Mies van der Rohe McCormick House Matching Gift Challenge



Make a difference today with your gift to the Elmhurst Art Museum.

A group of dedicated donors at the Elmhurst Art Museum have pledged to match gifts up to a total of $85,000. Your 2017 gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Please seize this limited-time opportunity to provide twice the giving support. Make a difference today by doubling your donation in support of the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The McCormick House (1952) is the cornerstone of the Elmhurst Art Museum’s collection. It is the largest of the three single-family homes Mies van der Rohe designed in the United States. The home is a rare and important example of his mature style, incorporating elements of his celebrated designs for the Farnsworth House (1951) and 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (1951). The building needs significant restoration to gain the visibility and recognition that it deserves. Renovations and new programming in the home are the museum’s priority in the coming years.

In 2016, the museum completed the first phase of construction with a new industrial coat of paint on the interior and exterior, new windows, and a treatment of the structural steel. Phase Two of the construction will reveal the iconic facade of the McCormick House, allowing greater exposure of the building to architecture fans everywhere.

The Elmhurst Art Museum now stands ready to take the next big step, which will remove the 1997 architectural alterations from the historic facade so the McCormick House can be fully appreciated and celebrated again.

The Elmhurst Art Museum is a welcoming center to view and experience the visual arts of our time. The museum galleries, the McCormick House, and Education Center enrich people’s lives by deepening their knowledge of art, architecture and design, increasing their understanding of the relevance of visual art in our society and sparking the development of individual creativity. In combination, the Museum is a unique cultural resource that has no peers.

All proceeds towards the restoration of the McCormick House are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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