Hear how Chicago inherited German Bauhaus design with a look at the lasting influence of two famed Illinois Institute of Technology professors: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and László Moholy-Nagy.
In 1937, former Bauhaus professor Moholy-Nagy founded what would become the IIT Institute of Design, declaring it "The New Bauhaus." One year later, Mies—the last director of the Bauhaus—moved to Chicago to lead the school's architecture department.
This morning seminar explores the influence these two Bauhaus masters had on IIT's campus and curriculum—and in turn, Chicago's architectural landscape. IIT Professor Emeritus of Architectural History Kevin Harrington will lead this illustrated talk on their work and legacy.
Program Speaker: Kevin Harrington
Kevin Harrington is Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, the Brandenburg Technological University in Germany, the University of Texas Austin and the Escola da Cidade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He majored in history at Colgate University and studied the History of Architecture & Urban Development at Cornell University. Between college and graduate school he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. His publications and research focus on Chicago's architectural and urban development in relation to modern architecture and the modern city, especially considering the ways Chicago is typical or unique.
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- Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $12 at the CAC Box Office.