Moholy: An Education of the Senses
The artist László Moholy-Nagy (American, b. Austria-Hungary, 1895–1946) was a pivotal figure in the dissemination of modernism in the United States. Coming to Chicago among a wave of European artists and architects to teach and promote the pedagogy of the Bauhaus, Moholy (as he is known) worked in many disciplines but is chiefly recognized for his inventive approach to photography and film.
Curated by Carol Ehlers, this exhibition is a celebration of Moholy’s vision, bringing to life his art and ideas, which were a revolutionary response to his time, in the community that was his last home—Chicago. This retrospective will highlight Moholy’s tools—art, design, modern technology, and most importantly, light—and set the stage for visitors to experience his transformative vision.