join the elmhurst art museum for a movie premiere and martini’s | friday 4 november
On November 4, 2011, the Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a Premiere Screening Soiree, and will share a short documentary film titled Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, directed by Karen Carter Lynch. Take a look at the film trailer below There will be a silent auction of mid-century collectibles, lively music and plenty of food and drink. All proceeds of the event directly benefit the Mies van der Rohe McCormick House.
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, designed 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.