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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Satur-Play! - Letters to Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 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: Botanical Studies in the Illinois Ozarks, Rare Plants, Pollinators, and Prairies
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by
William E. McClain

Three species of the plant genus Phemeranthus occur in Illinois and two of these, P. Find out more ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, May 08, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience the Illinois State Museum After Hours!
Meet up with friends for SECOND Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Art Speaks!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For centuries artists have combined text and art to convey stories. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Sticky Letters!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 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: Just Pictures
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sometimes the pictures tell the whole story. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The End of an Era? Early Holocene Caribou Hunting Strategies in the Upper Great Lakes
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. John M. O’Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan

With the grudging withdrawal of the continental ice sheets at the end of the Pleistocene, the Great Lakes oscillated between higher and lower water levels before stabilizing at modern elevations. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Fun Flight!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 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: Looking Back, Moving Forward: 40 Years in Review
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The best part of any journey is the people we meet along the way.

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Art of Kite Making!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 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 ...


Summer Passport Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Passport Program
May 25 - August 16
Free • Recommended for grades K-5

The Summer Museum Passport program is back! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: A Personal Introduction to Scandinavian-American Dance Music
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

With Recorded and Live Demonstrations by Dr. Erich Schroeder
and Dr. Sharon Graf and Dale C. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Go Fish?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Growing Up Wild: Penguins on Parade
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about penguins and other birds who cannot fly.

Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Growing Up Wild: Penguins on Parade
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn about penguins and other birds who cannot fly.

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - That's a Wrap!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 06, 2015, 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 ...


Sticky Icky Ooey Gooey Summer Camp
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 08, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please note that the above times only reflect the full day camp. See below for half day and extended care times.

Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12
Entering grades K-2
Full Day: 9 am-4 pm, Members $135, Non-members $150
Half Day: 9 am-Noon or 1-4 pm, Members $90, Non-members $100
Extended care 8-9 am & 4-5 pm: $10/day

Play with art and science this summer! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: "A Sunny" Story Time
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 08, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

It keeps us warm, gives light, helps plants grow, and so much more. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: The Magic School Bus Sees Stars
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms. Frizzle and the gang blast off into space to learn about stars.

Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: The Magic School Bus Sees Stars
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ms. Frizzle and the gang blast off into space to learn about stars.

Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Skywatchers of Ancient North America: Celestial Alignments with Mounds, Structures, and Stone Circles
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by William R. Iseminger, Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

Archaeological investigations have revealed that ancient peoples in North America employed astronomical observations in order to determine the onset of various seasons as well as to understand the length of the year. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Solar Powered
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Everything in our solar system revolves around one huge ball of fiery gas: the sun. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Solar Paper
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Kids Discover Bats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

There are over 1,000 kinds of bats. Learn about these gentle, helpful creatures and how you can help them survive.

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   

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

Maria Burk Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015, 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 ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

FIRST NATIONS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL presentation
The OTHER 51%: Native American Women Directors

Join us Friday, May 29th at 1 pm at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery for a presentation of new and recent films by Native American Women Directors. Find out more ...


Panel/Discussion "Footprints Through Time: Personal Histories vs Shared Culture"
ISM Chicago Gallery
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Special Event and Time
Free and open to the public

Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Saturday, May 30th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
(Enter through the LaSalle Street door only)

COMMON CULTURAL THREADS

Panelists:

Frances L. Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium: Visions from Morton College
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, June 05, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Visions >From Morton College
Illinois Student artists from Morton College

Art by:
Kathryn A. Find out more ...


July Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beth Shadur Find out more ...


August Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hugh Spector Find out more ...


September Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Terry Gomien Find out more ...


October Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Robin Power Find out more ...


November Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, November 01, 2015 - Monday, November 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sue Scaife Find out more ...


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

  Events on Friday, May 30, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

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 ...


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

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Kid's Day — Mother's Day Gift Ideas
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dads, bring the kids by to create a special gift for Mom, such as pottery, hair pieces, and jewelry. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Thomas J. Loebel, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a talk titled “The Secret Lives of Paleoindians: Ice Age Social and Ritual Systems in the Western Great Lakes” at the Wednesday, May 6, 2015, meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Dinosaurs. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Mound Survey
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Mound Survey as part of the Nature Trek series on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Hickory Grove Bluegrass Band
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the Hickory Grove Bluegrass Band to our stage on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Hickory Grove is a new, local bluegrass and gospel group from Central Illinois featuring not only the traditional bluegrass instrumentation of Guitar, Banjo bass and fiddle, but also an accordion.

The group has been performing for the past several years in regional nursing homes and churches and entertains at clubs/groups/bistros and is the host band for Lloyd Loar's Hometown Bluegrass Festival, Lewistown, IL. Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: The Small-Town Experience in Spoon River Anthology
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a lecture, “The Small Town Experience in Spoon River Anthology”, as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Spoon River Anthology program series, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults 101
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Work alongside archaeologists and gain insight into this profession. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults 102
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Participation in the previous week’s camp or in the camps held at Dickson Mounds in 2013-2014 is a pre-requisite. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Thursday, June 04, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 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 ...


IVAS Lecture: Ancient Buried Cities in Illinois: Recent Excavations at Meredosia and East St. Louis
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Brad H. Koldehoff, Chief Archaeologist at the Illinois Department of Transportation and a research associate at the Illinois State Museum and Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present the talk “Ancient Buried Cities in Illinois: Recent Excavations at Meredosia and East St. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, June 04, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time program will be “Tunes for Tots”. Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Understanding Illinois Burial Grounds and Cemeteries
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, IL

Cemeteries are places with specific above ground visual and material features including graves, grave markers, landscaping, fences, and a recognizable spatial arrangement. Find out more ...


Nature Adventure Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Experience the Illinois River Valley. Participants may hike, canoe, bird watch, collect water samples, and learn how ancient and historic people used the resources of the land to survive. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Ruth and Max Bloomquist
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is pleased to welcome Ruth and Max Bloomquist to the Dickson Mounds Museum stage on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Find out more ...


Celebrate the Summer Solstice
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Join us (5AM-6:30AM) as we welcome the beginning of summer. We’ll watch the sunrise and enjoy a bonfire and live music by New Age musician Paul Adams, as we learn about how past and present people around the world recognized the significance of the position of the sun at particular times of the year.

Find out more ...


Nature Explorers Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the past and the present in the Illinois River Valley. Learn how people lived in this area and utilized its resources over thousands of years. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Geology Tour
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the geology of the Lewistown-Havana area, and how the Illinois River Valley was formed. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, July 02, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Fun Fish.

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Experience a Voyageur Canoe
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us and bring your friends because we’ll need a lot of people to paddle a 28 and 34 foot voyageur canoe! Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Love, Itself
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, July 17, 2015, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Event Location:
Dickson Mounds Museum Outdoor Stage

Fulton County Playhouse Performance: Love, Itself 

Join us for the Fulton County Playhouse’s performance of Love, Itself. Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Love, Itself
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Location:
Dickson Mounds Museum Outdoor Stage

Playhouse Performance: Love, Itself 

Join us for the Fulton County Playhouse’s performance of Love, Itself. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Sweet Potatoes
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is pleased to welcome The Sweet Potatoes to the Dickson Mounds Museum stage on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

The Sweet Potatoes come out of Southern California to dish up their own unique blend of country, folk and homespun Americana. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, August 06, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be 4-H's Animal Friends.

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Lockport   

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 ...


Thom Walen and Curator Robert Sill in converstation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Museum when artist Thom Whalen and exhibition curator Robert Sill (Assistant Director of Art, ISM Springfield) discuss Whalen’s current work and important moments in his career as an Illinois artist. 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

Aaron Miller Drawing from Life

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 - 2:00 PM

1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm
Three sessions, All Art Supplies, All Day
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This is the day to learn about the latest products being offered by Dick Blick Art Supplies, a family-owned Illinois company since 1911. 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 ...


Barbara Aubin (1928-2014) remembered by Curator Jane Stevens
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Barbara Aubin, Illinois artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University, as well as Loyola, SAIC, and UW-Milwaukee. Find out more ...


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

  Events on Friday, May 30, 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.

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