Past Exhibitions

Heidi Norton: Prismatic Nature

June 6 – August 24, 2014

Heidi Norton’s work presents nature in a suspended state. This summer, Norton is producing a multi-part installation consisting of custom-made window inserts, sculptural objects, interactive hot houses and living plants. Inspired by Elmhurst Art Museum’s history and park setting, its light-filled, glass-enclosed architecture and its relationship to modernism, Norton’s project will fill Hostetler Gallery, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and the corridor that links these two prominent and transparent spaces. Read More ›

Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday

May 11 – August 16, 2014

Counting steps, tracking calories and checking in—new technology allows us to be our own favorite research project. The artists in the exhibition, LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday, take logging to a new level by translating their data into complex and prodigious artwork. Read More ›

The Very Young Moderns: Art from School District 205

May 2 – May 3, 2014

The Elmhurst Art Museum's Very Young Modern exhibit, featuring artwork by students in District 205, will take place Saturday May 3rd and Sunday the 4th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm with a reception on Friday May 2nd from 3:30-5:30. This year, the exhibition with also include artwork by young artists in the Elmhurst Art Museum's art classes and work by our first teen intern from the new Team Art program. Admission is free this weekend so come enjoy the exhibition then visit the museum's booth at Art in the Park for an art activity. Read More ›

SpotLight

18 January 2014 - 27 April 2014

SpotLight presents ten artists whose use of light amplifies a specific site and its history, a private experience of place, or a response to an architectural space. The light-based sculptures, installations, and videos in SpotLight transform something ephemeral, commonplace or often overlooked into poetic statements about memory, perception, technology and the built environment. LED lights, laser levels, light boxes and neon tubes serve as sculptural material for some artists, others record or recreate the light conditions of a particular place or moment. Read More ›

Inventory_The EAM Collection

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Inventory_The EAM Collection unpacked the Museum's vault and filled the galleries from floor to ceiling with art and objects from its collection. Never before has the entire building been dedicated to EAM's holdings. This ambitious exhibition provided unprecedented access to EAM's unique collection and includes work spanning three centuries by such notable artists as Thomas Eakins, Frederic Remington, Sonia Delaunay, Abbott Pattison, Tsuguharu Foujita, Peter Saul and EAM's own founder, Eleanor King Hookham—all ripe for interpretation and discovery. Read More ›

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