No STEM without the A: How a 100 year old Art school Invented STEAM | Webster University

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by Christina Celuzza
April 30, 2018
When:
April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019-04-18T18:00:00-05:00
2019-04-18T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis
MO 63110
No STEM without the A: How a 100 year old Art school Invented STEAM | Webster University @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Exactly 100 years ago in April 1919 (months before the signing of the Weimar constitution), the Staatliches Bauhaus or simply the Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany creating an art school with the motto “art and technology: a new unity.” Bauhaus ultimately became one of the most influential and recognizable design vocabularies of the twentieth-century and it continues in the present. As something of a centennial commemoration, this talk will briefly discuss the revolutionary art school and consider some of the Bauhaus innovations that remain immediately relevant today.

 

JEFFREY HUGHES, PH.D. BIO:

Jeffrey Hughes is professor of art history and criticism and Director of the Cecille R.
Hunt Gallery at Webster University in St. Louis where he teaches courses on modern
art, contemporary art, and art theory and criticism. He attended DePauw University and
received the B.A. in art history from Indiana State University and both the M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees in art history from the University of Iowa. Hughes is a recipient of
numerous grants and fellowships, including Kress Foundation Fellowships for field
research in India and to the Aga Khan program at Harvard, the Asian Cultural Council
Grant, Webster University faculty research grants, an N.E.H. grant for research on the
American avant-garde during World War II, etc. He has curated more than 40
exhibitions at Hunt Gallery and has curated at the Wittgensteinhaus, Vienna, Austria.
He has been a quest lecturer at numerous galleries and institutions, including University
of North Texas, Indiana University, University of Chicago, and the Saint Louis Art
Museum. Hughes’s articles and reviews have appeared in Flash Art, Contemporary,
Sculpture, Artpapers, Art on Paper, New Art Examiner, Um:Druck Zeitschift für
Durckgraphik und visuelle Kultur.

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