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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: An Art Historian's Sketchbook: The Female Figure
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator of Art, ISM Lockport Gallery

The female form has been depicted by many artists—both male and female—within all genres throughout art history. Find out more ...


FIRST FRIDAY @ the ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM: LOCALICIOUS PART DEUX
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, October 03, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday is back! Your state museum is open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Elepant Toothpaste
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Jason King, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

The Golden Eagle site (11C120), located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Calhoun County, is the only known Lower Illinois Valley mound site that includes an earthen enclosure. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Island Dwarfs and Impossible Giants, The Fossil Elephants of Greece
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Chris Widga, PhD, Associate Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

Greece and the Aegean Islands have a rich and diverse record of extinct elephants. Find out more ...


Ancient Earthworks of Ohio: 2014 Archaeology, History, & Natural History Bus Trip
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum will be the study leader for the trip.

Join us as we discover the mysteries of the prehistoric mound builders in southern and central Ohio. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Far Out Rocks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore the geology of space with specimens from the Museum's collection, games, and crafts.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Rocks that Glow
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: In Space
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about space and see specimens from the Museum's collections. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Archaeological Bone and Shell: The 2014 ICAZ Conference in San Rafael, Argentina
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) promotes archaeological research on the past relationships between humans and animals worldwide. Find out more ...


The Great ShakeOut & National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

9:30 AM-4:30 PM The Great ShakeOut… and So Much More: The Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes. Find out more ...


Central U.S. Earthquakes: What We Know and What to Expect
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this talk, presented by Robert Bauer, engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the speaker will discuss what is known about earthquakes in the Central U.S., both historic and pre-historic, as well as what to do during an earthquake and why. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Quake and Shake!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Factors Affecting Distribution and Genetics of the Western Slimy Salamander
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Bill Peterman of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Prairie Research Institute will examine the Western Slimy Salamander.  He will explain where the Salamanders live and why. 

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Cloud in Jar
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Creatures of the Night
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about nocturnal animals, see specimens from the Museum's collection, play games, and make crafts. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Fall Fun
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about fall. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Discovering Late Victorian East St. Louis: Urban Archaeology and the New Mississippi River Bridge Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by: Dr. Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Teams of archaeologists from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) conducted large-scale excavations in East St. Find out more ...


Biodiversity Blitz! Family Event
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about Illinois' threatened and endangered species and celebrate conservation success stories with hands-on games and activities. Find out more ...


Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Many of the finest pieces of the Museum's collections were donated by people with a passion for collecting. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Who? Who? Owls!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, December 08, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about owls and see specimens from the Museum's collections.

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Freshwater Mussels of the Illinois River Basin: Community Variation and Change
Presented by: Dr. Robert Warren
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Biologists have documented 79 species in the state, and mussel populations were formerly quite large. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Celebrations Around the World
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about winter-time cultural celebrations from around the globe, play games, and make crafts.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum! 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   

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 ...


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 ...


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

  Events on Friday, April 18, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

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 ...


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

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andrew J. Upton, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University and an R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern, will present a talk titled: “Technological and Social Dimensions of Late Prehistoric Pottery: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study” at the Wednesday, October 1, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, October 02, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Cool Cats”. Find out more ...


Federal Duck Stamp Exhibition
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, October 02, 2014 - Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is pleased to be the host site for the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp exhibit.This exhibit is brought to the area by the Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Havana, IL.The exhibit is on display in the museum lobby until October 14, 2014.

 

Jennifer Miller, an artist from Olean, N.Y., is the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Sunday, October 05, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Bluegrass and Folk Duo - The Gordons
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Internationally acclaimed Bluegrass and Folk duo The Gordons return to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Find out more ...


Native American Game Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents Native American Game Day on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Goin' Batty!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we learn all about bats. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts. Live bat presentation courtesy of Incredible Bats will begin at 2:00 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, November 06, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Gobble, Gobble."  

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Kid's Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Art in Illinois - Discover the variety of art people created long ago. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, December 04, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Game Day."  

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Family Night at the Museum
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explore the Museum at night. Then, snuggle up by the "fire" for some good ole' fashioned storytelling by Marilyn A. Find out more ...


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

  Events on Friday, April 18, 2014, 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 ...


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: 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 ...


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.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

Find out more ...


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.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

Find out more ...


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.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

Find out more ...


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 ...


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

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