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Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001 (CAVS Founder and Director 1967-1974)



  • Existence: 1906-04-09 - 2001-12-28


György Kepes was a Hungarian-born, New Bauhaus artist who came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1940s to teach visual design with the Department of Architecture. Gradually, he developed the concept for the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, proposing its existence in the mid-1960s and founding the CAVS in 1967. He retired in 1974 and was succeeded by CAVS Fellow Otto Piene.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

György Kepes papers

Identifier: MC-0773

The György Kepes papers is a collection of materials pertaining to the publication of Kepes's Arts and the Environment volume from the Vision and Value series.

Dates: 1963 - 1972

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Art Committee records

Identifier: AC-0066
Abstract The collection of the Art Committee covers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) covers the period 1960-1973. Materials document committee work and development of programs for the arts at MIT. The records were kept by Catherine N. Stratton (wife of MIT president Julius Stratton), a founder and active member of the Art Committee, and its successor organization, the MIT Council for the Arts. The collection contains correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, news releases,...
Dates: 1960 - 1973

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0664
Abstract The Center for Advanced Visual Studies special collection is the repository of a 42 year history of collaborative and time-based productions generated by or related to the tenure of over 200 internationally recognized artist-fellows. The materials include moving images in various time based media, posters and artists’ prints, photographs, and over 130 feet of documents including artists’ notes, sketches, and correspondence. Materials concern the processes and productions of artists including...
Dates: 1962 - 2009

Robert O. Preusser papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0219
Scope and Contents Proposals, course descriptions, teaching notes, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) project descriptions, information about student exhibits, and copies of Preusser's writings trace the development of the visual arts program at MIT. The collection also contains glass and 35-mm slides of Preusser's visual design projects. Preusser was co-editor of the art journal Leonardo from 1974 to 1990, and correspondence related to this and his other...
Dates: 1954 - 1990

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Collection 4
Digital Record 1
Art and photography 2
Computer art 2
Graphic arts -- Technique -- Study and teaching. 2
Science and the arts. 2
Art -- Study and teaching 1