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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.
April 8, 2018, 7:00 PM
Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner is a poet and emerita professor of English at Wheaton College. As a scholar, her interest in religion and literature keeps pushing her back to the Holocaust as "the occasion when all of the central questions about God's justice and love, and humanity's capacity for evil, rise to the surface." Baumgaertner is the author of several books of an about poetry, including What Cannot Be Fixed (2014), Finding Cuba (2001) and Flannery O'Connor: A Proper Scaring (1998, 2013).
April 8, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ 190 S. Prospect
Jill Peláez Baumgaertner is a poet and emerita professor of English at Wheaton College. She wrote her first poem at age 16 after visiting Dachau, and has immersed herself ever since in the literature of the Holocaust. As a scholar, Baumgaertner’s interest in religion and literature keeps pushing her back to the Holocaust as “the occasion when all of the central questions about God’s justice and love, and humanity’s capacity for evil, rise to the surface.” Baumgaertner is the author of several books of and about poetry, including What Cannot Be Fixed (2014), Finding Cuba (2001) and Flannery O’Connor: A Proper Scaring (1998, 2013). The Holocaust Service of Remembrance and Lecture will take place on Sunday, April 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, Elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is free and all are welcome.