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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Check out the latest enhancements to this journey through Elmhurst history! Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). A new History Spotlight showcases a changing array of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection, and currently features objects from the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst. Elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457

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  2. Fall Art Exhibition: Ellen Lanyon's Gift to the EC Art Collection

    November 4, 2017 - November 18, 2017 @ Elmhurst College Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace

    In 2014, Elmhurst College received a generous gift of eight important paintings from the estate of New York & Chicago-based painter Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013). Often identified with the Chicago Imagists, Lanyon’s Surrealist “dreamscapes” combine plants, animals and everyday objects into compositions that reflect her own private mythology. This exhibit is a onetime opportunity to view the entire body of work Lanyon bequeathed to the College. The public reception will feature a panel discussion.

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  3. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  4. Lecture: The Disco Invasion in Films of the ‘70s

    November 5, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum Education Center

    Just as the British Invasion changed the pop music landscape in the 1960s, the Disco Invasion a decade later had an enormous impact on American culture, including the movies. Peter Hawley presents a lecture that will contextualize the Disco Invasion, and investigate the influence of the genre on Hollywood films of the 1970s including Saturday Night Fever, Thank God It’s Friday, Roller Boogie and more. Hawley has been a filmmaker and college educator for more than 20 years and was the founding chair of the Film program at Tribeca Flashpoint College, where he was named Dean in 2014. Registration: elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section)

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  5. Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's

    November 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Alzheimer’s disease is a life-altering challenge for not only the people with the disease but also those who care for and about them. Getting the diagnosis in midlife poses another level of unique and difficult challenges. Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease is a documentary that shares the emotional experience of nine families living with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is narrated by Dan Gasby, husband of celebrity chef B. Smith, who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 62. A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring Gasby; the film’s director-producer, Ted Kay; Rev. Shawna Bowman, an artist who created Paintings of Too Soon to Forget; and Raj C. Shah, a physician and an associate professor of family medicine with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Copies of the book Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's will be available for purchase at the event.

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