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Conversation: The Gathering—Everyone Is Talented

November 17, 2016
Griffin Court
Free with museum admission, registration recommended

The Gathering conversation series invites artists and cultural leaders to engage in forum-style discussions about the impact of art on public life. In response to Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, museum educator Kamilah Rashied and panelists Miguel Aguilar, Evan La Ruffa, and nikhil trivedi explore how creativity informs social transformation.

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is on view in Regenstein Hall through January 3. 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 renowned international modern artist ever to have resided in Chicago.


László Moholy-Nagy. Behind the Back of the Gods, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987. © 2016 Hattula Moholy-Nagy/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.