|Students and faculty at the Institute of Design, c.1950
Chicago's Institute of Design, founded in 1937 as the New Bauhaus, served along with the Art Institute, Chicago Society of Arts and Crafts, and the Arts Club as an important center in the education of the city's and the nation's artists. Although its early reputation hinged on its photography program, it was equally regarded for its design curriculum, making Chicago an important center of industrial art and design.
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