The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Film Screening of “Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century”

Esther Sternberg
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October 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

This event takes place at the Center for Creative Photography.

Join us for a special screening of Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century (50 minutes) with opening remarks by Dr. Esther Sternberg, internationally-recognized design and health pioneer.

Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century looks at the development of the Bauhaus and the key figures involved in it—including the founder Walter Gropius, his successor Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers. The program also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany. It features numerous experts including Christopher Frayling of the Royal College of Art, architectural historian Charles Jencks, and Dr. Peter Hahn, director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Former students discuss their time at the Bauhaus, and the eminent architect Philip Johnson tells how it influenced his work. The program contains rare archival footage of the Bauhaus at Dessau and looks at the architecture of Chicago, much influenced by Mies van der Rohe, who emigrated there after the Bauhaus was shut down by the Nazis in 1933.

Dr. Esther Sternberg—a physician and medical researcher who applies her cutting-edge research to impacts of the built environment on health, wellbeing and performance—engages professional and lay audiences alike, conveying complexities of design and health in an entertaining manner. She will examine the impact of the Bauhaus from the perspective of health and wellness, demonstrating how the Bauhaus ideals of good art and design can have a positive impact on everyone’s life—regardless of socioeconomic status. Sternberg is Founding Director of University of Arizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance, Research Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She is founding member of the American Institute of Architects’ Design and Health Leadership Group and AIA Design and Health Research Consortium.

After the film, stay for a signing of Dr. Sternberg’s book Healing Spaces: The science of place and well-being and a viewing of prints from the CCP archive (2:30-4:00 p.m.). Then visit the exhibition A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus at UAMA and enjoy free admission (2:30-5:00 p.m.).