There is Black Housing in the Future at the Elmhurst Art Museum – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

November 20th, 2020 by

The Elmhurst Art Museum’s Mies van der Rohe McCormick House presents There is Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public Housing as Memorial from Dec. 3, 2020, through May 9, 2021. This installation is created by Ayanah Moor and Alisha Wormsley as a means of education and activism to support mothers in the struggle for the future of Black housing. At Elmhurst Toyota, we believe this will be thought-provoking and intriguing art installation.

There is Black Housing in the FutureConceptual artist Ayanah Moor is professor of print media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alisha Wormsley is a Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Their exhibition covers organizations, artists and writers who support the security of Black communities. An accompanying activity video for youth will instruct viewers on creating yard signs, posters and kites with affirming messages using household items.

There is Black Housing in the Future is part of the Shaping the Past program, which is presented as a collaboration with the Monument Lab, Goethe-Institut and Germany’s Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education). It runs in conjunction with the Elmhurst Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing, scheduled for March 2021.

Date and Time:
The exhibition runs from Dec. 3, 2020, through May 9, 2021, during regular museum hours.

McCormick House
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Admission to There is Black Housing in the Future is free with museum admission. Advance registration is recommended for non-members. For advance tickets and information about the museum’s COVID-19 protocol, visit

Note that the museum has suspended in-person visits until Dec. 3 due to the new Department of Public Health stay-at-home advisory. We recommend confirming whether the museum will be open before visiting.


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

For More Information:
For more information about Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public Housing as Memorial, visit the Elmhurst Museum of Art’s website at

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