Past Exhibitions

Monika Wulfers, Five Equal Sides, not a pentagon

January 21, 2014

Five Equal Sides, not a pentagon, an important site-specific light installation by German-American artist Monika Wulfers, was purchased by Elmhurst Art Museum earlier this month. The work is a significant example of Wulfers' large-scale neon "drawings" which fills the glass-walled lobby of the Museum from floor to ceiling and is visible from adjacent Wilder Park. Read More ›

In the House: Laura Davis

September 13, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Continuing the lively exploration and use of the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House from 1952, EAM is premiering an ongoing exhibition series called “In the House.” On a regular basis, artists, designers and architects will be invited to respond to the modernist structure by producing a site-specific installation in the house that takes into consideration its unique space and history. Read More ›

Richard Koppe

through January 11, 2015

This fall, in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first museum exhibition of Richard Koppe's inventive work in more than forty years. Including 70 rarely seen paintings, prints and drawings, the exhibition highlights Koppe's signature canvases from the mid-20th century - from his earlier compositions of stylized fish and birds to his distinctive versions of abstract expressionism and hard-edge abstraction. Read More ›

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 ›