Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
Nov. 18, 2016
Free with museum admission
Please RSVP to Carlyle Madden, ’82 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Becca Schlossberg, exhibition manager in the Department of Photography, for an overview of the special exhibition, Moholy-Nagy: Future Present. The exhibit features two works on loan from the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.
Painting, photography, film, sculpture, advertising, product design, theater sets—László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895–1946) did it all. Future Present, the first comprehensive retrospective of Moholy-Nagy’s work in the United States in nearly 50 years, brings together more than 300 works to survey the career of a multimedia artist who was always ahead of his time. Moholy, as he was known, came to prominence as a professor at the Bauhaus art school in Germany (1923–28). In 1937 he founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, a school that continues today as the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He remains the most renowned international modern artist ever to have resided in Chicago. Through