Chicago’s Bauhaus Legacy
August 9 – September 29, 2013
In 1937 the Chicago Association of Art and Industry invited László Moholy-Nagy to head what was to be called the New Bauhaus, four years after the Bauhaus in Berlin was dissolved in 1933 under National Socialist pressure. László Moholy-Nagy had been a Bauhaus Master from 1923-1928 in Weimar and Dessau. His teaching as well as his own diverse creative work, were characterized by a unique innovative and experimental approach to the arts.
The exhibit will showcase art and design by students of Moholy-Nagy’s schools from 1937-1955: the New Bauhaus, School of Design in Chicago and Institute of Design – with special emphasis on the Foundation Course exercises. In addition, life work of both teachers and students will be shown, from 1937 to the present.
Representing more than sixty individuals, the vast majority of the exhibit is work that has never before been seen. Material has been provided through the generous loans from private collections, in addition to work from the UIMA permanent collection and the Bauhaus Chicago Committee Archive & Collection.
This exhibit is organized in partnership with T. Paul Young and the Bauhaus Chicago committee NFP.
Photographic image: Art Sinsabaugh, Portrait Series: Eye, 1948
Courtesy of the Art Sinsabaugh Archive, Indiana University Art Museum
Purchase exhibition catalog – HERE
Artists & Designers in the Chicago’s Bauhaus Legacy exhibition:
Dori (Hahn) Altschuler
BARWA chair, Edgar Bartolucci & Jack Waldheim
Harold L. Cohen
Ruth (Huendorf) Dean
Designers in Production (DinP), Davis Pratt & Harold L. Cohen
Iatser Cathline Erickson
Robert Donald Erickson
Blanche (Banchik) Gilden
Mary Jo (Slick) Godfrey
Susan Jackson Keig
Jean (Kendall) Glaser
David Arthur Kropp
Lawrence Joseph Lange
Mary Ann (Dorr) Lea
William J. LeVier
Lynn (Bright) Martin Windsor
Elmer Ray Pearson
R. Thomas Schorer
Moses Richard Schultz
Hope (Scrivens) Taylor