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Identification and Creation
Object Number
El Lissitzky, Russian (Pochinok, Russia 1890 - 1941 Moscow, Russia)
Design for Exhibition Room in the Hanover Museum
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite, gouache, metallic paint, black and red ink and typewritten labels
24.9 x 36.2 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Lydia Dorner in memory of Dr. Alexander Dorner
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Peter Nisbet and El Lissitzky, El Lissitzky 1890-1941: Catalogue for an Exhibition of Selected Works from North American Collections, the Sprengel Museum Hanover and the Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1987), Fig. 25a, page 36, ill. b&w

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

German Art of the Twenties, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/1981 - 04/11/1981

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 03/31/1999 - 06/29/1999

HAA 176m Berlin and Moscow, 1918/1930 Rotation #1 (S421) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/22/2011 - 03/12/2011

What about Revolution? Aesthetic Practices after 1917, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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