Glass and Steel

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© Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum
Glass and Steel

150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst , IL 60126
August 2nd, 2009 - September 13th, 2009
Opening: August 7th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday and Monday - Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday FREE 10:00 - 8:00 pm


Elmhurst Art Museum will open Glass + Steel the first exhibition in the Struktur:  Architecture & Design series at Elmhurst Art Museum on August 2, 2009.  Glass + Steel will present examples of work from Herman Miller, Knoll, Higgins Glass, Haeger pottery, Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, Paul McCobb, and Russel Wright on loan from many collectors as well as recent acquisitions to the Museum’s collection.  This exhibitions focus will be the translation of the energy and freshness apparent in Mid-20th Century design.   The exhibition combines recent acquisitions to the Museum’s collection including the Hedrich-Blessing photographs from the photo session at IIT’s Crown Hall with Mies used in the Mies van der Rohe at Work publication by Peter Carter first published in 1974 and Mies van der Rohe’s MR 30 Cantilevered Chair – Knoll Prototype, c.1957. This exhibition will be on view adjacent to Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum.  The new works in the Museum collection expand the Museum’s growing Modernist art and architectural material archive which includes McCormick House, one of only three Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed residences, an example of Modernist architecture also on view at Elmhurst Art Museum.

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