Film: Gropius Memory Palace


Friday, April 12, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GropiusMemoryPalaceGropius 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 iconic factory. Following the screening, filmmaker Ben Thorp Brown will discuss the project with Laura Muir, curator of The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition and research curator for academic and public programs at the Harvard Art Museums. This program is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view February 8–July 28, 2019. The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Free admission, but limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge. For more information, click here.