We already wrote about the Elmhurst Art Museum’s exhibition Open House: Art About Home in a previous blog. At this point, though, we wanted to revisit the topic with some events related to the exhibit that might just get you thinking about your own Elmhurst home.

The exhibit runs through April 20th, and is the first effort from new curator, Staci Boris. In addition to the exhibition itself, there are a number of activities scheduled to extend and enrich the experience for young and old alike. Every Saturday from 10am to 2pm the EAM invites families to make their own art inspired by the exhibition during Art on the Run. The activity is included in the price of admission, and is run by museum staff and volunteers. Projects change every two weeks so feel free to stop by more than just once.

On Friday, April 5th at 6:30pm, the museum partners with the Elmhurst Public Library to offer The Book Club, a book discussion based upon the theme of home. The novel in focus will be Alice Hoffman’s Blackbird House, a web of tales centering on a remote farmhouse on Cape Cod through two centuries. Books will be available through the library, and participants are asked to register for the event by calling 630-834-0202.

On Saturday, April 13th at 2pm, Artist-in-Residence Alberto Aguilar will re-introduce you to Elmhurst through Experience Elmhurst in a New Light: A Tour With Alberto Aguilar. Revisit historical events and discover new happenings in our city. The tour is free with the price of admission, but participants are asked to register in advance by calling 630-834-0202. The tour will begin at the museum.

The Open House exhibition was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, a mid-century modern home that resides on site at the museum. This collection of exhibits gives us an opportunity to think about the experiences, contents, memories and realities of the places we call home.

All of us here at The Gracik Makinney Group are delighted by this exhibition that combines two of our favorite topics – Elmhurst and homes. We love being here in Elmhurst, and we’d love to help you find a home here, too. Stop by the office at 190 North York Road in Elmhurst, or give us a call at 630-441-5570, and let’s get started on realizing your home ownership goals.