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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.
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.
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.
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.
March 17, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects, which she calls "once loved things", into a bold hands-on exhibit. Visitors experience the museum galleries as if they were a home; each room includes worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Both nostalgia and inclusion are strong motifs throughout the exhibition, as visitors are invited to add their own contributions.
March 23, 2018 - June 17, 2018
The World War I Flying Ace debuted in 1965, and the character has become one of most recognizable Peanuts personas. This new traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to Schulz’s detailed WWI research. Learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork; WWI artifacts, film, rare collectibles, photos and more.
March 24, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Kick off Spring Break Snoopypalooza Week by picking up a clue sheet at Elmhurst History Museum and use your detective skills to track down Snoopy at hidden locations in Elmhurst City Centre. Collect stamps at each location and return to the museum to claim your prize! All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum hours: Tues.-Fri. and Sun., 1-5 p.m. Saturday 10 am-5 pm. (closed Monday).
March 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Visit the Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit for artistic inspiration and learn to draw Snoopy and friends in our Education Center. New characters begin every 15-20 minutes. All ages. Drop in, no registration required.