Education - Elmhurst Art Museum

Journeys About Art and Architecture

Artventure is a fun way to expand your knowledge about art and architecture while meeting new people who have similar interests. Every journey begins at the Elmhurst Art Museum with coffee and conversation before departure. Four Artventure trips are offered annually with ticket prices including lunch, transportation and tour costs. Many destinations are determined by reviewing past participant surveys, so your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Please call (630) 834.0202, ext.14 for more information about Artventure. Come join us for our next journey!

Artventure: Nearby Hidden Wonders
Friday, March 16, 2007
9:30am - 3:00pm
Join us for the day as we head to beautiful Riverside for a trip to one-of-a-kind Higgins Glass Studio where the owners, Louise and Jonathan Wimmer, will tell about Higgins history and evolution. Right next door, we’ll explore automobile aficionado Joe Gaberik’s workshop that houses an eclectic collection of early 1900’s automobiles, and other miscellaneous treasures. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at the well-known Chew Chew Café followed by a guided driving tour of the Riverside community whose form and function were specially designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to follow nature. Among the many unique homes that will be viewed are the Coonley Estate and the Tomek residence both designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Cost: $70 members/$75 non-members

Artventure: A Taste of Milwaukee Art
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
8:00am - 5:00pm
Bring your walking shoes and enthusiasm as we travel to Milwaukee for the day! This much-anticipated trip will include a tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum as well as view its famous architectural element, the Brise Soliel, in action. Next, we will dine at the renowned Pfister Hotel that houses its own extensive Victorian art collection. The last stop will be to the Bradley Sculpture Garden whose 40 acres are home to fifty-five sculptures created by internationally renowned artists, such as Henry Moore, Mark Di Suvero, Isamu Noguchi and Beverly Pepper.

Cost: $90 members/$95 non-members

Artventure: Experience Art in Multiple Ways
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
9:00am - 3:00pm
Have a sneak peek of what will be on exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum this October with a private viewing of artist Nicole Gordon’s Chicago studio as she talks about her Renaissance inspired artwork and introduces us to other nearby artist’s studios. Then, think Greek as we head to the Parthenon for a tasty lunch of authentic Greek food followed by a tour of the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center. The museum holds a rich collection of notable objects and artifacts relating to Greek and Greek American life.

Cost: $75 members/$80 non-members

Artventure: Architecture of Worship
Friday, November 2, 2007
9:00am - 4:00pm
Come along as we view the most beautiful houses of worship that our area has to offer. We will travel to Wilmette and tour the Bah’ai Temple, which has auditorium walls that are covered with hundreds of feet of ornamentation and topped with a dome rising more than 135 feet above the main floor. We’ll enjoy an Italian family-style lunch at Marcello’s in Chicago followed by a visit to the newly renovated St. Mary of the Angels Church, which is appropriately named as twenty-six angels are perched on its rooftop. We will also view the beautiful St. Nicholas Ukrainian-Orthodox Church where “My Best Friend’s Wedding

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