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.

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.

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

Gropius House's cover photo
05/09/2019

Gropius House's cover photo

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge - MITSunday, May 12,  9:00 a.m. to noonMeet at 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambr...
04/10/2019

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge - MIT

Sunday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Meet at 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge - MIT

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the MIT campus including the Eero Saarinen chapel. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1976 by Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei, Carl Koch, and others.

$25 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 617-994-6651 for more information or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge - HarvardSaturday, May 11, 2019  9:00 a.m. to noonMeet at Harvard GSD main...
04/10/2019

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge - Harvard

Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. to noon
Meet at Harvard GSD main entrance, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Mass.

Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the Harvard campus as well as Brattle Street “Architects’ Walk” in Cambridge. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1973 designed by Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Josep Luis Sert, and others.

$25 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

April 20th Gropius House is open for guided tours on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm. The museum is CLOSED for tours on Apri...
04/10/2019

April 20th Gropius House is open for guided tours on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm.
The museum is CLOSED for tours on April 21.
The grounds are always open dawn to dusk.

Joan Miro. "Wall of the Moon" silkscreen. Presented to Walter and Ise Gropius from the Galerie Maeght in Paris.The large...
03/28/2019

Joan Miro. "Wall of the Moon" silkscreen. Presented to Walter and Ise Gropius from the Galerie Maeght in Paris.

The large mural "Wall of the Moon" in the TAC designed Unesco building in Paris was commissioned by Walter Gropius and completed in 1957.

Joan Miro lithograph. Ati Gropius Johansen stated, "The friendship with Miro, whose work Walter Gropius admired, came to...
03/28/2019

Joan Miro lithograph. Ati Gropius Johansen stated, "The friendship with Miro, whose work Walter Gropius admired, came to the house 1959 with J. L. Sert. The lithograph was likely a gift."

https://mo.ma/2UjWMZ8Joan MiróBirth of the WorldThrough June 15The Museum of Modern Art
03/28/2019
Joan Miró: Birth of the World

https://mo.ma/2UjWMZ8

Joan Miró
Birth of the World
Through June 15
The Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition. Through June 15. “You and all my writer friends have given me much help and improved my understanding of many things,” Joan Miró told the French poet Michel Leiris in the summer of 1924, writing from his family’s farm in Montroig, a small village nestled between the mountains and ...

MIT Museum presents Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the BauhausMarch 19, 2019On view at the MIT Museum March ...
03/28/2019
MIT Museum | MIT Museum

MIT Museum presents Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus
March 19, 2019
On view at the MIT Museum March 28 – September 1, 2019
Part of the worldwide centennial celebration of the Bauhaus

The MIT Museum presents Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus from March 28 - September 1, 2019 in celebration of the Bauhaus centennial, the most influential design school of the twentieth century (1919-1933) whose cultural impact remains resonant a century later.

Visitor Information:
MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617-253-5927
https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/

Open daily 10 PM – 5 PM Open daily 10 AM – 6 PM July and August
Closed major holidays.
General admission to the Museum only: $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for youth under 18, students, seniors; free admission for MIT card holders and alumni. Discounts are listed online.

Recently installed on view in the Gropius House, the three Mexican ceramic figures are typical of the smaller figures co...
03/08/2019

Recently installed on view in the Gropius House, the three Mexican ceramic figures are typical of the smaller figures collected from shaft tombs in the region and sold to tourists.
The Gropiuses traveled to Mexico in 1946-7 and received them as a gift from Diego Rivera in Mexico City.
These figures descended from Ati Gropius Johansen to her daughter Erika. The figures appear in a historic photograph of the Gropius House interior, arranged on the study desk downstairs, as well as in a film shot in 1970.

Captions for three objects (left to right)

Figure on stand, Colima, Mexico, 300 BC- 300 AD, Clay, wood, wire, H: 5 ¼”
Figure, Jalisco or Colima, Mexico, 100 BC- 300AD, Clay, H: 7”
Figure on stand, Colima, Mexico, 300 BC-300 AD, Clay, wood, wire, H: 5 ¾”

Photo courtesy of Historic New England

Bauhaus 100 Metallisches FestSaturday, May 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.Walter...
03/08/2019
Bauhaus 100 Metallisches Fest

Bauhaus 100 Metallisches Fest

Saturday, May 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Walter Gropius founded the influential German design school known as the Bauhaus in 1919. Historic New England invites you to celebrate the centennial at the 2019 Metallisches Fest, a metal-themed party honoring the spirit of the Bauhaus.

Enjoy live music, light hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, including Gropius House Cider by Shacksbury. Metallic jewelry and/or clothing is encouraged but not required.

Support for this event is provided by a friend of Walter Gropius.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information or register https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/3163

Photograph Robert Damora @ Damora Archive

May 18, 2019

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise GropiusFriday, June 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Gropius Hou...
03/08/2019
Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius

Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius
Friday, June 14, 7:00 - 9:00 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 Curator Laura Johnson shows you Mrs. Gropius’s collection of unique designs using intriguing Modern materials. See original examples of hats and jewelry on view. Light refreshments provided.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information or to register https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/3390

WGBH Open Studio is covering Harvard Art Museum's Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition this week, and they have decided to pai...
02/11/2019

WGBH Open Studio is covering Harvard Art Museum's Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition this week, and they have decided to pair that segment with the Gropius House package shot in 2016! Viewers can re-watch our package on the Gropius House this Friday at 8:30 PM EST on WGBH-2 and online at wgbh.org/.

