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.


Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Movies at the Museum | Space is the Place (1974)

In conjunction with his exhibition, Hebru Brantley selected a series of films including “Space is the Place,” an Afrofuturist film co-written by the cosmic jazz bandleader Sun Ra.
Free with museum admission and for members.
Parents, please note that “Sun Ra Space is the Place” is an R-rated film.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

Mural Tour in Chicago with Wabash Arts Corridor

Meeting location: Columbia College Wabash Campus, 623 S Wabash Ave., first-floor lobby
$15/person ($10 for members)

Explore large-scale mural installations by various artists on a walking tour conducted by a guide from the Wabash Arts Corridor in conjunction with our current exhibition "Hebru Brantley: Forced Field." This is an excellent opportunity to get insight and more background about ephemeral public artworks in Chicago.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Music at the Museum | Folk for Enthusiasts

New! Music at the Museum
Friday September 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

Join us for a full night of folk, pop and rock and roll in the galleries of the museum. Local musicians will be playing classics, from Neil Young and Blondie, as well as original songs that bring folk rock to the weird and wild era of 2017. Free with museum admission and for members. 

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Movies at the Museum | Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Please join us for a series of film screenings selected by Hebru Brantley in conjunction with his solo exhibition "Forced Field."
Free with museum admission and for members.
Parents, please note that “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is an R-rated film.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:30pm

Exhibition Tour

Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibition Hebru Brantley: Forced Field.
Free with museum admission.