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Image: FOTO: Modernity in Central Europe, June 10–September 3, 2007

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Works by
Kata Kálmán
László Moholy-Nagy
Jaromír Funke
Károly Escher
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NGA Arttalk: Exploring Photography at the National Gallery of Art
Delve into the fascinating world of art with Deputy Director Alan Shestack and Sarah Greenough, curator and head of the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
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NGA Backstory: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum. Host Barbara Tempchin talks with Matthew S. Witkovsky, assistant curator of photographs
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NGA Conversations: Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe
Listen to engaging conversation between Margaret Parsons, head of the film programs and Sonja Simonyi, curator of the Modernity and Tradition film series
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Embassy of Hungary, Washington, DC

Image: Karel Kašpařík, Why?, before 1935, Moravská galerie, BrnoThe story of photography's phenomenal success in Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Austria during a time of tremendous social and political upheaval is presented in the first survey ever done on this subject. Drawn from several dozen American and international collections, this exhibition is unprecedented in its scope with approximately 150 photographs, books, and illustrated magazines that explore such topics as photomontage and war, gender identity, life and leisure in the modern metropolis, and the spread of surrealism. Recognized masters such as László Moholy-Nagy and Hannah Höch are included with about 100 lesser-known but historically important contemporaries, such as Karel Teige, Kazimierz Podsadecki, Károly Escher, and Trude Fleischmann.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: Sponsored by the Central Bank of Hungary

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Trellis Fund

Additional support has been provided by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

The exhibition catalogue is published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation