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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos

    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.

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  5. Monstrous Regiment

    April 13, 2018 - April 29, 2018

    The comic fantasy Monstrous Regiment is an adaptation of the best-selling 2003 Discworld novel, which premiered to great praise at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre in 2014. The play is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and the ambiguities of identity as our heroine, Polly Perks, must disguise herself as a young man to join the army in the search for her missing brother. In her quest, she soon discovers that she’s not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in war is as it seems.

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  6. Rock and Mineral Identification

    April 14, 2018, 10:30 AM

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and harness tests.

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  7. Family Day at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    April 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibition Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos.

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  8. Rockin' Jewelry for Kids

    April 14, 2018, 1:30 PM

    Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler's tools.

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  9. Family Cartooning Workshop

    April 14, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson of Andertoons presents a hands-on workshop for families (ages 6 and up with an accompanying adult). Participants will learn how cartoonists get inspiration, practice their drawing skills, and learn about visual and verbal writing to tell a story. Registration required: Online at elmhursthistory.org (Family Programs section) or call 630-530-6879.

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