Thursday, September 30th, 2010

A Marcel Breuer House Tour Opportunity!


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Darn it, I always miss all the good Modern events on Cape Cod! On Saturday October 9, The Cape Cod Modern House Trust will be holding a lecture and tour titled “Marcel Breuer: The Bauhaus Diaspora & The Scott House.” C’mon, how can you resist a lecture with “diaspora” in the title? Here is more information from The Cape Cod Modern House Trust’s blog:

Beginning in the summer of 1937, a small group of some 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 another larger Breuer house in the Mid-Cape existed but information on the house had never been published, its location was unknown and it remained unavailable to scholars.

In 2009, in 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 with its original furniture and still owned by the Scott family.

This 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.

Lecture & House Tour with Peter McMahon
Saturday, October 9, 1 – 3 pm
Members: $60 Non-members: $75
Limited to 35 people

To register, call 508-385-4477 ext 16 or sign up online at
For more information, call 508-385-4477 ext 25

Image via The Cape Cod Times by Steve Heaslip