Visit McCormick House – Past, Present, Future – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

December 23rd, 2019 by

There’s still time to take in McCormick House – Past, Present, Future, which is presented at the Elmhurst Art Museum through January 12, 2020. This exhibit takes place at the McCormick House and provides visitors with a comprehensive representation of the mid-century home. Here at Elmhurst BMW, we’re glad to live and work in a community that offers so many cultural opportunities to residents. So check out this great exhibit and experience a part of our area’s history.

McCormick House – Past, Present, FutureMcCormick House – Past, Present, Future is curated by interior architect Robert Kleinschmidt. The presentation provides visitors with a view of the décor of this mid-century single-family home, as well as archival images that show how residents lived in the house. Visitors will be presented with photos and a historical timeline of events, as well as stories about the former residents. The exhibit also describes the ongoing restoration and preservation efforts.

The McCormick House was designed in 1952 by well-known architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The home was built by Mies as a prototype for prefabricated houses. Real estate developer Robert Hall McCormick III believed he could build and sell homes based on this design, but ultimately there wasn’t a high demand for this type of glass and steel house. McCormick moved into the house and lived there with his family during the 1950s.

McCormick House – Past, Present, Future is presented as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Date and Time:
Through Jan. 12, 2020, during regular museum hours (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is closed Mondays.

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126


  • Adult admission: $15.
  • Senior admission (65 and older): $12.
  • Museum members, students with school ID, and anyone 18 and under are admitted free.
  • Museum admission is free on the first Friday of every month.

For More Information:
Call 630-834-0202 or visit

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