In 2014, Elmhurst College received an extremely generous gift of eight important
paintings from the estate of New York and Chicago-based painter Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013). Often identified with the Chicago Imagists, Lanyon’s Surrealist “dreamscapes” combine plants, animals and everyday objects into compositions that reflect her own private mythology. This exhibit is a onetime opportunity to view the entire body of work Lanyon bequeathed to the College. Due to limited space, after this exhibit only individual paintings can be displayed in the permanent collection at the A.C. Buehler Library. A public reception for the exhibit will feature a panel of artists and close friends who will discuss and celebrate Lanyon’s life and art.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Saturday, November 4–November 18
Public Reception Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Panel discussion at 2:30 p.m.
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace