Past Exhibitions


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 ›

Cody Hudson: Flip Your Wig

May 4 – August 18, 2013

Artist and graphic designer Cody Hudson presented an exhibition of new and recent sculpture in EAM’s Hostetler Gallery. Built from scrap wood and altered with printed material and house paint, Hudson’s totemic structures suggest their modest origins and modernist leanings. Influenced by pop culture, the urban environment and abstract art, Hudson combines bold color schemes and roughly hewn shapes with found objects and poetic titles to produce works that allude to the world today and our struggle to make sense of it all. Read More ›

FRAGMENT: Sampling the Modern

May 4 – August 18, 2013

Fragment: Sampling the Modern, was an exhibition of new work by four Chicago-based artists Leslie Baum, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Jessica Labatte, and Adam Scott. Read More ›

Open House: Art About Home

January 19 – April 20, 2013

Open House: Art About Home focused on artists’ representations of home. Inspired by the museum’s McCormick House, a mid-century modern home designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, the new exhibitions consider experiences, contents, memories, and realities of home today. Open House: Art About Home consists of related projects throughout the museum, including initiatives by EAM’s artist-in-residence, Alberto Aguilar. Read More ›