John McKinnon, Director
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
630-834-0202 • fax – 630-834-0234
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Friday, 10 am-8 pm; and Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm
Admission: Adults, $5; Seniors and Students, $3; Members, Children under 5 and Fridays, free
Named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, the Elmhurst Art Museum is a premiere cultural destination known for the quality of its visual arts, architecture and educational programs. Along with its permanent collection, EAM showcases traveling exhibitions, juried competitions, and group and individual exhibitions.
The Museum galleries, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, and Education Center enrich people’s lives by deepening their knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing their understanding of the relevance of visual art in our society and sparking the development of individual creativity.
Relocated to Wilder Park in 1997, the modern award-winning museum space incorporates the former Robert R. McCormick house (built in 1952 and purchased in 1991), one of three residences designed by internationally renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
In 1974, the Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation was established with the goal of building a community visual arts center, and the Foundation formed the EAM in 1980 using two granted rooms in the Elmhurst Community Center.
EAM also serves as home to the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (incorporated in 1946), one of the oldest and foremost guilds in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. The Guild is a membership organization that sponsors artist demonstrations and local exhibits, and maintains one of EAM’s four galleries.