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Art

Elmhurst Art Museum to present 2 shows starting Jan. 20

The Elmhurst Art Museum's "In This House" group exhibit features work by Paula Crown, including "SOLO TOGETHER."
The Elmhurst Art Museum's "In This House" group exhibit features work by Paula Crown, including "SOLO TOGETHER."

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Art Museum will present two exhibitions starting Jan. 20: "In This House" and "Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape."

"In This House" is a group exhibit featuring new sculpture and a site-specific curtain by artist, writer and curator Michelle Grabner, according to a museum news release.

The show also will include collaborative works by Grabner and Brad Killam and works by Paula Crown, Tony Tasset and James Welling, the release stated. The exhibition will be presented in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House through March 18.

The show's title stems from an advertisement for prefabricated housing designed by Mies, for which the McCormick House was a prototype, according to the release. Materiality, repetition, color and spatial order will be featured and minimally distributed throughout the volumes of the McCormick House living space, the release stated.

A public artist talk with Grabner will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

"Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape" was organized by Jenny Gibbs and coordinated at the museum by Lal Bahcecioglu. Abercrombie created surreal and dream-like imagery, and the exhibition will include 40 of the artist's enigmatic paintings of spare interiors and illusionary landscapes, according to the release. The exhibition includes works from the collections of Laura and Gary Maurer, the Illinois State Museum and Elmhurst College, the release stated.

An exhibition tour is slated for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27, and the show will be on view through March 4.

Elmhurst Art Museum is at 150 Cottage Hill Ave. in Elmhurst. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students and children younger than 18. For more information, call 630-834-0202 or visit elmhurstartmuseum.org.

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