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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster

    April 7, 2019, All Day

    The hard-working American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies that have been employed to create these powerful campaign messengers over a span of 168 years. Sign of the Times features 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country’s history. A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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  1. The Rock Cafe

    January 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

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  2. The Whole World a Bauhaus

    February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Touring the globe (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Elmhurst, and Karlsruhe), this exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a legendary German school that revolutionized modern thinking and artistic approaches to industrialization. Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students—such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.

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  3. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection.

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  4. Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster

    March 29, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    The hardworking American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of presidential poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies spanning 168 years. Explore 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country’s history.

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  5. Lecture: “Bauhaus Translated : Transcultural Encounters with the Avant-garde school”

    April 7, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Dr. Regina Bittner will give a talk on the global impact of the Bauhaus. She is the Head of the Academy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and responsible for the conception and teaching of the postgraduate programs for design, Bauhaus and architectural research. Bittner has curated numerous exhibitions on the Bauhaus and the cultural history of modernism. Her work focuses on: international architecture and urban research, modernity and migration, cultural history of modernity and heritage studies. Her research and teachings are published in numerous publications. She studied cultural sciences and art history at the University of Leipzig and holds a doctorate from the Institute of European Ethnology of the Humboldt University Berlin. This program is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries. Co-organized with Northwestern University & Elmhurst College.

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