Exclusive Curator-led tour of “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present”
Thursday, November 17, 2016
5PM — Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres at Terzo Piano
6PM – Tour of “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present” with Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago
Meet at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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 internationally recognized visual artist ever to have resided in Chicago. Join the Mies Society and Illinois Tech Chicagoland Alumni Chapter – City Branch for drinks and light hors d’oeuvres followed by a tour of the exhibition led by Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.