Elmhurst Art Museum's Exhibition files

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

8 file cabinet drawers of chronologically arranged folders of materials relating to exhibitions held at Elmhurst Art Museum since its founding in 1981, including correspondence, vitae, artist statements, photographs and slides of artworks and installations, and printed ephemera. Artists of Elmhurst and the Chicago area are particularly well represented. Artists include Harry Bouras, Andre Ferrella, John Fraser, Michiko Itatani, Eleanor King-Hookham, Melville Price, Harold Rogoff, and Lee Sturges. The collection also includes an exhibition proposal from Andrene Kauffman.

Biographical Historical Note

Elmhurst Art Museum was founded in 1981. In its early history, it hosted exhibitions by local artists, such as members of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild, but it soon also began featuring contemporary artists from across the region, as well as shows of historical interest.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Andrene Kauffman collection, Elmhurst Art Museum; Biography Collections, Elmhurst Historical Museum, for materials on Eleanor King-Hookham and Lee Sturges.