Visit Elmhurst Art Museum EAM’s award-winning architecture of glass and steel is matched by its reputation for adventurous undertakings—high caliber, ambitious exhibitions of contemporary and modern art and design, robust public programs, artist-led community projects, an exciting roster of art classes for people of all ages and one of three existing houses in the United States designed by pioneering modern architect, Mies van der Rohe.
Please note that the Museum is closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
EAM is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Members at the FRIEND LEVEL receive free admission and reciprocal membership at 700 museums nationwide. Click here to Become a member now and learn more about this program.
AAM Museum professionals and active duty military receive complementary admission. Elmhurst Art Museum is a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and a record-breaking 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.
Elmhurst Art Museum and all of its facilities are ADA accessible to all visitors. Wheelchairs are available for visitor’s use at the front desk.
Gallery Group Tours and Art Experiences
Tours and art-making experiences are accessible to all visitors. For more information about programs, pricing, and scheduling, please contact us to arrange accommodations and make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Learn more.
A coatroom is available without charge for coats, umbrellas, and backpacks. EAM is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in the coatroom area.
Folding stools are available for visitors’ use in the galleries and during the guided tours.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch and sit the the Museum Cafe area. The Museum Cafe also offers hot and cold beverages and light snacks. Weather permitting, adjacent Wilder Park provides excellent picnic areas.
Still photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted in the galleries and public spaces. Restrictions may apply to specific pieces or exhibitions.
- Flash photography is prohibited in all galleries.
- Tripod and monopods are prohibited. Camera bags and other equipment may be restricted at EAM’s discretion.
- Photography must not be disruptive to other visitors or block walkways.
- All photography must take place during the EAM’s normal business hours. EAM reserves the right to restrict or prohibit photography at any time.
Please call in advance and check-in at the front desk for formal portraits, commercial and commissioned photography. Please note, EAM reserves the right to charge a fee formal portraits, commissioned and commercial photography, For photography during other than open hours, contact the Museum Services Manager at.