December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018
American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
December 14, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.
January 12, 2018 - March 11, 2018
The evolving concept of freedom and its pursuit is explored in this touring exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968. Highlights include: reproductions of a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten speech notes, and letters by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is supplemented with Elmhurst materials including a 1924 KKK rally flyer, manuscripts related to the Elmhurst Fair Housing Ordinance, and correspondence from veterans from the Civil War and WWI eras.
January 20, 2018 - March 4, 2018
The dream-like imagery and enigmatic paintings by Gertrude Abercrombie include spare interiors and illusionary landscapes. Her works, which were historically important in Chicago, have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits”.
January 20, 2018 - March 18, 2018
The installations by these four artists respond to the minimal design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House as well as its history as a domestic space.
January 27, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Watercolor paintings by Elmhurst College graduate, Randi Holt, inspired by her wild backyard. Ceramic works by local artist, Cecilia Dohra. Both are members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. Meet the artists at the opening reception Feb 2, 2018, 7 - 9pm, free to the public.
February 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will conduct the annual Robert Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition for area high school instrumentalists. You may come and go throughout the day to hear outstanding young musicians perform before a panel of judges; the winner of the Audition will play a concerto movement with the Elmhurst Symphony during its 2018-19 season. Three runners-up will perform for local groups. All winners receive cash awards.
February 17, 2018, 10:30 AM
Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scout badges. Scout groups require adult supervision
February 17, 2018, 1:30 PM
This beginner’s class allows children to make their own?gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge.
February 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Come for a cocktail, stay for a murder! Join your fellow sleuths as we unravel the mystery of a Hollywood homicide. There will be total audience participation as you follow the clues. Light appetizers, sweets, cocktails and coffee will be served. 21 and older.