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Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage
László Moholy-Nagy, American, Light Prop for an Electric Stage (Light-Space Modulator), 1930. Aluminum, steel, nickel-plated brass, other metals, plastic, wood, and electric motor. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, BR56.5.
Join staff as they discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.
Our galleries are full of stories—this series of talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.
Clemens Ottenhausen, Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
Sundays—free to all!
All students with a valid ID
Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Harvard Art Museums Friends
Youth under 18
Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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