Experience McCormick House – Past, Present, Future – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

December 18th, 2019 by

If you’re looking for an interesting end-of-year event, visit the McCormick House at the Elmhurst Art Museum and experience McCormick House – Past, Present, Future. This exhibit, which runs through January 12, 2020, will present a complete 1950s domestic representation of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House for the first time ever. At Elmhurst Toyota, we appreciate the many exhibits and shows brought to our community by the Elmhurst Art Museum, and we know this will be an interesting historical presentation.

McCormick House – Past, Present, FutureMcCormick House – Past, Present, Future is curated by interior architect Robert Kleinschmidt. It will showcase this rare single-family home and offer visitors a look at classic mid-Century inspired décor, with historic images showing how residents lived in the home. The exhibit will also explain the preservation and restoration efforts that are currently underway. Visitors can also view a timeline of events and photos on the walls, which date back to the McCormick House’s beginnings, including stories and anecdotes about the people who lived there.

The McCormick House was designed in 1952 by famed architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The structure was originally built by Mies, as he was known, as a prototype for prefabricated homes. Real estate developer Robert Hall McCormick III hoped to build and sell these homes, but there wasn’t enough demand for the sleek, glass and steel houses. Instead, McCormick and his family moved into and lived in what is now known as the McCormick House during the 1950s.

McCormick House – Past, Present, Future is organized in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Date and Time:
Through Jan. 12, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Location:
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Admission:

  • Adult admission is $15.
  • Senior admission (age 65 and older) is $12.
  • Anyone ages 18 and under, students with school ID and museum members are admitted free.
  • Museum admission is free on the first Friday of every month.

For More Information:
Visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org or call 630-834-0202.

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