‘Rafael Blanco: Reflecting on a Decade of Public Art’ opens at Elmhurst Art Museum Sept. 7

Be Bold, Elmhurst, IL. 2022. Rafael Blanco & Andrew Sobol. Photo by Rafael Blanco

The Elmhurst Art Museum will present the first solo museum exhibition of muralist Rafael Blanco, co-creator of the Be Bold. Be Elmhurst mural and dozens of other public artwork around the United States, from Sept. 7 through Jan. 5, 2025.

Inspired by themes of identity and human expression, Blanco’s work can be found in cities from California to Maryland, breathing life into high-visibility, urban spaces. The exhibition will introduce viewers to Blanco’s artistic journey and feature large-scale new work that transforms the museum’s galleries into its own urban landscape of color and texture.

“Rafael Blanco: Reflecting on a Decade of Public Art” will be held at the Elmhurst Art Museum at 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. in Elmhurst. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Regular admission prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors $10 for students and $5 for children. For more information, visit elmhurstartmuseum.org or call 630-834-0202.

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