Date: November 16, 2013

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Engr 107 Pratt Brooklyn

The History of Art and Design Student Association at Pratt Institute presents a lecture on Vasily Kandinsky by Dr. Rose-Carol Washton Long.

Dr. Rose-Carol Washton Long is one of the foremost Kandinsky scholars, having pioneered research on the role of spiritualism and theosophy in Kandinsky’s abstraction. She is a professor at the Grad Center (CUNY), and has contributed an essay to the exhibition catalog of Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 at the Neue Galerie.  Dr. Long will discuss her contribution to the current exhibition and present us with her current research. Her special research interests are the visual culture of Germany, Central Europe, and Russia during the first half of the twentieth century. She is particularly concerned with the relation of art to politics and other contextual issues.

Among her awards are a J. Clawson Mills Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Younger Humanist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was a founding member of the CAA-affiliated Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture (HGCEA) and currently is treasurer. She has lectured at numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Neue Galerie New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and published essays in their exhibition catalogues. From 1985 to 2000, she was chair of the Ph. D. Program in Art History. Presently, she is working on a book focusing on the relationship of photography in the Weimar Republic to the conflicts between Modernism and Judaism.

Please join us at the Pratt Brooklyn (ENGR 107) on November 15, at 6:00 PM. The lecture will be follow by a Q&A. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED!


 The New York Times’ Art Review of Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925

October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014

Neue Galerie New York will present Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925, an exhibition of masterworks that explores the development of Kandinsky’s art over a crucial period of time: from the Blaue Reiter period into the pure abstraction and total environments of his Bauhaus years. Connecting art, music, and theater, this gathering of loans from private and public collections traces the evolution of Kandinsky’s concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Key works by Kandinsky’s artistic peers, including Albert Bloch, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, László Moholy-Nagy, Gabriele Münter, and Marianne von Werefkin will also be on display.

Over 80 works comprise this exhibition, including large-scale paintings, rare drawings, and decorative objects.