Elmhurst Art Museum

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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NikaJunie
Jersey City, NJ355 contributions
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Tucked away in a Chicago suburb is one of Mies van der Rohe’s three family houses built in the United States (another is the more famous Farnsworth House, also in northern Illinois). No longer in its original location and attached to the Elmhurst Art Museum, this interesting steel frame structure is currently being restored to something closely resembling its original state. This is a must-see for fans of modern architecture. The Elmhurst Art Museum itself is a pleasant small exhibition space for local contemporary art with temporary shows including those with art for sale. It shares a park with another museum, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. You can easily visit both in one day, and you should.
Written March 23, 2018
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53Ruta_R
Chicago, IL413 contributions
Friends
This is not a large museum, It does however offer art in the western suburbs, good to see if already in the western suburbs of chicago,
Written February 26, 2018
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wanderswell
Palatine, IL87 contributions
Couples
This was our first visit here, and there were 3 exhibits going on today. The Mies van der Rode house had the "Playboy Architecture" exhibit which was very interesting, particularly the details of Heffner's plane was fascinating. Also, chairs of the period were interesting like the "womb" and "butterfly" and learning the their designer origins. ,The exhibit was interspersed with rolling videos of interest including a proper playboy pad layout. The next exhibit had several 2D modern art works and captions as to what the artist's intent was. The final gallery housed a local husband and wife team...the Pryor's. It's a wonderful mish-mash of many media's and styles with a heavy theme of dogs and cartoons. Will keep and eye on the upcoming events as this was a splendid rainy day adventure. The fee was fare at $8.00 for an adult non-member.
Written May 27, 2016
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AlnAbroad
Baton Rouge, LA696 contributions
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We were staying in Oak Brook, and we were deciding whether or not we wanted to spend the afternoon fighting traffic and parking by going into Chicago. We were so pleasantly surprised to find out that we had an art museum near the hotel! It's a fairly small museum, but it was great to break up the day and spend some time looking at art! It was definitely a local treat.
Written February 14, 2016
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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
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Mies van der Rode built three houses in US and two of them are located in Illinois.
The Farnsworth house was built in 1951 and kind of similar about 50 miles away was The McCormick house in Elmhurst (1952).
This McCormick house was later acquired by Elmhurst Art Museum and moved to a different location so it could be better exposed to the public and so it could be connected to the museum. Recently it was made available for touring.
Written January 13, 2016
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Robert H
Knoxville, TN46 contributions
Couples
We stopped at the Elmhurst Art Museum yesterday primarily to see David Wallace Haskins' marvelous new work - Skycube - which was enchanting. Haskins' has created a work which invites the viewer to pause and contemplate the (glorious) heavens in a unique way. I also left wondering "How did he do that?" but only in the same way that I wonder that about all great art. Go and see this work while you can! And look at the rest of the museum, especially the icon McCormick house by Mies Van Der Rohe. A bonus was a special exhibition by artist Abbie Ansburg who paints amazingly evocative works. (Some of which are on sale at very reasonable prices.)
Written August 17, 2015
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burke56
chicago46 contributions
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Not only is the museum beautiful and the exhibits wonderful but the MIes van der Rohe video on the McCormick house was fascinating. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Written April 16, 2015
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Karen S
114 contributions
The Elmhurst Art Museum is relatively small but always has really interesting exhibits. There is an original Mies van der Rohe home attached to the museum which is a fantastic look back into Mid Centruy Modern Architecture. Always worth a visit.
Written May 17, 2017
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Jeff C
388 contributions
Couples
TIL – That for years I've looked at this building figuring it didn't really fit in Wilder Park. I'm not a fan of modern industrial design. That was until I finally visited the museum for the first time last weekend. Another great example as to why you, or in this case, I, shouldn't judge a book by its cover. What really changed my mind was learning that part of the building incorporates a house that was moved here from a few blocks over. I had no clue. And, after mentioning the architect of the house, a one Mr. Mies van der Rohe, all of my friends said something to the effect of, “the famous architect who build some skyscrapers downtown?” Which, made me feel even more like a moron. So, without getting into the move, construction, and original owner of the house, you really need to go and check it out for yourself. Watch the video and wander around the house marveling at someone else’s vision transformed into reality. Even if the lady at the counter is missing a sense of humor, you can still enjoy yourself and ponder … “hum, I wonder what my neighbors would think as I wander around the house at all hours of the night in my underwear?” I'm sure my neighbors do already and I don’t live in a glass house.
Written March 9, 2017
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jacy2
Wheaton, IL494 contributions
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Museum features local artists plus changing special exhibits. Type of art is mix with paintings, mixed media and various other art forms.
Although not a large museum, an interesting way to spent 1 or 2 hours.
Written February 13, 2017
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Elmhurst Art Museum is open:
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM