7/7/2021 to 9/16/2021

Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
(630) 834-0202

In a unique collision of recreation and art, the Museum commissioned a two-part miniature golf course of playable works of art by local and national artists. This course is a reimagining of the wildly popular 1988 exhibition Par Excellence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A public call for proposals for area artists, designers, and architects attracted diverse artists who designed holes of varying difficulty, including the museum’s Teen Art Council. The custom-built playable miniature golf course will be split into two exhibits: The Front 9 (Summer) and The Back 9 (Fall). Designed to use the museum’s galleries with COVID protocols, the two 9-hole courses promise an unusual twist on a familiar pastime. From social justice to the occult, the course includes a surprisingly varied collection of themes and forms, including a fortune-telling hole and one that challenges players with an optical illusion.

Time: Book your tee time

Cost: Adults $10, seniors 65+ $8, kids 5+ $5, 4 and under free.

Ages: All ages


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