Summer Special Exhibit: Albright Artists

The Museum is open for our expanded summer hours on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Stop in and see our feature exhibit about the Albright Family of Artists.

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Wednesdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Also open by appointment.

Albright Building
3 S 530 Second Street
Warrenville, IL 60555
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 311
Warrenville, IL 60555


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Albright Family of Artists


       The Warrenville Museum & Art Gallery is excited to be opening a new exhibit on Sunday, June 24th featuring the lives and artwork of Adam Emory Albright and his twin sons, Ivan and Malvin. Adam moved his studio to Warrenville in 1924, purchasing the 1858 Methodist Church building, now the home of the Warrenville Museum. The family bought a home at Second Street and Warenville Road and Ivan and Malvin soon joined their father working in the Warrenville studio.

Adam, Ivan and Malvin painting in the Albright Building

         Adam was already well known for his impressionistic style of painting country children and used the DuPage River as a perfect backdrop to paint many local children. Ivan and Malvin quickly earned their own notoriety for their work, winning many art show prizes. Ivan gained even more fame when his work was featured in the Hollywood movie “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Join the Museum to learn more about the family and see original works and digital reproductions which will be on display through September 2018. Works by the Museum’s Albright-inspired Artists-in-Residency will also be on display. This exhibit and the Artist-in-Residency Program are made possible by a City of Warrenville Hotel Motel Tax Fund Grant.




What is the Warrenville Historical Society?

The purpose of the Warrenville Historical Society is to bring together those interested in Warrenville's history, and to collect, preserve and display objects and documents that illustrate that history. The Historical Society is a self-supporting not-for-profit organization.The Warrenville Historical Society was organized in 1980 and the Society opened the Warrenville Historical Museum in 1984. Space was provided for the Museum in one room of  the Greek Revival Style Albright Building through the generosity of the City of Warrenville, interest groups, businesses and individuals. The museum now encompasses the entire building. The Museum is supported by the Warrenville Historical Society Memberships, donations, fund raisers, and the Warrenville Museum Guild, as well as a grant from the City of Warrenville.

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