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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 29 2013

In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy arrived in Chicago to establish the New Bauhaus, an American version of the German art school dedicated to the principle of intelligent design. No, not that kind of intelligent design. "At the end," explains T. Paul Young, the executive director of the Chicago Bauhaus Committee, "the point of design was choosing the correct material and using it well." Over the next dozen years, the New Bauhaus would undergo seven moves and three name changes before getting absorbed into the IIT Institute of Design in 1949, a little more than two years after Moholy's death. The school was small, never more than 30 students at a time, but its legacy was far-reaching. Now Young and his Chicago Bauhaus Committee colleagues have organized "Chicago's Bauhaus Legacy," an exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, opening August 9, to pay tribute to the New Bauhaus by showing off the work of the artists and designers who taught and studied there between 1937 and 1955. Continue reading >>


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