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Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

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Lyonel Feininger, Untitled (Street Scene, Double Exposure, Halle), 1929–30. Gelatin silver print. Gift of T. Lux Feininger, Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Ger 146.4 (358). Photo: Houghton Library, Harvard University.

LYONEL FEININGER: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1928-1939 | Havard's Sackler Museum | March 30–June 2 | Feininger is best known as a cubist and German Expressionist painter, or a major early-20th-century newspaper cartoonist. This show delves into the artists' photography archive, now owned by Harvard, to consider his avant-garde experiments with the camera. The rhythmic modern design of a Bauhaus building's balconies, a double-exposed street scene, a New York rooftop vista, and a street reflected in a store window show his development between the Bauhaus — the famed German art and design school where he took up photography in 1928 — and New York, where he settled permanently in 1937.

485 Broadway, Cambridge | $9 | 617.495.9400 or harvardartmuseums.org.

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