Past Exhibitions

Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos

March 17 - May 20, 2018

Local artist and educator Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects--which she calls “once loved things”--into a bold hands-on exhibit. Castellanos imagined each separate museum space as if it was a room in a house such as a study, playroom, dressing room, or workshop. Each thematic gallery then has an autobiographical element, whether through materials important to her or narratives that evoke her past. Throughout the exhibition, visitors encounter worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Read More ›

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member’s Show

March 11 - April 20, 2018

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member’s Show features a variety of work made by regional artists in several media. The breadth of style and media includes watercolor, ceramics, oil, acrylic, digital, collage, photographic and sculptural works. The many emerging artists from the Chicagoland area created landscapes, portraits, abstractions and other styles. The inspiration for each artist is as diverse as the spectrum of media employed.  Read More ›


January 20 - March 18, 2018

This exhibition features work of five artists—Paula Crown, Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, Tony Tasset, and James Welling—that unburden familiar objects from their function. Material, pattern, shape, and color of the domestic items are celebrated and displayed minimally throughout the volume of the McCormick House living space. Read More ›

Intention: Art of Randi Holt

January 28 - March 9, 2018

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (“EAG”) will host Intention, a solo exhibit by EAG member artist, Randi Holt. Holt’s paintings will be on exhibit from January 28, 2018 through March 9, 2018.  The artist’s opening reception on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm is open to the public. Randi's solo exhibition will have over 40 works on paper in watercolor, ink, pastel and collage. The works represent Randi's most recent aesthetic directions, with her unique interpretations of life. Read More ›

Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape

January 20 - March 4, 2018

Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977) was a painter based in Chicago who created surreal and dream-like imagery. She developed her own unique style and color palette, and explained the images of her work with “It is always myself that I paint.” The exhibition will include over 40 of the artist’s enigmatic works of spare interiors and illusionary landscapes—which have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits.” Idiosyncratic, charming and irascible, Gertrude was presciently contemporary. Read More ›