This installation complements a seminar taught by Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art, and Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art. It examines two of the greatest cultural experiments of the early 20th century—Weimar Germany and the Soviet Union—and the extraordinary dialogue that took place between them. The first rotation includes works by Otto Dix, El Lissitsky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Kurt Schwitters (January 22–March 12, 2011). The second rotation includes drawings, photographs, and prints by Anni Albers, Max Beckmann, Marianne Brandt, and John Heartfield, among others (March 19–May 28, 2011).
The installation is made possible by funding from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, and the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund.
This installation accompanies an undergraduate course in Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) and features selected objects from the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. Coordinated by Amy Brauer, Diane Heath Beever Curator of the Collection, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums.