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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Paul Mickey Science Series: Camels, Carnivores, and Old Collections: Recent Adventures in Iowa Paleontology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology

The fossil record of Illinois and Iowa is forever intertwined. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Five Decades at the Scrape: Observations on Variation in Whitetail Deer Breeding Patterns in Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Alan D. Harn, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

Despite America's long held fascination with the whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), rarely has there been an opportunity to carry out a study focusing on one aspect of whitetail behavior over a period of five decades in one location. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Tusks, Teeth, and Tundra: Ice Age Giants
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites families to learn about the extinct giants you won't find in any zoo! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Winter Animals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Prehistoric Forests, Fields, and Floods: An Ecological History of Cahokia's Emergence and Decline
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Samuel E. Munoz, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In A.D. 1050, Cahokia emerged in the central Mississippi River valley as a major agricultural and political center, and its abandonment by A.D. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Highlights of the Mississippian Installation at the Saint Louis Art Museum
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Amy Clark
Curatorial Research Assistant
Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Saint Louis Art Museum

In 2013 the Saint Louis Art Museum reinstalled the permanent galleries of the Ancient American collection, devoting a large gallery to Mississippian artworks. Find out more ...


Carrol C. Hall Middle School Science Series: Museum Science 101
ISM Research & Collections Center
Saturday, February 01, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades 6-8
Free Program & t-shirt
Registration required
ISM Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Changes in China in the Past Century: Culture, Education, Music and More
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Hong Qian, Ph.D., Illinois State Museum

Dr. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: The 1960s: From Beatles to Bell Bottoms
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It's been 50 years since the Beatles' first American tour! Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Celebrating Black History Month
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy picture books written by African American authors.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Pueblo Katsina Religion
ISM Research & Collections Center
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

PLEASE NOTE: Brown Bag presentation will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, instead of the usual Wednesday date.

Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: LaSalle's Lasting Legacy in the Illinois Country
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Mark Walczynski, Starved Rock Educational and Historical Foundation; Illinois Valley Community College

The legacy of French explorer RenJ de La Salle is alive and well in today’s Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANTARCTICA
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jeffrey Saunders, Ph.D., Curator and Chair of Geology, Illinois State Museum

In October 1965 three young men from Minnesota (Jeff Saunders, a geology student; John Folk, a botany student; and Pete McCarthy, a Boundary Waters vagabond) traveled to McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1) as part of the 1965/1966 US Antarctic Research Program support staff. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Mahasarakham Harmonicas: The Khaen mouth organ and other Thai musical instruments
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Sharon Graf, University of Illinois Springfield

This presentation introduces Thai culture and musical instruments including the Khaen mouth organ of NE Thailand and the Saw Oo coconut fiddle of the classical orchestra. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Tracing Thom Whalen's Influences & A Sneak Peak at some Protext Art!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ISM Curator of Art Robert Sill will discuss some of his research for his next two curatorial projects: FOCUS 4, THOM WHALEN and Protext Art: When Visual Art Meets the Written Word.

This slideshow will wander through some of the art by artists who have influenced FOCUS 4 artist Thom Whalen’s artistic oeuvre.  By examining the sources of the artist’s inspiration, we get a glimpse into his creative process and how those influences get combined into his unique production. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Eagles, Falcons, & Hawks: Not Just Sports Teams
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

From the trees in the forest to the trees along the highway, it's time to start seeing raptors! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hear your favorite Dr. Suess books in honor of his birthday.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Spanish Entradas and Indian Roads: The 16th-Century Interior of the U.S. Southeast
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, Illinois State University

Several 16th-century accounts relate the expedition of Hernando de Soto and his army in the Southeast during the spring of 1540, as well as the forays of Juan Pardo and his soldiers in 1567. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Out of Beringia: Genetics, Paleo-ecology, and Archaeology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by John F. Hoffecker, INSTAAR/University of Colorado-Boulder & Illinos State Museum

Human geneticists argue that most Native Americans are derived from a population isolated from its source in Asia for thousands of years before dispersing in the Americas, and some suggest that the isolated population was located in Beringia during the Last Glacial Maximum [LGM] (i.e., “Out of Beringia” or “Beringian Stand-still” model).  Evidence has accumulated for decades that central Beringia supported a shrub tundra environment with some trees and experienced relatively mild temperatures during the LGM, apparently reflecting the effect of moist air from the North Pacific Ocean.  The central Beringian shrub tundra zone represents a credible LGM refugium for humans and may have been the only substantive source of wood at high latitudes during this interval (roughly 28,000 to 17,000 years ago).  The Yana River sites document human occupation of northwestern Beringia before the LGM.  The absence of archaeological sites dating to the LGM may be explained by the inundation of central Beringia after 12,000 years ago.  Sites dating to the post-LGM period include (1) an industry that is recently derived from Northeast Asia (Dyuktai) after 15,000 years ago, as well as (2) another industry or industries (Ushki-Nenana) that has no obvious antecedents outside Beringia and may be an archaeological proxy for the hypothesized “Beringia Standstill” population that occupied central Beringia during the LGM and subsequently dispersed southward to the Americas.

Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Academy of Science—St. Louis: Past & Present
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Carolyn Noe, Community Science Programs Outreach & Evaluation Coordinator

Founded in 1856 by twelve physicians, a lawyer, an engineer and a businessman, The Academy of Science of St. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Believe in Miracles: Osage-Orange
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum

This is the fascinating story of the Osage-orange tree, from the Pleistocene to the future. Find out more ...


"Shutterbugs: Overnight Camp In"
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 28, 2014 - Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 pm, Friday, March 28 to 8:00 am, Saturday, March 29
Grades 3-5
Early Registration by March 14: $50/Members, $65/Non members
Registration (after March 14): $60/Members, $75/Non members
$5 additional sibling discount for all registrants

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a museum? Join us for this year's overnight camp in at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: A Rare and Elusive Mammal: Franklin's Ground Squirrel in Central Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tih-Fen Ting, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield

Distributed widely over the northern Great Plains, Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii) has a range extending from the central United States to southern Canadian Plains. Find out more ...


First Friday Event: Art + Science of Craft Beer
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 04, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Art + Science of Craft Beer
TGIF! Indulge your taste buds and your mind First Friday, April 4 at the Illinois State Museum as we explore the art and science of craft beer – and drink – in Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Sex, Survival and Subsistence: Mortality Patterns in the Past
ISM Research & Collections Center
Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Svenja Weise, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, will give a Special Brown Bag Presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon, in the Special Programs Room at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center.

On average, women live longer than men today. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Echoes of Their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Joel Greenberg, Research Associate at the Chicago Academy of Science's Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, and the author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

The passenger pigeon was unlike any other bird. It probably numbered in the billions, making it the most abundant bird in North America if not the world. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Our Lasting Legacy: The Dickson Mounds Collection
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael D. Wiant, Director, Dickson Mounds Museum

Find out more ...


ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM SPECIAL LECTURE
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Gary Haynes, Foundation Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada-Reno, will present "American Subsistance Choices During the Early Dispersal Era (a.k.a., Clovis and Proto-Clovis)."

Early Dispersal sites with adequate evidence about subsistence and diet during the period are widely scattered and cannot possibly be fair indications of a pan-continental Clovis-era "diet." Yet they do suggest a large-prey preference. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: What's the Buzz? Where are the Bees?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bees play a vital part in our environment and they are disappearing. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Our Earth
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about our special planet in honor of Earth Day.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Fragile Relations: Art + Nature + Environment
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jane Stevens, Associate Curator & Gallery Administrator, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Hear Jane Stevens, curator of the "Fragile Relations" exhibition, provide commentary on this exciting new exhibition at the Illinois State Museum. Find out more ...


Recycled Play Day!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites you to come and play on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:00PM in honor of Earth Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Travels in Tanzania: A travelogue of four Tanzanian National Parks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tracy Evans, ISM Research Associate in Zoology

Tracy Evans and her husband Andrzej Bartke recently went on a photo safari that included a three day wilderness hike. Find out more ...


Reuse & Rediscover
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites you to come and play at “Reuse & Rediscover” on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Aircraft, Archaeology and Ancient Places
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Alan Harn, Department of Anthropology, Dickson Mounds Museum

Archaeologists have long employed a variety of innovative techniques to better analyze and understand the lifeways of Illinois' earliest inhabitants. Find out more ...


First Friday Fiesta
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, May 02, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Feel like there’s nowhere to DANCE when you get off work? Join us for a Latin-themed First Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Are We So Different? Teaching About "Race" in an Anthropology Class
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by
Dr. Lynn Fisher
Adjunct Research Associate, Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department
University of Illinois at Springfield

This presentation discusses insights from two decades of teaching about misconceptions associated with "race" in college anthropology courses. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Mimic the Masters
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Master Artist? Be inspired to create your own masterpieces at the Illinois State Museum on May 10, 2014 from 11a.m. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

Atrium Exhibition
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, January 27, 2014 - Friday, January 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Filling the Atrium with Art. The last week of January the Illinois Artisans, Chicago will display works by 18 Illinois Artisans in the historic atrium of the James R. Find out more ...


February Feature: Lisa Slodki
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Lighthearted: A contemporary display of jewelry. Find out more ...


Valentine's Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 18 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Steven Carrelli & Tim Lowly
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for an informal conversation with two of the artists in our current exhibition, The Art of Description. Find out more ...


April Feature: Felicia Breen & Chad Nelson
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Clay Fish Renditions" by Felicia Breen & Chad Nelson. Find out more ...


March Feature: Arlene Salamendra
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"The Art of Story Telling" by Arlene Salamendra showcases surrealist portraits of animals and scenes. Find out more ...


Spring Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Gallery Performance: Sandra Binion, Random Lines in Tereglio with Lou Mallozzi, Hal Rammel and Andrea Raos
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, March 19 at noon for an afternoon poetry and improvised music performance with Sandra Binion, one of the artists in our current exhibition, The Art of Description. Find out more ...


Gardening Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Thom Whalen’s (Chatham IL) art has a glow like stained glass; a psychedelic, highly crafted world of writhing sensual forms stretched taught across the picture plane. Find out more ...


May Feature: Sandra Wilcoxon
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, May 01, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Sculptural Embellishments" by Sandra Wilcoxon. Sandra Wilcoxon is a jeweler and a sculptor. First dazzled by the range of tones in pearls, Wilcoxon began creating woven pieces that explored color. Find out more ...


First Nations Film and Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, May 02, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents a special program.
The First Nations Film and Video Festival, 2014 Program Schedule
Friday, May 2, 2014

Free and open to the public.

11am: Introduction from FNFVF Director
7 short films by Native American filmmakers

Feature Film
1:00 pm "The Cherokee Word for Water", Film by Charlie Soap
Charlie Soap was Wilma Mankiller's husband and community development partner for more than 30 years, and a leader in the Bell Waterline project that inspired the film.

Soap and Mankiller worked to bring water to the rural, primarily, Cherokee community of Bell, OK. Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Barbara Aubin (Chicago IL) has created incredibly complex and beautiful visual landscapes for over four decades. Find out more ...


June Feature: Chris Main
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Jewels of the Prairie State" by Chris Main. A longtime resident of Southern Illinois, Chris Main is a conservationist and photographer who focuses on the beauty found right here in Illinois. Find out more ...


Father's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Dennis Downes: Native American Trail Marker Trees Photographs
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents a special exhibit in the Atrium of the James R. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Julia Haw with curator John Lustig
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, June 18th at Noon
Free to the public

Please join us for an informal conversation with JULIA HAW (Chicago, IL), one of our current Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions artists, and Illinois State Museum's Lockport Gallery Director John Lustig.

Julia's object based and figurative paintings and drawings are confrontations with the self, the psyche and the audience. Find out more ...


July Feature: Ausrine Kerr
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Fiber in Bloom" by Ausrine Kerr. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Guy Benson (Evanston IL) paints symbols and shapes in ordered patterns that banter in a conspiracy between precise rendering and visual riot. Find out more ...


Jewelry & Fashion Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


August Feature: Carole Hennessy
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, August 01, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Heartland Patterns" by Carole Hennessy Find out more ...


Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium.
This is the third and final phase of her interactive project.
 
Over the past two years, Audrey Ushenko has been sketching the building and documenting the people who go through the building each day. Find out more ...


Fine Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium: Chicago Photography Center Images
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Chicago Photography Center presents work by CPS instructors, students, and professional photographers.

The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit organization which fosters a broad community of photographers who practice and appreciate the art of photography. Find out more ...


October Feature: Eric Jensen
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eric Jensen Find out more ...


Fashion & Fibers Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lively and informal gallery talk and tour with exhibition Curator Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum's Assistant Director of Art at noon on October 15, 2014.   

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Find out more ...


Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


November Feature: Tammy Deck
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tammy Deck Find out more ...


Chicago Gallery Honors Native American Heritage Month & Veterans Day
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, November 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery and Trickster Art Gallery are presenting a special exhibition, and Chicago Native community information tables for the week of November 3 - 7, 2014.

The exhibition is titled Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans. Find out more ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Nations Film & Video Festival features films by Native American filmmakers.  

Free and open to the public. Find out more ...


Home Decorating Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


December Feature: Leonard Vitacca
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, December 01, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Leonard Vitacca Find out more ...


Holiday Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


February Feature: Nancy Krahn
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, February 01, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nancy Krahn Find out more ...


Valentine's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 12-14 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


March Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, March 01, 2015 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mel Thompson Find out more ...


Illinois Women Film & Video Festival 2015
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, 2-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3218

A Presentation of Illinois Women Video Artists featuring filmmakers:

  • Annette Barbier
  • Nancy Bechtol
  • Ines Sommer
  • Jean Sousa
  • Dorene Wiese

Please join us on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for a free screening of Illinois Women Film & Video Artists.

Annette Barbier will present a short video entitled "Approach, 2012". Find out more ...


ICONOCLASTS: Native Art of a Non-Native Nature
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Friday, April 03, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium

March 30 - April 3, 2015, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Native American Curators Ernest M. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Saturday, January 04, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 04, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee featuring the Indiana Jones series beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 1:00 pm.  Participants will enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages while viewing Raiders of the Lost Ark.  This 1981 classic is set in 1936 and depicts archaeologist Indiana Jones on a quest to recover the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 04, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee featuring the Indiana Jones series beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 1:00 pm.  Participants will enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages while viewing Raiders of the Lost Ark.  This 1981 classic is set in 1936 and depicts archaeologist Indiana Jones on a quest to recover the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Due to recent severe weather and current road conditions the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) is cancelling their monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Dickson Mounds Museum.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: 60s Folk Music at Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The folk group Compass will return to the Hickory Ridge Concert series on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  Compass is comprised of five men in search of a direction (we all know that men never ask for directions!).  COMPASS delivers a virtual folk festival with tunes from "the folk scare of the 60s", traditional folk songs, a cappella sea shanties, as well as a wealth of original material.

Jerry Thiel, Dave Borton, Chuck VanderVennet, D. Find out more ...


Native American Winter Gathering
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will be hosting a traditional Native American Winter Gathering on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 01, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee series featuring Indiana Jones.  On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., participants will enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages while viewing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.  This 1984 classic is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark and is set in 1935.  It depicts archaeologist Indiana Jones on a quest to find a mystical stone in India. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Due to severe weather and current road conditions the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) is cancelling their monthly meeting/lecture on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Dickson Mounds Museum.

Mr. Find out more ...


Tots and their Big Person: Animals in Winter
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 06, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. the Tots and their Big Person topic will be “Animals in Winter”.  Wildlife Prairie State Park will show live critters and talk about how they live in the winter.  Following the program, tots will enjoy hands-on crafts. 

Admission is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


Eagle Day Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Activities include art and poetry competitions, crafts for kids, live raptor programs, and bird watching.  Sponsored by Dickson Mounds, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Services, UIS Therkildsen Field Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, Fulton and Mason County Arts Councils, Havana and Lewistown Chambers, Havana Public Library District and Nature Center, and Emiquon Audubon. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Curtis and Loretta Return to Dickson Mounds
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Award winning folk duo Curtis and Loretta will return to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series this Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm for a captivating evening of finely honed vocal harmonies, abundant talent on an array of stringed instruments, deep traditional roots music and great originals.  Seventy-three strings and two voices deliver an enchanting evening of contemporary original songs, traditional Celtic ballads, old-time American songs, and more.

The glue that holds all this together is their magical harmonies, and their skill on a parade of stringed instruments, from Celtic harp and mandocello, to steel ukulele and kazoo, to mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum Hosts Educators Workshop
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will be hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) workshop focusing on the resource trunks and Field Trip Packs that are for loan to educators statewide.  These teaching tools are loaded with hands-on, supplemental, Illinois-specific items that can make lessons come alive for students!  Preview all 10 resource trunks and the Field Trip Pack, too, including the new lessons specifically developed for meeting the Next Generation Science Standards.  Participants will have the opportunity to examine the trunks’ contents, to learn how they can be used in the classroom, and to take part in activities.  Educators will receive many additional curriculum resources.  The workshop is appropriate for teachers of grade Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. 

The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host our first ever Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations and ask questions about this ancient form of technology.  Participants may learn about the different techniques used by several craftsmen and see their stone tool creations.  Blades from the Mackinaw-Aldrich Cache discovered in 1916 near Mackinaw in Tazewell County will also be on display. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 32nd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 2, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mr. Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a lecture titled: Archaeological Reflections of the American Frontier in Illinois 1815-1840 at the Wednesday, March 5, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tots and their Big Person: Duck, Duck, Goose
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 06, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Duck, Duck, Goose.  The Illinois Natural History Survey-Forbes Biological Station will show live birds and share information about each species.  Following the program, tots will enjoy hands-on crafts.

Admission is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee series featuring Indiana Jones.  On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., participants will enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages while viewing “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.  This 1989 classic is the third movie in the Indiana Jones series and is set in 1938.  It depicts archaeologist Indiana Jones searching for his missing father, a Holy Grail scholar, who had been kidnapped by the Nazis.  Following the movie, participants may embark upon a non-competitive scavenger hunt through the Museum.     

This program is free and registration is not required.  Donations are welcomed.  Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum presents Nature Exploration on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 & 12, 2014 for kids ages 9-12 years old. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Andrew & Casey Calhoun
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performing at the Saturday, March 15, 2014, Hickory Ridge Concert Series will be Andrew & Casey Calhoun. Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bugs, wetlands, trees, plants, mammals, birds, flowers, and more! Explore various aspects of nature in two days. Find out more ...


Bird Watching at Emiquon
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a bird watching opportunity at the Wetland Observatory at the Emiquon Preserve on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mr. Richard L. Fishel, Senior Research Archaeologist, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a talk titled: “Recent Investigations at a Probable 1820s Potawatomi Winter Homestead along the Spoon River” at the Wednesday, April 2, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 03, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "From Garbage to Art." The program will emphasize the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling garbage. Find out more ...


Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 05, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy the Indiana Jones movies once a month on a Saturday afternoon January-April in the Museum's auditorium. Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum presents Nature Exploration on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18, 2014 for kids ages 9-12 years old. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Small Potatoes
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Award winning folk duo Small Potatoes is known for their outstanding talents as performers, songwriters and instrumentalists. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, May 01, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Go Fly a Kite”. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: Shadows of the Past: The Results of Remote Sensing Surveys at Morton Village
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please Note — Presenter and topic change due to a scheduling conflict.

Due to a scheduling conflict the May 7, 2014 presenter will now be Dr. Find out more ...


Mother-Daughter Native American Craft Workshop
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mothers and daughters join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. for a special afternoon of learning about Native American beading/weaving. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker return to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Historical folk musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker bring the songs of the American struggle for democracy to life in their performances. Find out more ...


Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum and the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges Complexes are pleased to bring this display to Dickson Mounds now through June 13, 2014.

A king eider will appear on the 2014-2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, the U.S. Find out more ...


Nature Track Series: Ancient Earthworks Tour
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a tour of ancient earthworks, as part of the Nature Track series, on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a summer camp experience for adults, A Taste of Archaeology, June 3 – 5, 2014 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: From the Illinois to Ohio Valley and Back Again: Understanding the Mississippian Era
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please note: this talk was rescheduled from May.

Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Director, Angel Mounds National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, will present a talk titled: “From the Illinois to Ohio Valley and Back Again: Understanding the Mississippian Era” at the Wednesday, June 4, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, June 05, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bringing history to life, Histories for Kids, Inc. presents “Pirate Stories” at the Dickson Mounds Museum, as part of the Tot Time program series on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:30am. Find out more ...


Father-Son Atlatl Creations
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Father-Son atlatl making workshop on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Gain experience as a young archaeologist. Work alongside professional archaeologists. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9 - 11 years old. Find out more ...


More than Bows-n-Arrows
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents More Than Bows and Arrows on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Nature Adventure for Kids
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting Nature Adventure, a summer camp experience, for kids ages 10 - 12 years old on Tuesday - Thursday, June 17-19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us every Friday at Dickson Mounds Museum from June 13 - July 25 for mini-adventures, hands-on activities, and fun while learning about science in the world around us. Find out more ...


