Elmhurst Art Museum

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Elmhurst Art Museum is located in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). As a unique arts complex, the Elmhurst Art Museum is deeply committed to three distinct areas of focus to inspire and enrich our community: art, education, and architecture.

The museum is dedicated to the development of rotating contemporary art exhibitions by regional artists; ongoing educational programs available to interested groups, schools and individuals; and the celebration and preservation of a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe.

The galleries, Education Center, and the McCormick House, are complementary, working together to enrich thousands of lives annually by deepening knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing understanding of the relevance of visual art in our times, and sparking the development of individual creativity through innovative programming.


What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998, organized by Phyllis Bramson

McCormick House - Past, Present, Future, curated by Robert Kleinschmidt

Offsite - Assaf Evron: Collages for the Esplanade Apartments


We are now accepting submissions for Par Excellence Redux, May - Sept 2020, curated by Christopher Jobson the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Colossal. 

Click here for more information and the submission process.

Elmhurst Art Museum