Are you sure you want to remove this item from your Recipe Box?
Please enter a valid email address...
The emails have been sent
Please consider subscribing to PureWow
A photograph from Martin Hyers and William Mebane's "EMPIRE" series (2006).
Untitled (2012) by Gabrielle Garland.
Alyssa Miserendino's Melvina Living Room (Chicago, 2009).
Seven different artists explore the idea of home through sculptures, paintings, collages and photographs, taking viewers inside residential spaces both crumbling and grand. Speaking of grand, Open House is inspired by one of EAM?s best assets, the Mies van der Rohe McCormick House, which was picked up, moved and attached to the museum in the mid-?90s.
We were fascinated by EAM artist-in-residence Alberto Aguilar, whose ?domestic monuments? are made from objects borrowed from locals? homes--look for soccer balls balanced on dining chairs and pink gymnastic mats perched on outdated dressers.
But our favorite works are Ann Toebbe?s arresting oil paintings; the artist recreates bird's-eye views of her parents? dining room based on her father?s verbal descriptions.
If you?ve never toured this gleaming cultural gem just 20 minutes west of the Loop, now is the time to check it out. In addition to the ever-changing rotation of shows, there are free Friday night artist talks and regular events like a felting class on February 1 that includes wine, art supplies and bites for $38 per person.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave.; 630-834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org
Enter your registered email below!