Lincoln Cultural Council supports programs at Gropius House, Codman Estate

Feb 2, 2012

A Lincoln Cultural Council grant helps bring regional history and architecture experts to Lincoln, Massachusetts. This spring, Historic New England presents a series of talks and tours on Walter Gropius and his influence on American mid-century Modernism, as well as a talk about the design interests and correspondence of Odgen Codman Jr.

On April 14, Jane Thompson, co-founder of Design Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, asks What Does the Gropius House Tell You About Design History? The following week, Dr. Melissa Renn of Harvard Art Museums presents the lecture Bauhaus in Boston, which examines Walter Gropius and his legacy of Modernism.

In June, historian Camille Arbogast reads excerpts and explores the relationship between Odgen Codman Jr. and Edith Wharton through their extensive correspondence from the Historic New England archives.

Later this year, local author Barbara Rhines presents Regional Mid-Century Modern: Domestic Architecture in Lincoln and Metro West. She and Joseph Cornish, senior stewardship manager for Historic New England, discuss options for appreciation and preservation of Modern architecture in the region.

These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Online registration is now available for the following:
What Does the Gropius House Tell You About Design History?
Bauhaus in Boston
Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman: A Creative Kinship

Online registration for Regional Mid-Century Modern is available soon.