The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Mies van der Rohe Society at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are direct heirs of the Bauhaus pedagogical legacy, thanks to László Moholy-Nagy’s and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s emigration to the Windy City in the late 1930s. Now the two institutions have joined forces to present “Learning Modern,” an exhibition of Bauhaus-inflected works by 15 contemporary artists and designers, including Walter Hood, Kay Rosen, and Thom Faulders. Also on display, for the first time in almost half a century: Ken Isaacs’ Knowledge Box, an immersive multimedia cube first built by IIT students in 1962. Through Jan. 9.
Credit: James Prinz/Courtesy School of the Art Institute of Chicago