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Art Study Center Seminar: Folding, Refraction, Touch—Photographic Process and Materiality

László Moholy-Nagy, Cat (Negative), c. 1926. Gelatin silver print.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Purchase, with funds provided through the generosity of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim and the R.H. Norton Trust through the exchange of Trust property, 2005.3.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event is at capacity

Since the early 20th century, artists have been using the photographic process to explore light, texture, movement, and abstraction in multiple media—from avant-garde photograms to contemporary painting. Led by Olivia Crough, graduate intern in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, this seminar will examine works by Lotte Jacobi, László Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard Richter, Matt Saunders, and other modern and contemporary artists. The seminar complements the exhibition Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans, on view August 27, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.

Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.