Architect Walter Bogner

Sunday, November 10, 6-8 p.m.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, Massachusetts

and

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln Annual Award presented to:
Molly Bedell
Jack MacLean
Rick Mandelkorn

in recognition of their contributions as documentarians of New England’s cultural history

FoMA/Lincoln
Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln

RSVP [email protected]
To become a member visit www.fomalincoln.org

Historic New England welcomes president of Germany to Gropius HouseOn October 31, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, fir...
11/06/2019

Historic New England welcomes president of Germany to Gropius House

On October 31, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, first lady Elke Büdenbender, and their special guests took a private tour of Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Historic New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold and Gropius’s granddaughter, Erika Pfammatter, welcomed the group at the front portico, then held a brief presentation in the living room before leading a tour of the house.

Gropius House contains a significant collection of furniture fabricated in Bauhaus workshops during the 1920s. With the family’s possessions still in place, the museum has a sense of immediacy and intimacy. Ms. Pfammatter shared delightful memories of Gropius family life in Lincoln with the German President and his entourage. The couple were charmed by the house and the family stories. One of their favorite things was the Weimar desk and the story of its travels from Berlin to London and from London to Lincoln.

Among the guests in attendence were Emily Haber, German ambassador to the United States; Nicole Menzenbach, consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany; and Annemarie Jaeggi, director of the Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design.

A year of celebrations
The visit was in conjunction with Wunderbar Together—Germany and the U.S., a yearlong celebration of German-American friendship. It was also the perfect way to wind down a year of celebrating the centennial of the Bauhaus at Gropius House.

Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home in 1938 when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design

https://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-new-england-welcomes-the-president-of-germany-to-gropius-house/

From left: Gropius House Site Manager Wendy Hubbard, Erika Pfammatter, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Elke Büdenbender, and Carl R. Nold.

On October 31, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, first lady Elke Büdenbender, and their special guests had a pri...
11/02/2019

On October 31, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, first lady Elke Büdenbender, and their special guests had a private tour of the Gropius House. Historic New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold and Gropius’s granddaughter Erika Pfammatter welcomed everyone at the front portico, then held a brief presentation with the couple in the living room before touring the house.
Gropius House contains a significant collection of furniture fabricated in the Bauhaus 1920’s workshops. With the family's possessions still in place, the museum has a sense of immediacy and intimacy. Ms. Pfammatter shared delightful memories of Gropius family life here in Lincoln with the German Federal President and his entourage. The couple were charmed with the house and the family stories. One of their favorite things was the Weimar desk and the story of its travels from Berlin to London, from London to Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Among the guests who attended the event were German Ambassador to the United States, Emily Haber; Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Nicole Menzenbach; and Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design Director, Annemarie Jaeggi.
The visit was in conjunction with Wunderbar Together – German and the U.S. a year-long celebration of German-American friendship. It was also the perfect way to wind down a year of celebrating the centennial of the Bauhaus at Gropius House.
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed the Gropius House as his family home in 1938 when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the Gropius House during the centennial. The house is open on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop by.

Last full week of weekdays tours at Gropius House October 23 through Oct 28.Weekend only winter hours begin as of Oct 28...
10/21/2019

Last full week of weekdays tours at Gropius House October 23 through Oct 28.
Weekend only winter hours begin as of Oct 28 through May 2.

Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter BognerSunday, October 6, tours begin every half hour from 1:30-4:00 ...
09/24/2019
Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter Bogner

Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter Bogner
Sunday, October 6, tours begin every half hour from 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Meet at Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA) and Historic New England invite you to a rare opportunity to compare the interior and exterior of Gropius House and the 1939 home of Walter Gropius's esteemed Harvard colleague, Walter Bogner. This special, ninety-minute tour begins at Gropius House and continues with a short walk through the adjacent Woods End Road neighborhood. Woods End Road features an exceptional cluster of Modern houses, including a home designed by celebrated Modern architect and designer Marcel Breuer, and the home of Harvard ethicist and housing specialist James Ford and writer Elizabeth Morrow Ford, designed by Gropius and Breuer.

