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Welcome to the Elmhurst Art Museum!

EAM CampusElmhurst Art Museum is a welcoming center to view and experience the visual arts of our time. The Museum galleries, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, and Education Center enrich people’s lives by deepening their knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing their understanding of the relevance of visual art in our society and sparking the development of individual creativity.


LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday

Nathalie Miebach, Hurricane Noel, 2009, Wood, rope, reed, data.Now extended through August 24!

Counting steps, tracking calories and checking in—new technology allows us to be our own favorite research project. The artists in the exhibition, LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday, take logging to a new level by translating their data into complex and prodigious artwork.

“Lifelogging” describes the extensive documentation of one’s personal experience. Previously the domain of scientific research and recently individual health and fitness analysis, the impulse to track, map and graph now animates artistic practice. The 13 artists in this exhibition produce work in different media—from low tech to high tech—that demonstrates the chronicling impulse, not as an objective record of every second lived, but as a thoughtful and studied approach to revealing the complexities of human existence.

Heidi Norton: Prismatic Nature

Heidi Norton, Pressed Plant (Hanging Gardens) (detail), 2012, Banana palm,  latex paint, spray paint, glass, resin, mirror, glass, bone, porcelain, 92 x 45 in.June 7 to August 24, 2014
Heidi Norton’s work presents nature in a suspended state. This summer, Norton is producing a multi-part installation consisting of custom-made window inserts, sculptural objects, interactive hot houses and living plants. Inspired by Elmhurst Art Museum’s history and park setting, its light-filled, glass-enclosed architecture and its relationship to modernism, Norton’s project will fill Hostetler Gallery, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and the corridor that links these two prominent and transparent spaces. As EAM’s second artist-in-residence, Norton is developing several public programs focused on ecology, gardening and photography and designing a Field Guide to Elmhurst, a takeaway map and self-guided tour that locates and describes places, objects and histories related to her exhibition. 

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Why You Should Visit

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The Museum's award winning architectural structure is located in beautiful Wilder Park with picnic and playground facilities, only 15 miles west of Downtown Chicago.

The McCormick House, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is a part of the Museum's permanent collection and is open to the public during regular business hours. 

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
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