Installation view of Hebru Brantley: Forced Field, Elmhurst Art Museum, Fall 2017. Photographed by Jim Prinz.

Inspired by Hebru Brantley's 2017 solo show at the museum, our newest guide explores the meaning of the word hero during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an exhibition guide and videos of his work.

Create and illustrate your own original cartoon character using our worksheet and prompts inspired by personal interpretations of heroism. Share your creations and tag us on social media. #MuseumFromHome and #ElmhurstArtMuseum

Browse our Museum Store to see our featured item of the week - Hebru Brantley: Forced Field (2017) exhibition catalog.

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Hebru Brantley: Forced Field was generously supported by the Explore Elmhurst Grant.

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Online guide and activities to do from home.