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Exhibition | An American Bauhaus

September 16-28, 2019
IIT Institute of Design at Kaplan Institute
3137 South Federal Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
A look at ID’s early history, including Moholy-Nagy’s founding of The New Bauhaus. Preview our Google Arts + Culture story.

Exhibition open 9/16–28, 11am–6pm every day; no tickets required.

A look at ID’s early history, including László Moholy-Nagy’s founding of The New Bauhaus and highlights of student work. Get a preview before our digital exhibition with Google Arts + Culture launches in December.

This event is part of Shapeshift 2019: Design @ Illinois Tech, presented by IIT Institute of Design and IIT College of Architecture. On the occasion of the Bauhaus centenary, the inaugural Shapeshift celebrates Bauhaus in Chicago. From September 16–28, 2019, we will explore our Bauhaus heritage, address our city’s key challenges, and host conversations about how we can build equitable and sustainable long-term solutions. Acknowledging Chicago’s and Illinois Tech’s leading roles in the development of 20th century modernism, Shapeshift celebrates Chicago and Illinois Tech as partners in reimagining the urban environment for the 21st century.

About IIT Institute of Design (ID)

Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, IIT Institute of Design (ID) is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Today we are home to the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students. But ID is more than a graduate school. We are an international community of learners and practitioners building responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures to address the biggest issues of our time. Learn more about ID at