October 1, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Chicago Cultural Center
November 8, 2013 - April 20, 2014
120 E. Park Ave.
December 1, 2013 - January 17, 2014
150 S Cottage Hill Ave
Elmhurst Public Libary
2013-10-1T2:00 PMOctober 1, 2:00 PM, 2013 - January 4, 2014, 5:00 PM
@ Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center’s first-floor Garland Gallery (78 E. Washington) is now home to “Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin”, an exhibition created by the Elmhurst Historical Museum staff that displays the work of Chicago’s premiere music photographer. The exhibition contains a veritable "who’s who" of rock music legends including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and The Rolling Stones as well as superstars of other genres including Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and the first concert Natkin ever shot, Bonnie Raitt.
The exhibit will be open through January 5, 2014 at the Cultural Center.
2013-11-8T1:00 PMNovember 8, 1:00 PM, 2013 - April 20, 2014, 5:00 PM
@ Elmhurst HIstorical Museum
Prairie poet and newspaperman, family man and political activist, Lincoln biographer and children’s book author: Carl Sandburg was a man of many talents and passions during the 1920s when he resided with his family in Elmhurst. Through rare photos, film, artifacts and touch-screen interactives, this new exhibit chronicles one of the most prolific decades of Sandburg’s life when he penned the Rootabaga Stories, completed Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, traversed the country collecting folk songs for The American Songbag, and wrote numerous poems depicting his disillusionment with life in our rapidly changing nation.
2013-12-11T6:30 PMDecember 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
@ Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst (3 blocks west of the museum)
Shown on the PBS series “American Masters,” this film provides an in-depth look at the intriguing and prolific poet and author. Beginning with his modest upbringing in Illinois, the documentary traces the highs and lows of Sandburg’s high-volume career and personal life. Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel, and Sandburg’s surviving daughter are some of the remarkable figures featured who discuss Sandburg’s life, works and legacy. Following the screening, the film’s director, producer and writer, Paul Bonesteel, will video conference in to discuss the seven years he spent researching Sandburg, and answer questions. Reservations requested, call 630-279-8696 or elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.