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From Bauhaus to Your House: The Life and Designs of Anni Albers

Join Annalisa Capurro and Michal Silver for a fascinating insight into the extraordinary life, designs and legacy of Anni Albers.

$18 (1 hr)

Category: Presentation, Talk, Annenberg Theater

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Anni Albers is considered one of the most influential textile artists of the 20th century. Born Annelise Elsa Frieda Fleischmann in 1899 in Berlin, Albers studied at the Bauhaus, where upon completion of the preliminary course, reluctantly took up weaving, the only faculty open to women. Regardless, Albers went on to excel at her craft, taking weaving to new artistic heights, eventually directing the weaving workshop.

At the Bauhaus, Albers met her future husband, artist Josef Albers, with whom she escaped to the USA after the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933. Taking up teaching positions at the pioneering Black Mountain College, the Albers were instrumental in spreading the ideals of modernism. In 1949 Albers became the first textile designer to have a solo exhibition at MoMA, New York.

Over a decade ago, London based textile and wallpaper company Christopher Farr Cloth, partnered with the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation to re-introduce Albers designs from the Bauhaus to work created at Tamarind Prints, California.

After studying fine arts and art history Michal Silver worked as a fashion designer for over 15 years in New York and Paris before relocating to England, as Head Designer for Mulberry. Silver’s innovative incorporation of Mulberry’s home collection fabrics into her fashion designs opened a new world, eventually leading her to form Christopher Farr Cloth in 2000, with partners Christopher Farr and Matthew Bourne.

Annalisa Capurro, aka @ms.modernism, is an interior designer, educator, architectural historian, speaker, and preservationist with a passion for educating and inspiring others to appreciate and preserve modern architecture. Annalisa sits on the Modernism Week Board of Directors and is the owner of the award-winning Jack House (1957), Sydney, Australia.


Things to Know
Ages 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location
Annenberg Theater
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Christopher Horwood – Christopher Farr Cloth – Wikipedia – Victoria and Albert Museum.

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