Past Exhibitions

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago

February 25, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the World Premiere of Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, an examination of the intertwined histories of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and Imagist painting. Curated by Dan Nadel, this interactive exhibition invites guests to play pinball on Chicago-designed and built pinball machines from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s—including machines manufactured by Elmhurst's Gottlieb family—alongside paintings, sculptures and prints also made in Chicago in the same period. Read More ›

Art from Elmhurst College’s Jazz Festival

February 18 - April 30, 2017

One of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival’s distinctive commemorative traditions is to commission an artist each year to design an album/CD cover. This year, as the College celebrates the 50th anniversary of its renowned Jazz Festival, the Elmhurst Art Museum will exhibit this collection of work plus the Festival’s large-scale performance banners, which depict such jazz greats as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie. The exhibition will be accompanied by a jazz soundscape featuring highlights from the Festival. Read More ›

Elmhurst Artists' Guild Presents, Michael Klaus Schmidt: "Space and Sound"

February 24 - March 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday February 24, 7-9 pm  Read More ›

EAG Winter Members' Show

January 13, 2017- February 18, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday January 13, 7-9pm The Winter Members' Show in the Elmhurst Artist Guild Gallery features the work by +50 active members all of which are local artists in the Chicagoland area. Admission to the EAG Gallery is free and open to the public during the museum's open hours. Exhibitions in the EAG Gallery rotate every 6 weeks, alternating between members' shows and solo exhibitions. Artworks in the gallery are available for purchase at the front desk for the duration of the exhibition. Read More ›

Sense of Place

December 10, 2016 - February 12, 2017

HOW DO WE MAP the places of our lives? Elmhurst Art Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary and its own sense of place with this exhibition, which honors the artists, teachers and community members who understood art’s ability to help us see through the eyes of others,  and the role of a shared place in which to create a civil society. Read More ›