‘Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago’ comes to the Elmhurst Art Museum

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Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the World Premiere of Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, an examination of the intertwined history of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and imagist painting. Curated by New York’s Dan Nadel, this interactive exhibition invites guests to play pinball on Chicago-built pinball machines from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s—including machines produced by Elmhurst’s Gottlieb family —alongside paintings, sculptures and prints inspired by them, including works by Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum and Ray Yoshida. The exhibition will be on display from February 25 through May 7, 2017.

Bill and Wendy of WGN radio were joined by Jenny Gibbs, Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum, to talk about this exciting new exhibit. Listen to the full segment here.