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Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life

When Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life opens tomorrow, you’ll be able to see the work of six 20th century artists who strove to bring art and good design to the common man. During a time of great political upheaval, these progressive east-central European designers took inspiration in the world around them—cinema, advertising, and pop culture—to revolutionize graphic and industrial design practices. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media, including photography, books, posters, photomontages, porcelain, and glassware.

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Art Institute staffers preparing objects for installation in this utopian exhibition…