February 11 – May 9, 2010
Hungarian-American artist László Moholy-Nagy introduced Bauhaus ideas to Chicago when he moved to the city in 1937. This exhibition, curated by Carol Ehlers, was a part of Living Modern Chicago, a city-wide celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus. The exhibition aimed to reignite interest in Moholy-Nagy, to introduce Chicagoans to his multidisciplinary process, and to examine the relevance of modernism’s life-improving message. This exhibition inspired Chicagoans through the life of Modernism’s great visionary of artistic and social change.
This exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Mies van der Rohe Society at IIT and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was generously sponsored in part by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Image: László Moholy-Nagy, Lightplay: Black White Grey, 1930, Black-and-white film. The Moholy-Nagy Foundation, Ann Arbor.