Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.

Programs

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This docent-led tour will introduce concepts in the historical exhibition The Whole World a Bauhaus and end in the two contemporary site-specific exhibitions in the McCormick House.  

Free with admission or current membership.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:30pm

Artists Talk: Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber

Hear from Chicago-based artists Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber about their site-specific installations in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. For this two person exhibition, each artist took over a separate wing of the single-family home. Learn more about their artistic intent and particular interests in Mies’s biography, his legacy, the Bauhaus, and unique features of the house. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This docent-led tour will introduce concepts in the historical exhibition The Whole World a Bauhaus and end in the two contemporary site-specific exhibitions in the McCormick House. 

Free with admission or current membership.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:30pm

Teen Design Competition Workshop

Just as Bauhaus students were encouraged to use the materials and technologies of their day, teens will be introduced to a variety of methods to fabricate their creative designs in advance of the Teen Design Competition on April 13th. Design professionals will teach skills and provide advice on how to construct their projects. Teens interested in all media are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the OPUS Foundation

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour: From the Bauhaus to Our House

Learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe. This docent-led tour will introduce concepts in the historical exhibition The Whole World a Bauhaus and end in the two contemporary site-specific exhibitions in the McCormick House. 

Free with admission or current membership.