Elmhurst Art Museum


The Elmhurst Art Museum is dedicated to the development of rotating contemporary art exhibitions, ongoing educational programs that are available at no cost to interested groups, schools and individuals, and the celebration and preservation of a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe. The galleries, Education Center, and the McCormick House, are complementary, working together to enrich thousands of lives annually by deepening knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing understanding of the relevance of visual art in our times, and sparking the development of individual creativity through innovative programming.

Currently the Museum activates five galleries with exhibitions, special projects, artists’ projects, and one gallery permanently devoted to showcasing works by members of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild. With the restoration of the McCormick House, essentially another exhibition opportunity has been expanded through site-specific commissions, and a dialogue with the work of one of the 20th Century’s greatest architects.

Throughout 2018–19, the Museum will be dedicated to the exploration of visual culture, with special exhibitions and special projects by contemporary artists.

The McCormick House is one of only three residences designed and built by Mies in the United States – and one of only two open to the public.

Image: Kendall McCaugherty © Hall+Merrick Photographers

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