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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, 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. Springtime Family Fun Day

    April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Come to the heart of Downtown Elmhurst for some Springtime Family Fun! FREE showing of "The Peanuts Movie" at the York Theatre at 9:30 am. (Doors open at 9 am). Snoopy will be in the City Centre Plaza for pictures after the movie. There will be a DJ, dancing and prizes in the plaza til 1 pm.

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  6. The Peanuts Movie with Snoopy Meet & Greet

    April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM

    View The Peanuts Movie (2015) on the big screen at York Theatre! Snoopy and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life (1 hr. 28 min., rated G). After the movie (11:00 a.m.-noon), Snoopy will be in Elmhurst City Centre Plaza for photo ops and other fun activities. Co-sponsored by Elmhurst City Centre and Classic Cinemas for the Elmhurst History Museum's exhibit, Snoopy and the Red Baron.

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  7. Artist-led Tour and Activity

    April 7, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join artist and educator Donna Castellanos on a tour of her exhibition, highlighting common items that she has repurposed. She will then lead a hands-on art making activity with items acquired from SCARCE, an award-winning environmentally conscious nonprofit.

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  8. Exhibition Tour at Elmhurst Art Museum

    April 7, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibition Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos.

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