Gary Van Zante, Curator, MIT Museum

Tuesday, October 11 at 12 noon

Join MIT Museum curator Gary Van Zante for an intimate exploration of the artist, educator, and theorist György Kepes. The Hungarian-born artist trained as a painter in Budapest before moving to Berlin where he was invited to join the design studio of László Moholy-Nagy. Kepes followed Moholy to Chicago to teach at the New Bauhaus (now Insitute of Design) and in 1944 published Language of Vision, an influential book about design and design education. He was the first artist on staff at MIT, and in 1967 Kepes founded MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), the influential laboratory for interdisciplinary art practice and artistic research.

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Kristen Gresh, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts

Tuesday, October 25 at 12 noon

From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, almost all of the photographs printed for consumption by the American public appeared in illustrated magazines. Among them, the weekly publication Life magazine was both wildly popular and visually revolutionary, with photographs arranged in groundbreaking dramatic layouts known as photo essays. Join curator Kristen Gresh for an inside look at the Museum of Fine Arts exhibition LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography. Several photographs included in our upcoming Fine Art Auction on Saturday, November 5, come from the Life photo labs.

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