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This two-part class recounts the history of the Bauhaus from its brick-and-mortar origins in Germany to its migration around the globe. We’ll take a close look at two American cities where Bauhaus boomed as a design movement: Chicago and Cambridge.

July 19, 2019
10:00 am
$40 public (includes CAC admission)
$25 CAC members
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.


Michelangelo Sabatino, dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture, will lead this engaging class that examines how and why Bauhaus took hold in Chicago and Cambridge. Hear why new design thinking and architectural innovations that occurred in both cities dramatically shifted the direction of American architecture in the 20th century.

Program Speaker: Michelangelo Sabatino

Michelangelo Sabatino

Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect, preservationist and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology and design in the built and natural environment. His current project includes looking at transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the Illinois Institute of Technology Sabatino formerly served as director of the doctoral program and in 2017 was appointed Dean for the College of Architecture. He holds The Rowe Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair and is also the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow.

  • Single ticket purchase includes both dates in the series, July 19 and 26, 2019.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $20 at the CAC Box Office.