01/30/2019

The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln Event Listing

Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we will offer this 50 minute film that looks at the development of the Bauhaus and the key figures involved including its founder and Lincoln resident Walter Gropius. The film looks at the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany and offers rare archival footage of the Bauhaus at Dessau. We look forward to sharing refreshments, viewing, and conversation with you.
Thursday January 31, 2019
7-9 pm
Town of Lincoln Library, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln MA 01773
Free and open to the public

01/30/2019

Winter Carnival – An Evening at Gropius
Fridays, February 1, 2019
5 pm to 7 pm.
Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

During this evening open house, see how Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean lines of Modernist design. Take home a snowflake cookie!
As always, free admission to all Lincoln residents.
Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

Gropius House will be CLOSED on Sunday January 21.
01/19/2019

Gropius House will be CLOSED on Sunday January 21.

Historic New England Fine Arts & Crafts Festivals Call for ArtistsGreetings artists!Happy New Year! The new year means a...
01/04/2019

Historic New England Fine Arts & Crafts Festivals Call for Artists
Greetings artists!
Happy New Year! The new year means applications for the 2019 festival season are open! Below are the links for the Roseland Cottage and Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals. The application deadline is March 31, 2019, and invitations will be send out some time in early to mid May. Please read the entire application carefully, there is a lot of information but it is all important. Copy and paste the links. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

37th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival -

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7313

37th Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts & Crafts Festival -

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7312

Thanks!
Marissa Dufault
Festival & Retail Coordinator
Historic New England
617.994.5924
[email protected]

Fall foliage in Lincoln Mass!Visit Historic New England's Gropius House and Codman Estate www.historicnewengland.org
10/02/2018

Fall foliage in Lincoln Mass!
Visit Historic New England's Gropius House and Codman Estate www.historicnewengland.org

This Saturday! Weather looks perfect!
09/06/2018
Gropius House

This Saturday! Weather looks perfect!

36th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
This annual event features the work of more than 100 local artisans. Shop for New England-made painting, woodworking, food products, jewelry, photography, glass, clothing, metalwork, and more. Enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and first-floor tours of the Codman House Museum.
Free to Historic New England members and children under 12
$5 nonmembers
Please call 617-994-5914 or find additional information on this link:
http://shop.historicnewengland.org/FES-CODMANARTS-7496/

90.9 WBUR is the media sponsor.

Concord grapes on Gropius House roof deck trellis. Yum!
09/06/2018

Concord grapes on Gropius House roof deck trellis. Yum!

First Friday Reception: Head to ToeFriday, September 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass....
09/06/2018
First Friday Reception: Head to Toe

First Friday Reception: Head to Toe
Friday, September 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

Come to the Eustis Estate to celebrate the special exhibition, Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Get an introduction to the exhibition from curator Laura Johnson and exclusive after-hours access to the galleries. Enjoy a sunset reception on our beautiful patio and explore the museum at night with live music.
$25.00 non-members
$10 Historic New England members

http://shop.historicnewengland.org/EUS-RECEPTION-2-10945/

First Friday Reception: Head to Toe: Friday, September 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.. . Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.. . Come to the Eustis E

Untitled Album
09/06/2018

Untitled Album

Gropius House Roof Deck
08/28/2018

Gropius House Roof Deck

36th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts FestivalSaturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Codman Estate, 34 Co...
08/17/2018
36th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

36th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
This annual event features the work of more than 100 local artisans. Shop for New England-made painting, woodworking, food products, jewelry, photography, glass, clothing, metalwork, and more. Enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and first-floor tours of the Codman House Museum.
Free to Historic New England members and children under 12
$5 nonmembers
Please call 617-994-5914 or find additional information on this link:
http://shop.historicnewengland.org/FES-CODMANARTS-7496/

90.9 WBUR is the media sponsor.

Bauhaus DessauConcept & Management, Academy Department, visting Gropius House in Lincoln MA
07/09/2018

Bauhaus
Dessau
Concept & Management, Academy Department, visting Gropius House in Lincoln MA

Codman Estate Antique and Classic Car ShowSunday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, ...
06/22/2018

Codman Estate Antique and Classic Car Show

Sunday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

See more than 200 classic and antique autos, trucks, and motorcycles from all over New England on the picturesque grounds of the Codman Estate. This annual festival includes entertainment, food, and tours of the Codman House Museum. Rain or shine.

Admission $5.00
Historic New England members free

Delighted to host a group of artists from Gateway Arts in Brookline today at Gropius House. Here are inspired pencil dra...
06/14/2018

Delighted to host a group of artists from Gateway Arts in Brookline today at Gropius House. Here are inspired pencil drawings from Barbara, Sidney, Patrick, Farah and Sophia.

Address

68 Baker Bridge Rd
Lincoln, MA
01773

General information

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.

Opening Hours

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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(781) 259-8098

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