Moholy-Nagy Uses Our Tools


The László Moholy-Nagy catalogue raisonné project uses panOpticon tools

Hungarian born painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy was appointed professor at the Bauhaus in Dessau in 1923, effectively moving it closer to its original aims as a school of design. In 1935 he emigrated to London, then went on to Chicago in 1937 where he founded the New Bauhaus. He was inspiring as a teacher, and continued to be a strong advocate for the integration of technology and industry with the visual arts. Moholy-Nagy became an American citizen shortly before his death in 1946.

The Moholy-Nagy Foundation was established in 2003 in direct response to the continued
interest in the life and works of this truly gifted and influential artist. One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to continue to produce a complete Catalogue Raisonné of the art of Moholy-Nagy and to continue to record and conserve works within the Estate’s collection, augment and catalogue the Foundation’s archive and library, and make the contents available to interested scholars. The goal is also to provide an interface between scholars and the public through exhibitions and an online presence.

We at panOpticon are extremely proud that the Moholy-Nagy catalogue raisonné project uses our content management system.

Above left: László Moholy-Nagy Lecturing at Mills College, 1940.

Above right: László Moholy-Nagy. Park scene in front of the Medicine and Public Health Pavilion, New York World’s Fair, 1939 or 1940, 1939–40. 35mm color transparency in PBK mount, exposure #27. 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. (2.4 x 3.6 cm). Mount: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm).


Whether you are starting a catalogue from scratch, or looking for a more robust product for your current data, panOpticon has a software package that will meet your needs. Contact us to schedule a demonstration.

And check out our blog — catalog(ue) — a forum whose purpose is to help close the gap between traditional cataloging practices and the challenges we face when we use developing digital technologies to publish online.