Proceeds from these tours support restoration projects at Gropius House and local preservation initiatives by FoMA.
Guests with a handicapped placard should call 617-994-6651 for specific HP parking instructions.

Advance tickets required. Tickets are going fast!

https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/6266

Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

October 6, 2019

Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter BognerSunday, October 6, tours begin every half hour from 1:30-4:00 ...
09/19/2019

Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter Bogner
Sunday, October 6, tours begin every half hour from 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Meet at Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA) and Historic New England invite you to a rare opportunity to compare the interior and exterior of Gropius House and the 1939 home of Walter Gropius's esteemed Harvard colleague, Walter Bogner. This special, ninety-minute tour begins at Gropius House and continues with a short walk through the adjacent Woods End Road neighborhood. Woods End Road features an exceptional cluster of Modern houses, including a home designed by celebrated Modern architect and designer Marcel Breuer, and the home of Harvard ethicist and housing specialist James Ford and writer Elizabeth Morrow Ford, designed by Gropius and Breuer.

Proceeds from these tours support restoration projects at Gropius House and local preservation initiatives by FoMA.
Guests with a handicapped placard should call 617-994-6651 for specific HP parking instructions.
Advance tickets required. https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/6266

Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

Open House at Cooper Frost Austin HouseCooper Frost Austin House, 21 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, MassSaturday October 19...
09/12/2019

Open House at Cooper Frost Austin House
Cooper Frost Austin House, 21 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Mass
Saturday October 19
Open from noon to 3 pm.
Cooper-Frost-Austin House, 21 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Mass. Reserve your spot for exclusive tours of the rarely open Cooper-Frost-Austin House (1681), the oldest dwelling still standing in Cambridge. Sm
Free for Smithsonian Museum Day ticket holders, Historic New England members and Cambridge residents.
Please call 617-994-6669 for information.

08/05/2019
Codman Estate Antique Auto ShowSunday July 21, 2019 8am-2pm$5 admission.Free to Historic New England members and childre...
07/18/2019

Codman Estate Antique Auto Show
Sunday July 21, 2019 8am-2pm
$5 admission.
Free to Historic New England members and children under 12.

Check out this web tool to experiment with color and create Bauhaus-inspired designs! https://moocolorstudy.com/Learn mo...
07/09/2019
Moo Color Study | Celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus

Check out this web tool to experiment with color and create Bauhaus-inspired designs! https://moocolorstudy.com/

Learn more about the Bauhaus School on our new Gropius House web app: http://gropius.house/

A new tool for exploring colors with Bauhaus-inspired patterns. Experiment with color pairings and download your creations in a variety of formats—including MOO Postcards and Stickers—allowing you to bring your own Bauhaus designs to life.

Hip Sips – 1960’s Theme PartyFriday, August 2, 2019 7-9 PM              Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Ma...
06/24/2019

Hip Sips – 1960’s Theme Party
Friday, August 2, 2019 7-9 PM
Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Walter and Ise Gropius hosted parties for the who's who of the twentieth century with creativity and fun. You are invited to share in their festive spirit with our hip sixties theme party at the trendsetting icon of Modernism-Gropius House. Enjoy a summer evening of lively jazz with the Bill O’Connor Trio, light hors d'oeuvres and drinks followed by an evening tour.
1968 MOD dress is encouraged and optional.

Advance tickets required. $45 Historic New England members, $50 non-members.
Please call 781-259-8098 or buy on-line www.historicnewengland.org

Sponsored by :
RUHL STUDIO Architects
WATERTOWN + ROCKPORT
www.ruhlstudio.com

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise GropiusFriday June 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Gropius Hous...
06/08/2019
Historic New England

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius
Friday June 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.
Discover the stylistic trendsetting of Mrs. Ise Gropius, also known as Mrs. Bauhaus, during this special evening talk and tour focusing on her inimitable personal and evolving style.
Historic New England Associate Curator, Laura Johnson, shows you Mrs. Gropius’s collection of unique designs using intriguing modern materials, with original examples of hats and jewelry on view.
Light refreshments provided.

