Current Exhibits

NEW EXHIBIT

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012

March 29-April 28, 2019
>1st Floor Gallery
The hard-working political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of poster styles, graphic design trends, and printing technologies that have been employed to created these powerful campaign messengers over a 168 year span. See 50 of the most exciting and rarely seen posters created by famous names like Currier & Ives, Calder, Lichtenstein as well as  many unknown artists. A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

ONGOING ELMHURST HISTORY EXHIBIT


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

>2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre.
Funding for this exhibit generously provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE