Lucia Moholy – The Image of Modernity

1 October 2022 - 26 February 2023

Lucia Moholy’s images are seen all around the world to this day – with her photographs of Bauhaus buildings, the photographer and journalist Lucia Moholy (1894–1989) left a lasting mark on the image of the art school. As the wife of László Moholy-Nagy, she lived with him at the Bauhaus and carried out important work for numerous Bauhaus artists as well as for the institution itself in his shadow. She played a crucial role in bringing the school’s artistic ideas and substance to the public.

The exhibition is devoted to the entire oeuvre of the artist: beside documentary photographs of workshop work and portrait series of Bauhaus teachers and friends, photographs of Bauhaus buildings in Dessau constitute the focal aspects of her work. Revolutionary in her approach, Lucia Moholy considered photography and painting to be of equal value; her architectural photographs emerge as constructivist images. Although Lucia Moholy was not employed at the Bauhaus, through her photographs she has contributed significantly to establishing the fame and reputation of the art school. It is the high quality of her photographs, owing much to Moholy’s adept handling of the technical aspects of photography, that enabled a hitherto unprecedented marketing of the Bauhaus idea as a social and, above all, aesthetic movement.

Lucia Moholy continues to be overshadowed by László Moholy-Nagy; in the exhibition, she is presented as an artist in her own right. Particular attention is paid to Lucia Moholy’s time in Berlin.

Curators: Thomas Derda, Dr. Tobias Hoffmann, Fabian Reifferscheidt M.A.
Exhibition design: Katleen Arthen

Sponsored by the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin as part of the Berlin program for the Triennale der Moderne, 2022, www.triennale-der-moderne.de
Media partners: Wall GmbH, rbb Kultur, Dinamix, tip, Exberliner.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by the Wienand Verlag.

Advertising motif: Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus building Dessau by Walter Gropius (architect), workshop facade, 1926, detail, Bauhaus Archive Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022. Design: Gerwin Schmidt, 2022


Free guided tours
Every Saturday at 3 pm, there is a free guided tour through the exhibition. Registration not required, admission fee not included. The number of participants is limited.

Inclusive guided tours in German and in German Sign Language
On every second Saturday of the month at 3 pm, there is a free guided tour in German and in German Sign Language. Registration not required, admission fee not included.

Curator tour
Sun, 20 Nov, 4 pm. The tour is free. Registration not required, admission fee not included.

Photo studio
The open photo studio of the exhibition invites you to join in.

Discovery booklet
The discovery booklet for children (of 6–12 years) accompanies them on their tour of the exhibition. Free copy available at the museum ticket office.

Schools programs
We offer programs for school classes as part of the exhibition. More info at www.broehan-museum.de/vermittlung

Autumn vacations at the Bröhan-Museum
24.–26.10.2022, from 10 am until 3 pm, for children aged 8–12 years. Booking at www.jugend-im-museum.de

Family Sundays
Every third Sunday of the month from 11 am until 12:30 pm. Limited number of participants. Registration required at: n.mueller@broehan-museum.de

Ménage à trois
One of our art experts guides you and one person accompanying you exclusively through the exhibition.
1 h, 55,- € (Tue–Fri), 70,- € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), plus admission. Booking at info@broehan-museum.de or 030/32690600

Bröhan Late
After the museum closes, at 6 pm, one of our art experts will guide you and up to 19 persons accompanying you through the exhibition. Price: 200 € (Tue-Fri), 250 € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), booking at info@broehan-museum.de or 030/32690600