Pie Night! Dr. Doug Singsen: The Bauhaus
6:00pm Social & Refreshments
November traditionally is our meeting devoted to Art History. This year we will have Dr. Doug Singsen, Professor at UW-Parkside, as our presenter speaking about the Bauhaus.
The Bauhaus, which operated in Germany from 1919 to 1933, was the first school where modern art and design were taught and had a lasting impact on both those areas. Teachers at the Bauhaus included internationally famous artists such as Wasily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and worked in a wide variety of styles. The Bauhaus is best known today for its pioneering role in developing a machine-based, functionalist design style, but it was equally known in its day for promoting a wide variety of visual styles and advocating for art’s ability to improve society.
Doug Singsen is Assistant Professor of Art History at UW-Parkside, where he teaches introductory courses in art history and courses on modern and contemporary art and design. He received his PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2013 and has previously taught at Brooklyn College, the School of Visual Arts, New York City College of Technology, Montclair State University, and Metropolitan State University of Denver. His research interests include the interaction between high and low culture, comic books and graphic novels, and activist art.