Elmhurst’s McCormick House is back in the news – this time it has inspired a new exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum entitled, “Open House: Art About Home”. The home designed by Mies van der Rohe prompted the museum’s newly appointed Chief Curator, Staci Boris, to assemble artists’ representations of homes that are meant to explore the experiences, contents, memories, and realities of today’s homes.

The museum’s new Artist in Residence, Alberto Aguilar, will offer a site-specific installation of “domestic monuments” that incorporates objects borrowed from the homes of area residents. These objects are transformed into public sculptures that describe the exchange between the owner and the artist. Aguilar is a Chicago resident. He received his BFA in 1997, and his MFA in 2001 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The exhibition will also include recent work from Gabrielle Garland, Martin Hyers, William Mebane, Alyssa Miserendino, and Ann Toebbe that are intended to focus on the lives within a home and the paraphernalia that goes along with personal space. These works are introduced by a series of house-shaped sculptures by Don Baum.

The exhibition will run from January 19th through April 20th. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children younger than 5. Admission is always free for everyone on Fridays. For more information, visit www.ElmhurstArtMuseum.org.

All of us here at The Gracik Makinney Group love a good open house, and this one hosted by the Elmhurst Art Museum promises to bring new perspectives about the places we call home. Why not make Elmhurst your home, too? With community knowledge, industry experience, and personal dedication, the Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group is the best place to start. Contact us today at 210 N. York Road in Elmhurst, or at (630) 567-5902.