$35.00 Historic New England members, $45.00 non-members

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy on-line www.historicnewengland.org

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise GropiusFriday June 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Gropius Hous...
05/30/2019
Historic New England

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius
Friday June 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.
Discover the stylistic trendsetting of Mrs. Ise Gropius, also known as Mrs. Bauhaus, during this special evening talk and tour focusing on her inimitable personal and evolving style.
Historic New England Associate Curator, Laura Johnson, shows you Mrs. Gropius’s collection of unique designs using intriguing modern materials, with original examples of hats and jewelry on view.
Light refreshments provided.

$35.00 Historic New England members, $45.00 non-members

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy on-line www.historicnewengland.org

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June 1. Open House. Free Admission. 11 am to 4 pm. Gropius House.
05/29/2019

June 1. Open House. Free Admission. 11 am to 4 pm. Gropius House.

Volunteers from Dessault Software Systems in Waltham doing landscape restoration at the Gropius House in Lincoln. Thank ...
05/21/2019

Volunteers from Dessault Software Systems in Waltham doing landscape restoration at the Gropius House in Lincoln. Thank you so much!

Metallisches Fest at Gropius House May 18th.Colleagues from Harvard Art Museum embracing the Bauhaus 100 spirit!
05/20/2019

Metallisches Fest at Gropius House May 18th.
Colleagues from Harvard Art Museum embracing the Bauhaus 100 spirit!

Goethe-Institut Boston
05/10/2019

Goethe-Institut Boston

Wolf Burchard The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: “I absolutely adored my grandmother. When I was nine years old or so, I had tea with her and my aunt Almut. My grandmother always used a beautiful yet highly impractical Rosenthal teapot, which kept leaking. When I asked why she used it, she explained to me that she liked Walter’s design.

Who was Walter? I had never heard of him before. My grandmother explained who he was: “Onkel Walter” was my grandfather’s uncle, an architect whose favorite color was “bunt” (all the colors) and who founded the Bauhaus. And then my aunt began to tell me about how in 1952, after her Abitur, she traveled to the States to stay with Onkel Walter and his wife Ise in Boston for several months. To get there, she embarked on a very long boat journey, which first brought her to New York, where she stayed with one of Walter’s architectural assistants – a young American of Chinese descent who would later gain fame by placing a pyramid in front of the Louvre...
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Almut has vivid memories of her Christmas in the States and the simple and elegant beauty of the dinner table, which Ise had laid out: red lobster on black plates on a white table cloth. Needless to say, I very much envy my aunt, my father and their siblings for having known Onkel Walter.
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There are so many questions I would have loved to discuss with him – not only with regard to the visual arts and architecture, but also concerning life at large. It was only in my later teens, when I started thinking about my own future, that I realized what a significant architect he was. I found his success so intimidating that I decided never to become an architect myself – a statement that probably would have much annoyed him.”
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Thanks Wolf for sharing these lovely #BauhausxNEStories with us!
#goetheboston #bauhaus100
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Image courtesy of Historic New England

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68 Baker Bridge Rd
Lincoln, MA
01773

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Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood, brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures. In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops. With all the family possessions still in place, the house has an immediacy rarely found in house museums.

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Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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35th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival September 9, 10 am – 4 pm Codman Estate 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass. 617-994-5914 • HistoricNewEngland.org • Live music • Over 100 juried artisans • Museum tours • Food vendors $5, free to Historic New England members and children under 12. Rain or shine.
35th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival September 9, 10 am – 4 pm Codman Estate 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass. 617-994-5914 • HistoricNewEngland.org • Live music • Over 100 juried artisans • Museum tours • Food vendors $5, free to Historic New England members and children under 12. Rain or shine.