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 Jan. 3, 2017.