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


Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

Repeats every month on the 10 of December until Thu Dec 10 2015 except Tue Nov 10 2015


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Experience Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930) in motion. The Light Prop, also known as the Light-Space Modulator, is a pioneering device designed to produce a kaleidoscopic array of light effects. Although fragile, the Light Prop is still operational. It will be run briefly following an introduction by Robert Wiesenberger, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.