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NEW EXHIBIT Created by EHM Staff opens Summer 2016
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The Appeal and Spiel of Ronco and Popeil
June 17-September 18,2016
The Pocket Fisherman, the Chop-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone -- any Baby Boomer of the 60s and 70s remembers America's most famous TV pitchman: Chicagoan Ron Popeil. Popeil was a tireless innovator, inventor, and salesman who entered American homes with an endless array of gadgets and kitchen helpers, all designed to save time and money for consumers. This exhibit chronicles Popeil's story and rise to fame, and showcases some of his products for hands-on exploration.
In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin
October 7,2016-March 12, 2017 Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Falling Water, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the first woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman licensed to practice architecture in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work and her legacy.