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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary: Modern Designer Jewelry from the Smithsonian

    December 16, 2013 - September 25, 2014 @ 220 S Cottage Hill Ave

    As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Lizzadro Museum is able to co-curate special exhibits from the Smithsonian collections. The Modern Designer Jewelry exhibit is on loan from the gem vault of the National Museum of Natural History. Russell Feather, the Smithsonian’s gem curator and Dorothy Asher, Lizzadro Museum’s Director worked together to create this exhibit. The display features eleven pieces from the Smithsonian gem collection, created by award-winning American jewelry designers from the 1960s to 2010. Each piece has a description.

  2. Elmhurst Art Museum: LifeLoggers - Chronicling the Everyday

    May 11 - August 17

    Counting steps, tracking calories and checking in—new technology allows us to be our own favorite research project. The artists in the exhibition, LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday, take logging to a new level by translating their data into complex and prodigious artwork.

  3. Elmhurst Art Museum: Heidi Norton - Prismatic Nature

    June 7 - August 24

    Heidi Norton’s work presents nature in a suspended state. This summer, Norton is producing a multi-part installation consisting of custom-made window inserts, sculptural objects, interactive hot houses and living plants. Inspired by Elmhurst Art Museum’s history and park setting, its light-filled, glass-enclosed architecture and its relationship to modernism, Norton’s project will fill Hostetler Gallery, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and the corridor that links these two prominent and transparent spaces. As EAM’s second artist-in-residence, Norton is developing several public programs focused on ecology, gardening and photography and designing a Field Guide to Elmhurst, a takeaway map and self-guided tour that locates and describes places, objects and histories related to her exhibition.

  4. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary: Faces of Eternity

    July 1 - November 2

    Inspired by the juxtaposition of human mortality and the timelessness of gemstones, Peruvian artist Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio created 15 life size skulls each with a distinctive personality.

  5. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary: Visiting Artist R.W. Grant - Treasures Returned Aboard the HMS Beagle

    July 1 - September 28

    On display July 1 thru September 28, 2014 - In the lower level's Visiting Artist case, see the work of Illinois artist Randy Grant. His work focuses on diorama-like illuminated collages created with carved objects, rocks, minerals, and fossils. As he describes,"My inspiration comes from photographing mountains, caves, undersea, and the macro world at large, and then finding nature's miniature complement in the hopes that these timeless keepsakes, which I put together will further spotlight the beauty of the planet."

  6. Elmhurst Park District: Family Fun Ride

    July 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Wilder Mansion North Parking Lot

    Families with all ages are invited to join us for a fun bike ride around the same route the professionals will be using for the Elmhurst Cycling Classic bike race. Ride the 1.2 mile course around Elmhurst College and get cheered on by the crowds! Presented by the Elmhurst Park District. Starts at 5:50pm, right after the professional women's race and before the professional men's race. Held on the same course used by the pros around Elmhurst College. FREE for pre-registered* riders. Day-of registration is $5 per rider. Check-in and day-of registration will take place at the Wilder Mansion North Parking Lot between 3pm – 5:30pm. Staging for the family fun ride is in the cul-de-sac in front of the EPD Rec Building. Be ready at 5:40. * Free advance registration will be open at the Olympia Chiropractic Elmhurst location, 533 S York St Ste D (park in the rear lot, entrance on Vallette), until Thursday, July 24th. All riders must have a signed waiver and helmet in order to ride.

  7. Elmhurst Art Museum and Elmhurst Public Library: Book Discussion at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    July 25, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ EAM's McCormick House

    Elmhurst Art Museum and EPL present a special book discussion 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' by Maria Semple, to coincide with the museum’s exhibit: LifeLoggers Register with the Elmhurst Art Museum by calling 630-834-0202. Books are available through the Library for EPL patrons.

  8. Elmhurst Art Museum: Explore Elmhurst with Heidi Norton

    July 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Heidi Norton will use her Field Guide to lead guests on a unique, fun and informative walking tour of Elmhurst, visiting nearby nature-based sites. Stops include the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, the Arboretum at Elmhurst College, public gardens and more. Wear comfortable shoes!

  9. Elmhurst Park District: Concerts in Wilder Park - Elmhurst Community Jazz Band

    July 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wilder Park Formal Garden Wedding Tent, just off Church St

    Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy an evening of music in the park. The Chamber Music concerts are located in the Wilder Park Formal Garden Wedding Tent, just off Church Street

  10. York & Vallette Business Association: Farmers Market

    July 30, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette just east of York

  11. Elmhurst City Centre: Block to Block Party

    July 30, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  12. AAUW Used Book Sale

    July 31, 6:00 PM - August 3, 3:00 PM @ Lincoln School

    Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs and videos will be available at the Annual Used Book Sale sponsored by the Elmhurst Branch of AAUW. The four-day sale features a large children's section and a collector's area, as well as adult hard cover and soft cover books. All books are sorted by type and subject to make finding that perfect item easy. Proceeds benefit AAUW educational grants and local scholarships.

Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. New Exhibit: Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

    May 16 - September 28 @ 120 E. Park Ave.

    Major League Baseball in the City of Chicago is divided geographically by only ten miles, but the distance between their fan bases is far greater. In its new summer exhibit, EHM hits it out of the park highlighting the longtime rivalry between the fans of these two storied teams. This cultural history exposé covers all the bases of the crosstown rivalry to examine concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera. Unlike the actual game of baseball, there are no rain-outs with this exhibit, but catch it while you can!

  2. Summer Fun & Games: Tuesday Family Picnics

    June 10 - July 29 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum grounds

    Families are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Museum grounds before or during the Summer Fun & Games program. The Museum will provide lemonade and a sweet treat, while supplies last.

  3. Summer Fun & Games: Galloping Stick Horses

    July 29, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum Education Center

    Drop by to create your own vintage crafts to take home, using everyday materials, inspired by the McCall's Giant Golden Make-It Book - and have some fun with history. Free, kid friendly tours of the exhibits will take place during the program. Program made possible in part by the Elmhurst Rotary Club.

Main City Calendar

  1. Committee Meetings

    July 28, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 209 N York St

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