Celebrate the Summer Solstice
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Wake up early on Saturday, June 21, 2014 to welcome the first day of summer at Dickson Mounds Museum, when the sun is at its highest point and casts the longest period of daylight in a twenty-four period. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Lockport   

Two Artists: Yerkes and Moessel
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 09, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Curators Doug Stapleton, ISM Chicago Gallery, and Jennifer Jaskowiak, ISM Lockport Gallery will introduce you to two historic Illinois artists who worked in the early 20th century:  Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886-1989) and Julius Moessel (1871-1959).   Exhibition curator Jennifer Jaskowiak will speak about the remarkable life and work of Oak Park native Mary Agnes Yerkes; most noted for her light filled paintings of the national parks and Pacific coastline.   German-born artist Julius Moessel arrived in Chicago in the late 1920s after nearly 30 years as a painter of interior architectural decoration.  Assistant Curator Doug Stapleton will talk about the many aspects of Moessel’s work as an observer of the natural world.  This event is part of our free Sunday Series for the exhibition sketches, journals, preparations. Find out more ...


Sketching Still Life Workshop with artist Susan Frankel
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 02, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We’ll provide the inspiration, you bring your sketchpad and pencils to this discussion and “How’d they do that?” workshop. Find out more ...


Zooarchaeology (a How'd They Do That? demonstration and workshop)
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Before there was the I&M Canal, there was a Plan—The 1816 Indian Boundary Line of Northern Illinois
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, April 06, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Margaret (Peg) M. Find out more ...


Summer Art Series 2014
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, June 13, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Find out more ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 14, from 11am to 5 pm and extended hours, Sunday, June 15, from 11am to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois.

Find out more ...


Finding Hallowed Ground: America's Civil War Sites Today
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A visit to an American Civil War site is a walk in the footsteps of history. Find out more ...


John Siblik "River Weaving"
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A “How’d They Do That?” event, come hear directly from the artist about the temporary outdoor installation “River Weaving” IN the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour and Public Reception
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to participate in a gallery walk-n-talk led by Angela Goebel-Bain, Curator of Decorative Arts and curator of the exhibition “Loyal Hearts.” The Curator will focus on the stories of selected objects in the exhibition. Find out more ...


Civil War Nurse, Clara Barton
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

History comes to life in this first-person portrayal by historian Leslie Goddard. Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. Find out more ...


Winter Art Break
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Break from the hustle, enjoy art and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


An Un-Valentine's Evening
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a special after-hours open house on Friday, February 20 from 5:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Description Curator's Tour led by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Walking Through the Green Tunnel: My Appalacchian Trail Adventure
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 08, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bredlau

Free and open to the public.

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How'd They Do That?
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Describing Art 101 a primer for art-speak led by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Guy Benson and Curator Doug Stapleton in conversation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Museum when artist Guy Benson and Curator Doug Stapleton (ISM Chicago) discuss Benson’s current work and important moments in his career as an Illinois artist. Find out more ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 5 pm and regular hours, Sunday, June 21, from noon to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.
PARKING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Find out more ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 5 pm and regular hours, Sunday, June 21, from noon to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.
PARKING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Find out more ...


Aaron Miller Drawing from Life
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Beginning at 2pm, artist Aaron Miller will be painting from life inside the space of his exhibition Aaron Miller—Paintings and Drawings, part of the City of Lockport’s Summer Art Series 2015. Find out more ...


Reception for Aaron Miller Drawing from Life Exhibition
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd Floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Reception for exhibition: Aaron Miller Drawing from Life. Find out more ...


Dick Blick Sunday: New Products and Demonstrations
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn about the latest products being offered by Dick Blick Art Supplies on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the ISM Lockport Gallery. Find out more ...


Ron Bell "Osteomechanics" Exhibition / "Superheroes of Innovation" Gala
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, August 01, 2015, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gaylord Building—2nd Floor
200 West 8th Street, Lockport

Ron Bell “Osteomechanics” exhibition
“Superheroes of Innovation” Gala

The gala is a ticketed event. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Expressions in Fiber & Clay
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary art quilts by 16 Illinois Artisans. The exhibition celebrates the abstract use of fabric, exploring themes such as the seasons, power and joy. Find out more ...


