October 20, 2011
Please consider yourself personally invited.
Join the Elmhurst Art Museum for a Movie Premiere and Martini’s.
On November 4, 2011, the Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting Soiree and the Silver Screen, a premiere screening event, to share a new documentary film titled Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, directed by Karen Carter Lynch. There will be a silent auction of mid-century modern collectibles, lively music and plenty of food and drink. All proceeds of the event directly benefit the restoration of the Mies van der Rohe McCormick House.
Take a look at the film trailer to get a sneak peek.
The Elmhurst Art Museum is fortunate to have the McCormick House as part of its permanent collection. Built in 1952, the McCormick house is one of only three residences in the United States by Mies van der Rohe. In 1994 the home was relocated from its original location in Elmhurst, and incorporated into the new art museum by DeStefano + Partners, adjacent to the Elmhurst Public Library by Dirk Lohan, Mies’ grandson. The McCormick house is right at home among this architecturally important campus of buildings. The McCormick house was designed for Robert McCormick, the developer of the stunning 850 -880 Lakeshore high-rises in Chicago, and borrows many of the same details. For more information about the McCormick house visit here
I hope to see you at the event. If you are unable to attend, there is opportunity to donate to the care of the McCormick house online.
Tags: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Illinois, Karen Carter, McCormick House, Mies van der Rohe