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Thursday, April 8 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
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Curator Conversation: Hin Bredendieck: From Aurich to Atlanta (Online)

Join us for a discussion between Professor Dr. Rainer Stamm, director of the Landesmuseum Oldenburg (Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History), and Kirk Henderson, Exhibits Program Manager for the Georgia Tech Library, moderated by Jim Budd, chair of the School of Industrial Design.

This event will start with a virtual tour through the exhibit, followed by a discussion between the exhibit’s curators. Budd, Stamm, and Henderson will discuss their cross-continental collaboration that led to the exhibit, as well as the curatorial themes that emerged through their work together. Dr. Heike Fuller, Consul General of Germany, will provide opening remarks. This event is free and open to all.  

This event is hosted by the Georgia Tech Library and the Landesmuseum Oldenburg (Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History) with sponsorship from the Halle Foundation. Collaborators include Dr. Jennifer Gerndt, the Consulate General of Germany, and the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design. Special thanks to the family and former students of Hin Bredendieck for their contributions to this exhibit. 

 

About the Exhibition: 

From Aurich to Atlanta, a new exhibition at the Georgia Tech Library, showcases the life and work of Bauhaus-educated designer Hin Bredendieck.  

A 1930 graduate of the famed Bauhaus School of Design in Germany, Bredendieck was a student and colleague of design luminaries such as Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Laslo Moholy-Nagy.  

Bredendieck emigrated to the United States in 1937 to escape the political turmoil of pre-war Germany. With his fellow Bauhaus emigres, he brought the Bauhaus design sense and educational methods to America, teaching first at the new Institute of Design in Chicago, and later founding the department of industrial design at Georgia Tech. 

 

About the Curators: 

Dr. Rainer Stamm, co-author of Hin Bredendieck: From Aurich to Atlanta, is director of the Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History. He is an honorary professor of art history at the University of Bremen, with a special focus on modern art history, museum history, the history of photography and art market history of the early 20th century. 

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