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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.
HAM's 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.
Kyle Stephan, Hakuta Family Nam June Paik Curatorial Fellow, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.
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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