The Bundy Modern, built in 1962 as an art and sculpture gallery, was conceived to be in harmony with its surroundings in nature and to bring the outdoors in through the use of walls of glass. Set on a plateau with mountain views, the Bundy was designed in the Bauhaus style by Harvard GSD architect, Harlow Carpenter. Carpenter persuaded his father to build Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, also completed 1962.
The original mission: to offer a space for modern and contemporary artists and sculptors to show their work within a setting of serene rural beauty, while offering the public an unusually pure example of modern architecture for inspiration and study.
Today we build on the original mission by offering an intersectional view of the arts inclusive of modern, contemporary and industrial art, design, craft and furniture.