Enjoy Alex Chitty: They Will Bloom Without You – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

December 26th, 2017 by

Alex Chitty: They Will Bloom Without You

If you’re looking for some post-holiday mid-century art, we have just the thing. There’s still time to catch Alex Chitty: They Will Bloom Without You at the Elmhurst Art Museum. This exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 7 at the museum’s McCormick House, and features drawings, photos, sculpture, and video. The folks here at Elmhurst Toyota are delighted that our city is presenting the work of this innovative architect.

We hope you get a chance to see Chitty’s art.

Built from steel, brick and glass, the McCormick House is one of three private homes designed and built by Mies van der Rohe in the United States. The house was constructed in 1952 and was later obtained by the Elmhurst Art Museum. It now serves a wonderful venue to view modern and mid-century art.

The exhibit’s title, They Will Bloom Without You, comes from Chitty’s idea that flowers will bloom whether or not anyone is around to observe them. The lilies included in Chitty’s art also refer to Lilly Reich, an architect and designer who worked with Mies van der Rohe but didn’t always receive credit for her contribution.

Chitty is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries throughout the Chicago area and internationally. She holds a BFA degree from Smith College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Visit the exhibit and spend some time viewing the architectural details of the exceptional McCormick House.

Date and Time:
The exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The museum is closed New Year’s Day.

The McCormick House is adjacent to the Elmhurst Art Museum, which is located at 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst.


  • $9 for adults
  • $8 for seniors.
  • Free for Elmhurst Art Museum members, students and children under 18
  • Free admission on the first Friday of each month

For More Information:
Call 630-834-0202 or visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

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