March 29-April 28, 2019
Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012
1st Floor Gallery
The hardworking American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies that have been employed to create these powerful campaign messengers over a span of 168 years. Sign of the Times features 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country's history.
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment of the Arts.
May 17-August 18, 2019
Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks
Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris Wheel at the 1893 World's Columbian exhibition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. This new exhibit celebrates Chicago's favorite destinations for fun and thrills, including early trolley parks and suburban attractions like Kiddieland and Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos and video, memorabilia, advertisements and intriguing artifacts. Families will encounter hands-on interactive displays and can use an engaging exhibit guide for a fun intergenerational learning experience.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.