• April 20, 2018, 6–9 p.m.

Opening Reception for Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container

Design Museum of Chicago

108 North State Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Bob Faust on Buckminster Fuller, You do not have the right to eliminate yourself…, 2018. Courtesy of the Chicago Design Museum.


It is essential to celebrate and share the ideas that unite us, inspire us, and caution us; to consider ideas that transcend our individual worldviews and establish a common ground that binds us. Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container, a reimagining of Container Corporation of America's historic advertising campaign Great Ideas of Western Man, highlights a broad spectrum of human thought and reminds us that looking to the past helps us comprehend the present. The exhibition features ten designed posters creatively interpreting quotes of distinguished Chicagoans such as Ida B. Wells, Buckminster Fuller, and László Moholy-Nagy.

Join in an opening reception in celebration of the work of designers and artists from around the world. With special help from Cards Against Humanity, you’ll get the chance, alongside creative youth from Chicago Public Schools and the 826CHI creative writing program, to help us answer the question "What makes a great idea?"