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  1. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  2. IN THIS HOUSE: Paula Crown, Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, Tony Tasset, and James Welling

    January 20, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    The installations by these artists respond to the minimal design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House as well as its history as a domestic space.

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  3. Spring Art Exhibition Features Printmaker Michael Barnes

    January 30, 2018, 8:00 PM - March 17, 2018, 8:00 PM

    Michael Barnes is a master printmaker with a passion for the medium of lithography. The theme of his work addresses, in part, the absurdities of life and calls into question the historical evolution of so-called civilization. Elmhurst College will host Barnes’ exhibition Many Turns and Feats to Bewilder from January 29 through March 17 in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. A public reception for the artist will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Admission is free to the exhibition and reception, and the public is invited. As a social critic, Barnes is part of a long tradition of visual artists whose works provide a critique of society. A professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University, he has exhibited his work worldwide. In addition, the College’s A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College’s unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art.

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  4. Spring Art Exhibition to Feature 'Margaret Lanterman: Sculpture'

    February 6, 2018, 12:00 PM - April 14, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Margaret Lanterman is an artist and art educator who explores the interface between nature and culture in sculptural and two-dimensional works. Originally educated as an ethologist, Lanterman’s study of animal behavior spurred her life-long artistic journey, which has resulted in works in various media from found objects to cast plaster to wood. Three distinct bodies of Lanterman’s work from different time periods—staff sculptures, hand portraits (workers) and “mind games”—will be displayed when Elmhurst College hosts “Margaret Lanterman: Sculpture” from March 6 through April 14 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace (200 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst, elmhurst.edu/campusmap). A public reception for the artist will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. An Artist’s Talk will take place at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to the exhibition and reception, and the public is invited.

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  5. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

    Experience the latest enhancements to this interactive journey through Elmhurst history. Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, explore the object towers and watch a video on Elmhurst history. View the History Spotlight in the second floor hallway that showcases special objects and photos from the museum’s collection that currently features items from Elmhurst’s airport.

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  6. Life Is A Dream

    March 8, 2018 - March 17, 2018

    Pedro Calderon de la Barca's best-known play, La Vida es Sueno (Life is a Dream) is a classic Spanish allegory of fate versus free will, reality versus dreams, and a father's love versus his child's ambition.

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  7. Spring Members Show

    March 10, 2018 - April 21, 2018

    Contemporary artworks by 50 local artists in a variety of media and styles, most available for purchase. Meet the artists at a reception open to public, Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7-9pm. Open 11-5 Tu W Th Sa Su / 11-7 Friday.

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  8. Teen Job/Volunteer Fair

    March 14, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Learn about volunteer and paid work opportunities with local organizations. Grades 6-12. Sponsored by the City of Elmhurst, District 205, Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst YMCA, Elmhurst Kiwanis, Elmhurst Park District, and Elmhurst Juniors

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  9. Angela Jackson: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

    March 14, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    In A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017), award-winning author, poet and playwright Angela Jackson traces the literary arc of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks within the context of Brooks’ life and times. On March 14, Jackson will talk about the book and read from her own Pulitzer-nominated volume of poetry, It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time, when she gives this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College. Angela Jackson is the author of numerous books and collections of poetry, including the National Book Award–nominated And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New. The Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture is delivered annually during Women’s History Month at Elmhurst College. It is named for the College’s former dean of students, who served the College for 30 years and left an indelible stamp of leadership.

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  10. AAUW March Meeting-Current Issues in Public Education

    March 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch member Jennifer Aldred, Ph.D., will update, educate, and lead a discussion on the topics of early childhood education, full-day kindergarten, and school vouchers.

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