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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
September 22, 2017 - October 15, 2017
In the show, a terrible water shortage has led to a ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanities most basic needs. Before all hope drains away, a hero must arise to save the People! The show won 3 Tonys, including for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
September 24, 2017 - November 3, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum
View contemporary artworks by more than 50 living, local artists, in a diverse array of media and styles, including paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, collage, digital and mixed media. Members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild include professional artists, corporate art directors, educators, feature film animation artists, woodcut print makers, tombstone carvers and self-taught artists.Opening reception is free, Friday, Sep 29, from 7-9pm. Most artworks are for sale.
September 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Three Chicago-based, Latino artists will exhibit their works on paper this fall at Elmhurst College. Herman Aguirre, Javier Chavira and Gabriel Villa are stylistically diverse artists who work in a variety of media. Each artist expresses a very personal vision. Aguirre’s images are concerned with issues of loss and human fragility. Chavira’s drawings reference nature and celebrate the beauty of abstraction. Villa’s works portray the struggle of everyday life and the human condition.
September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst College Frick Center, Founders Lounge
The CIA, FBI, NSA and other intelligence agencies collect and analyze information to support America’s security interests at home and around the world. How do these necessarily secretive organizations really work, and what happens when they find themselves exposed? International relations scholar Allison Stanger, author of the forthcoming Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America, will explore these issues. Sponsored in large part by BMO Harris. The Rudolf G. Schade Lecture
September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The CIA, FBI, NSA and other intelligence agencies collect and analyze information to support America’s security interests at home and around the world. How do these necessarily secretive organizations really work, and what happens when they find themselves exposed? Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College (and an Elmhurst College alumna), will explore these issues and more. Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and founding director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs at Middlebury College. She is the author of One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power among her other works. Stanger also has published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, Financial Times, The New York Times and the Washington Post; and has testified before the Commission on Wartime Contracting and the Congressional Oversight Panel.
September 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - September 30, 2017 @ Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College
Thark By Ben Travers; Directed by Erik Wagner Sir Benbow’s wife is out of town and he has invited the beautiful Cherry for a questionable evening alone. But Lady Benbow has returned! His nephew is quick to not think too quickly – “This is Cherry – she’s going to buy the house!” Oh, and the place might be haunted! Confused? So are we! Ben Travers was the most prolific playwright of farce in the 1920s and ‘30s, and this new adaptation brings all the wacky craziness to modern audiences.