Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939, a rare and comprehensive look at the avant-garde photographic work of the modernist painter, will be on display March 30–June 2, 2012 at the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Around 60 of Feininger’s photographs, as well as a complementary installation of over 20 of the artist’s drawings and watercolors, will be shown. The exhibition previously traveled to the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Pinakothek der Moderne; and is currently at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum will be the final venue. A catalogue with an essay by curator Laura Muir accompanies the exhibition.
A special lecture and reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012, beginning at 6pm. Siegfried Gohr, Professor of Art History and Deputy Director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, will present a lecture on the artist’s drawings and watercolors, Lyonel Feininger: An Artist between the Spontaneous and the Constructive. A reception and open galleries will follow. Free admission.