Join the Cooper-Hewitt’s senior curator for a tour of 20th century design masterworks

The Bauhaus was the world’s most famous art school, and Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was its most prolific graphic designer. This talk, which features up-close images from the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and from the Merrill C. Berman Collection and Display, Graphic Design Collection, delves into Bayer’s unique design methods and the theories he refined and repeated over his long career. We’ll also dish about Bayer’s unusual relationship with modernism’s biggest power couple (Walter and Ise Gropius) and take a look at his connection to the Third Reich.

Registration for this special event is free to everyone, on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the registration link to sign up for this live Zoom webinar. We suggest downloading the Zoom software prior to the start of this event. We will send you event reminders, but we advise everyone to connect a few minutes prior to the start. The event waiting room will be open 10 minutes ahead of time.

The start time for the live event is:
10:00am LA/SF/Seattle (PST)
1:00pm New York (EST)
6:00pm London (BST)
7:00pm Berlin/Europe (CEST)
9:00pm Dubai (GST)
1:00am Seoul/Manila
2:00am Tokyo
5:00am Auckland

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer, whose latest books are Health Design Thinking and Extra Bold, a feminist career guide for designers. Her book Design Is Storytelling was published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017. She is the founding director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she authored Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is dedicated to all disciplines of design. It has a permanent collection of more than 210,000 design objects fully digitized and available online, including its collection of product design, decorative arts, works on paper, graphic design, textiles, wallcoverings, and digital materials.