The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation was formed in 1974 with the goal of building a community visual arts center. Each exhibition calendar year, the museum presents a balance of deserving regional artists and important national shows, such as the two recent exhibitions from the Smithsonian appearing here in their only Midwest venue.

The museum strives to provide the people of Elmhurst and surrounding communities with a center for the visual arts; to be known for our welcoming atmosphere where art can be viewed, studied, created, and appreciated in an architecturally significant facility; and to enrich the lives of our visitors by broadening their knowledge, increasing sensitivity to the fine arts, and by sparking the development of their own creative talents.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:00pm
Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:30pm

Book Discussion: "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

Elmhurst Public Library

Discussion of Erik Larson's best-selling non-fiction work about the building of Chicago and the 1893 World's Fair, based on the real-life serial killer H.H. Holmes. Co-sponsored with Elmhurst Art Museum. Join us for an informal discussion. All are welcome. [MORE]

Exhibit : Saturday, January 24, 2009 to Sunday, May 3, 2009

Burnham in Elmhurst

Elmhurst Art Museum

Burnham in Elmhurst is an exhibit and lecture series aimed to explore Burnham's influence on the development of Elmhurst and how it continues to impact the planning efforts of the city. It includes: [MORE]

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 6:30pm

People, Places and Planning

Elmhurst Art Museum

This lecture discusses the urban planning and ideas used in the Burnham Plan. John Said from the City of Elmhurst’s Department of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development explores Burnham’s influence on the development of Elmhurst and how it continues to impact the planning efforts of the city.
People, Places and Planning is part of the Burnham in Elmhurst celebration. [MORE]

Elmhurst Art Museum

Open to the public:
Mon: Closed; Tue, Thur, Sat: 10-4; Wed: 1-8; Fri & Sun: 1-4

Website: http://www.elmhurstartmuseum...

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630.834.0234 (fax)
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