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Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Feb 23 2023
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.

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.

Led by:
Kyle Stephan, Hakuta Family Nam June Paik Curatorial Fellow, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art

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