Advanced China Painting Workshop by Charlene Whitler
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Advanced China Painters return with this years subject: trumpet vines and hummingbirds on a serving tray.
Tuition $125, some supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kathy Sands - Fabric Dyeing
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sands' expertise is surface design and textile art on silk.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Parade of Quilts Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Each year the Artisans Center presents four days of events to honor traditional and contemporary fiber arts during the Artisan Gallery Quilt Exhibition. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kay Wiggins - Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wiggins weaves using a variety of techniques natural materials.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Bill See - Bead Embroidery
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See will demonstrate bead embroidery and weaving in his one of a kind jewelry.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Brenda Tripp - Tatting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tripp is an expert in the lost art of tatting, a traditional lace making technique.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and also experimental ways to use the media. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Beginner: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The Beginner Basket Making class will also be held: Wednesday, July 16 or Wednesday, September 10"

Learn the basics of how to basket weave using natural materials in a one day workshop. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Nina Peacock - Miniature Gourd Art
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Peacock will be designing and painting Japanese figures onto miniature gourds.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Nathan Bennett - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bennett is a carver of realistic waterfowl and other birds.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Kris Killman - Watercolor
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Killman is a watercolorist who uses nature as his subject matter.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels with Tracey Maras
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day seminar, Maras teaches techniques for using dry pastels. Students will have the opportunity to create 2 small pastel paintings and 1 medium-sized pastel painting during the workshop. Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Playful Notions: Experiments in Mixed Media
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Playful Notions is an exhibit that brings together 5 artisans who work using alternative materials and innovative techniques. Find out more ...


Intermediate: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The Intermediate Basket Making class will also be held: Wednesday, August 13"

A workshop designed for students with some experience. Find out more ...


Beginner: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The Beginner Basket Making class will also be held: Wednesday, September 10"

Learn the basics of how to basket weave using natural materials in a one day workshop. Find out more ...


Intermediate: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop designed for students with some experience. Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques using new materials. Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Kaiser-Amaral, Thomas & Smith
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, September 04, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The fall exhibition explores light and shadow through oil paintings by Sarah Kaiser-Amaral and blown glass by Jan Thomas and Cameron Smith. Find out more ...


Beginner: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of how to basket weave using natural materials in a one day workshop. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Bead Embroidery and Weaving Workshop with Bill See
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day workshop, learn the basic techniques of various stitching and embellishments. Students will focus on making a pendant and chain.
Tuition $75, all materials provided, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set  of watercolor paints. Paper and brushes will be provided.
Tuition $60, includes most supplies, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels with Tracey Maras
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day seminar, Maras teaches techniques for using dry pastels. Students will have the opportunity to create 2 small pastel paintings and 1 medium-sized pastel painting during the workshop. Find out more ...


Beginner/Intermediate: 2-Day Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop designed for both beginners and students with some experience. Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques & try new materials. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Drawing Workshop with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Everyone can draw - no experience necessary. Clelland's class is designed as an introduction to concepts for drawing and sketching.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Watercolor Workshop with Lynn Reznick
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Even if you have never touched a paintbrush, this class will have you painting in no time. Find out more ...


Artisan Gallery Exhibition: Hearth & Home: Living with Craft
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisan Program presents an exhibit dedicated to 30 years of living with craft. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Carl Cottingham - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cottingham uses bas relief and wood chipping to create wall plaques and 3-dimensional works.

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Holiday Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rethink your holiday shopping by purchasing local gifts made in Illinois. Revive holiday traditions with our expanded handmade ornament display, including blown glass and hand-painted ornaments. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Wheat Elder - Oil Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The subjects of Elder's oil paintings are simple, everyday things which create a home, evoking feelings of peace, comfort, and rest.

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Artisan Demonstration: Michelle Tackitt - Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tackitt designs and forges ring, earrings and necklaces from a variety of metals such as sterling sliver and copper.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginner's watercolor workshop. Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Jewelry Workshop with Michelle Tackitt
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginning silversmithing workshop. Students will use cold connections to create sterling silver dangle earrings.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Deadline to become an Illinois Artisan
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. Find out more ...


Parde of Quilts Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In conjuction with our Botanical Ceramics and Artisan Quilt Exhibition, we are hosting our annual Quilt Open House. Find out more ...


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