16 March 2020
Want to learn about the Bauhaus movement and its importance? The Cooper Union is hosting Bauhaus night with talks by Ellen Lupton, Elizabeth Otto and Greg D’Onofrio.
Ellen Lupton shows how Herbert Bayer and László Moholy-Nagy used graphic design to invent an enduring myth. Elizabeth Otto reveals queer identity, gender fluidity and occult leanings at a school better known for tubular chairs than alternative living. Greg D’Onofrio discusses the magical art of collecting modernist ephemera, showing how a designer’s eye and a historian’s heart can yield delightful discoveries.
Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
Elizabeth Otto is an art historian and the author of Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities and Radical Politics and Tempo, Tempo!
Greg D’Onofrio is a designer, writer, educator, and co-founder of Display, Graphic Design Collection.
Monday, 16 March from 6:30—8:30pm. 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets).