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Film: Gropius Memory Palace

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Apr 12 2019
Film: Gropius Memory Palace

Focusing on a factory designed by Walter Gropius, this film is a guided meditation on architecture and memory, the body and the workplace.

Gropius Memory Palace (2017) is a portrait of the Fagus Factory in Alfeld, Germany, one of the earliest designs of Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius. The Fagus Factory opened in 1913 and remains in operation, continuing to make shoe lasts (wooden or plastic molds used in constructing shoes). It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum.

The film invites viewers to participate in a guided meditation exercise in which they construct a “memory palace” from the rooms of Walter Gropius’s

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Free admission, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 2:30pm.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

Contact: 617-495-9400

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This program is presented in conjunction with our special exhibition, The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view February 8–July 28, 2019.


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