Elmhurst Art Museum Announces MAJOR RESTORATION OF MIES VAN DER ROHE’S McCORMICK HOUSE News

Elmhurst Art Museum McCormick House
Image courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

Elmhurst Art Museum announced today plans to unveil the original facade of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952), which has been obscured by an addition connecting it to the museum since 1997. The iconic facade of this historically significant building will be visible for the first time in 20 years as part of Elmhurst Art Museum’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Heritage Architecture Studio will be working with Elmhurst Art Museum Executive Director Jenny Gibbs to oversee the work of Berglund Construction to be completed in 2017. Barry Bergdoll is advising on the project and curating a long-term exhibition, Mies In Chicago which will open in 2018. Bergdoll is Curator of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) Department of Architecture and Design, and the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Most recently Bergdoll organized ‘Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive’ which opened earlier this month at the Museum of Modern Art.
 
“The decision to connect the house to the museum in 1997 was with Mies’ idea of universal space in mind,” says Executive Director Jenny Gibbs. “The museum has since evolved its thinking and I am thrilled to lead the charge in unveiling our hidden treasure.”

When

Will be open sometime in 2018

Photos

Top Slider - All images courtesy of Heritage Architecture Studio, LLC and LP Studio Inc.

Bottom Slider - View of the Robert Hall McCormick, Jr. house, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, located at 299 Prospect Road in Elmhurst, Illinois, June 23, 1955.

All images courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum and the Hedrich Blessing Archive, Chicago Historical Society

Where

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL

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Tickets

General Admission - $9

Seniors - $8 $8

Students & Children - Free

For more information, please call 630.834.0202 or visit elmhurstartmuseum.org

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