Lecture & House Tour with Peter McMahon, CCMHT Executive Director
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 1 – 3 pm
Members: $60 Non-members: $75
Limited to 35 people
Marcel Breuer, the Bauhaus Diaspora & the Scott House
Beginning in the summer of 1937, a small group of the modern era’s most important designers and thinkers chose the Cape as a place to congregate and eventually build experimental homes for themselves and their friends.
Among them was the seminal architect Marcel Breuer, who settled in Wellfleet and built four modest wood framed summer homes. Clues to a fifth, larger Breuer house on the Mid-Cape existed, but information on the house had never been published. Its location was unknown and the house remained unavailable to scholars.
In 2009, through a collaborative effort between the Museum of Modern Art, the Cape Cod Times, and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, the Scott house was located in an unaltered state. The structure still held its original furniture and was still owned by the Scott family.
The October 9th program begins with a lecture that will illustrate the remarkable history of this convergence of 20th century prime movers on the Cape— Breuer’s work in particular— and will be followed by a tour of the Scott house on nearby Scargo Hill.
To register, call 508-385-4477 ext 16 or sign up online at www.ccmoa.org
For more information, call 508-385-4477 ext. 25
Please note: This event is now sold out.