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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  2. Alex Chitty: They will bloom without you

    December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.

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  3. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.

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  4. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  5. Elmhurst College Fall Capstone Art Exhibition

    December 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The capstone exhibition, the culminating event for every graduating art major, runs from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The students create a body of work in their area of concentration, then plan the exhibition and design the promotional materials for it. Suzanna Vasko of Lombard has created digital stained glass depicting the historical relevance of eight major social movements and exploring the integral roles religion has played within them. Samantha Lusby will display a body of work that appears introspective but are designed to show viewers how we all are connected. Sculptor Christian Jacob of Libertyville created “Relics of a Lost World” , each piece incorporates unique techniques and design particular to each culture. Jaci Petrik of Naperville has created graphic elements to form a brand identity for a boutique specializing in fine chocolate and artisan wine.

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  6. Hometown Holiday Family Fun Day

    December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    FREE showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (rated PG) at the York Theatre. Doors open at 9:00 am and the movie begins at 9:30 am. Free reindeer antlers to all the kids. Santa visits in the City Centre Plaza from 10 am to 1 pm.

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  7. Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley

    December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Hop-on-board for some holiday fun! Let the Holly Trolley take you to local holiday events happening around town. Receive a guide to special offers from local businesses and have a chance at enter-to-win prizes. You can even meet Disney's Frozen Elsa character and listen to the Canterbury Carolers while on board! The stops and route will be the same as summer, so don't miss out on this fun and free experience.

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  8. Rock & Mineral Identification

    December 9, 2017, 10:30 AM

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scout badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.

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  9. Cartooning Family Day at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come join teaching artist Vincent Lotesto for a cartooning activity based on our current exhibition, Hebru Brantley: Forced Field. Kids and adults will be participating in a fun "character design challenge" that will help them to create their own unique superheroes, villains or anime-inspired characters! Demonstrations will be given and all materials will be supplied.

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  10. Family Day at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    A day of art projects themed around Hebru Brantley: Forced Field.

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  11. Rockin' Jewelry for Kids

    December 9, 2017, 1:30 PM

    This beginner’s class allows children to make their own?gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge.

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  12. Santa's Secret Workshop

    December 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Open free to the public. Presented by Lakeside Bank.

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  13. Elmhurst College: An Evening of Dance

    December 9, 2017, 7:00 PM

    A collaborative showcase of dance, featuring choreography of both faculty and students. Evening of dance sells out fast, so order your tickets early. For more information, call (630) 617-3005.

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