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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Spirito! Singers Auditions

    March 1 - May 31

    Spirito! Singers is an exceptional choral organization based in the western suburbs with rehearsals held in both Elmhurst and LaGrange. Three ensembles include Bravura, young women in 9th to 12th grade. Ragazze, girls in 5th to 8th grade of Elmhurst and LaGrange, and the Men of Spirito!, who are 18 years old and up. Auditions for the 2015-2016 season will be held in Elmhurst and LaGrange.

  2. Elmhurst Artists' Guild: Solo show featuring Dana DeAno

    May 5 - June 12 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery of the Elmhurst Art Museum

    A surprising mix of media in new Elmhurst solo art exhibit Hair pieces, pieces of old tires and other discarded items find their way into the mixed-media “drawings” on paper being exhibited in Dana De Ano’s “Town and Country” show in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild gallery from May 5 through June 2. An artist’s reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, May 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the EAG gallery, located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. The De Ano exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm; Friday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Friday is the Museum’s free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $5, seniors and students $3, and children under 5, free.

  3. Elmhurst College: Spring Capstone Exhibition

    May 9 - May 30 @ Frick Center Founders Lounge and Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator Artspace

    The Spring Capstone Exhibition is a highpoint for every graduating art major. Each student works an entire semester to create a body of work in their area of concentration. The highly innovative displays made by these emerging artists are both intriguing and thought provoking. The Spring Capstone Exhibition runs from May 9 through May 30 in both the Frick Center, Founders Lounge and Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSPace. Frick Center hours are 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. daily; ArtSpace hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Noon–4:00 p.m. A reception with the student artists will be held in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge on Saturday, May 9, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

  4. Elmhurst Art Museum: New American Paintings - Midwest Edition

    May 16 - August 23

    For the first time in its 20 year history, the critically acclaimed publication, New American Paintings, which presents a juried exhibition-in-print with each issue, will jump from the page to the Museum walls. New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris. Boris selected from more than 400 works submitted by artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Iowa. The resulting exhibition offers a panoramic view of the disparate ways in which paint is used as a medium in contemporary art practice. Among the artists showcased are Elijah Burgher, whose large-scale paintings on canvas drop cloths which incorporate ideas from magick (sic) and the occult were shown in the 2014 Whitney Biennial; Lilli Carré, whose experimental animations and ceramics were the subject of a 2014 solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Alex Bradley Cohen.

Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. New Exhibit! By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Visitors will enjoy thoughtful displays that combine artifacts and the latest in museum technology to create an engaging and informative experience.

  2. Elmhurst Memory Jar Project

    May 1 - May 31 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Participate in building a collaborative exhibit with us! Oscar Wilde wrote that, “Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.” The Elmhurst Historical Museum invites you to share a memory that tells your personal story. Participants will place an item in a Mason jar that sparks a memory, and then write a few lines about the object’s story on the Memory Jar tag. Bring your own item to display or use provided craft supplies. The jars will be displayed in the first floor museum gallery throughout the month and may be collected to take home at the end of the exhibit.


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