10/13/2021 to 1/2/2022

Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9

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

New designs, new challenges, and dynamic seasonal events await visitors of The Back 9. The second half of the exhibit follows this summer’s Front 9 of the artist-designed miniature golf course. This fully playable course by local and national artists 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 is 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 are comprised of a surprisingly varied collection of themes and forms, promising an unusual twist on a familiar pastime.

Time: Book your tee time online

Cost: Adults $10, 5 and up $5, 4 and under free.

Ages: All ages


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