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  1. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  2. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    October 31, 2018 - May 1, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.

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  3. David Wallace Haskins: Polarity

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Experience an interactive video work, large-scale light installation, intervention in the McCormick House, and more.

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  4. McCormick House: 1952 – 1959

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    McCormick House: 1952 – 1959 curated by Robert Kleinschmidt and Ryan Monteleagre See the Children's Wing with a full domestic interior for the first time since the museum acquired the McCormick House.

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  5. The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection curated by Suellen Rocca, one of the original Imagists Featuring over 30 works by some of the most provocative and influential Midwest artists since the 1960s. This exhibition is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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  6. Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst

    November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Experience the nostalgia and sentiment of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic film though a private collection from Richard Goodson of rare memorabilia including vintage posters, photographs, collectibles, and more. Additional objects from EHM’s collection will be on display, including handmade ornaments from Dresden, Germany and original prints by former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges, a well-known American artist and etcher. Exhibit sponsor: Lakeside Bank.

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  7. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2018 - February 28, 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 which currently features objects and information about York High School’s centennial.

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  8. Wilder Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show

    December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Wilder Park Conservatory

    Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory’s stunning holiday floral display.

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  9. Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Accept the challenge and expand your reading comfort zone! Spark your curiosity by reading a book you might not typically choose — we choose it for you. How to Participate 1. Complete the form at elmlib.org/challenge. 2. Librarians choose a book just for you. 3. Read the book! Tell us what you thought at elmlib.org/challengereview. NOTE: All three steps are required to be entered in the raffle. Three lucky readers win $50 Elmhurst City Centre Gift Cards.

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  10. It's a Wonderful Holiday Show

    December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

    Our holiday program continues with a two-part family entertainment show featuring It’s A Wonderful Life radio program and the delightful fantasy Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins.

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  11. Christmas in Elmhurst 2018

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM @ York High School Performing Arts Auditorium

    Elmhurst Community Choir and Orchestra, under the baton of Dennis Criser. Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 16, 6:00 pm Venue: York High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 355 W. St. Charles Free Admission - All Welcome - Our gift to our community!

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  12. Symposium: The Figure, Humor, and the Chicago Imagists

    December 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    In partnership with Art Design Chicago and Elmhurst College, this full-day symposium explores works by the Chicago Imagists with specific emphasis on the ways in which they used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Symposium begins at Illinois Hall at Elmhurst College and later continues at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Full schedule to be announced. Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 30 exhibitions and hundreds of events throughout 2018.

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  13. The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists

    December 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Illinois Hall - Schaible Science Center, Elmhurst College

    The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists is a full-day symposium that explores works by the Chicago Imagists and their relationship to the tradition of American figurative art with specific emphasis on the ways in which the Imagists used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Ellmhurst Art Museum.

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