The Walter Gropius Master Artist Program
Named for renowned Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius, who designed and oversaw the construction of the 1970 addition to Huntington Museum of Art (HMA), the Walter Gropius Master Artist Program celebrates the spirit of the Bauhaus by allowing students to learn from established professionals in a workshop setting. At the ground-breaking ceremonies for the Gropius addition, Walter Gropius said:
I ask your permission to stress particularly the aspect of
workshop education in the gallery which is perhaps less
obvious in its scope and value to the average person than
appreciation of art of the past, but ever so much more
important for the future generations’ creative attitude.
This principle is manifested by the Walter Gropius Master Artist Program, which seeks to present the work of contemporary artists and provide learning opportunities to artists of the next generation.
Bringing world-renowned artists to America’s rural communities since 1992
The workshop fee is $325 for non-members, $275 for HMA members, $250 for teachers, and $200 for students. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch are included in the workshop fee.
"I don’t know of another regional museum that makes such an effort to connect the object (the object that curators love to collect, preserve and present to the public) with the process of making art."
Dan Massad, 2003