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Current Exhibits

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  Now on Exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield   

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Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments
Did you know that Illinois was once located south of the Equator? Or that Illinois was once a tropical sea teeming with marine life? Ever wonder what life was like in Illinois millions of years ago? Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments allows visitors to travel into the past to see how Illinois has changed and how it continues to change today. Find out more ...



At Home in the Heartland
Listen to the stories of real people who lived in Illinois. Immerse yourself in the dramatic changes in household life over the past 300 years. Find out more ...



Peoples of the Past
Life-sized dioramas and finely crafted artifacts bring to life Illinois' rich Native American heritage. Find out more ...



Anthropology Exhibit
These case exhibits focus on archaeological and ethnographic topics and artifacts such as Native American pottery, basketry, weavings, weapons, and tools. Find out more ...



The Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection

Over the course of twenty years, Morton D. Barker (1888-1967) of Springfield, Illinois, amassed a large and prestigious collection of paperweights, most of which were created in post-Napoleonic era France. Find out more ...



The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
The Play Museum is a free children's area at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield. Hours are Monday-Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.). Find out more ...



  Changing Exhibits at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield   

Hot Science Gallery -- June 21, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Distress Calls: Birds of Illinois chronicles the plight of the Passenger Pigeon and the lessons learned from its extinction as well as highlights recently released research by ISM zoologist H. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from June 21, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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John James Audubon: Extinct and Endangered Species Exhibition Opens -- October 19, 2014 to January 18, 2015

A selection of the Illinois State Museum's John James Audubon print collection will be showcased in a new exhibition in the Museum's temporary|PERMANENTgallery on the second floor. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from October 19, 2014 to January 18, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- September 21, 2014 to February 15, 2015

Sketches, journals, preparations. . .Everything in Place focuses on the preparatory materials kept “at hand” which both inspire and document the creative process. These materials are the quick doodles, working sketches, studies, maps, diagrams and drawings rendered in preparation for a specific work of art. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from September 21, 2014 to February 15, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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  Now on Exhibit at the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum   

The River Valley Gallery
The River Valley Gallery explores the character of the Illinois River and traces the interaction between the river and the people who lived along it from the end of the Ice Age to the present day. Find out more ...



People of the Valley
People of the Valley portrays a sequence of cultures -- from Ice-Age hunters to the tribal groups that left Illinois in the 19th century -- through artifacts, murals, photographs, and exciting hands-on exhibits. Find out more ...



Reflections on Three Worlds
Reflections on Three Worlds reveals the world of Mississippian people whose 800-year-old sites surround the museum today. The exhibits depict the complex life and culture of these people, trace in detail the evidence of archaeology, and lead to a spectacular multimedia event that takes one through a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, symbols, music and voices of the three worlds of Mississippian belief.rn Find out more ...



Eveland Village
The Museum Grounds - 230 acres that include a scenic picnic area and playground, and the Eveland Village, where the excavated remains of three early Indian buildings are preserved for viewing. Find out more ...



The transitional exhibits are being changed, check back for exhibits coming soon to the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum

  Exhibits coming soon to the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum   

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  Changing Exhibits at the ISM Lockport Gallery   

The Art of Description -- November 12, 2014 to April 03, 2015

The Art of Description addresses how artists report the sensory phenomena of the world from a distinctive vantage point, evoking a sense of presence or atmosphere beyond information. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Lockport Gallery from November 12, 2014 to April 03, 2015

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Find out more about future exhibits at ISM Lockport Gallery...

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  Changing Exhibits at the Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Fragile Relations: Art + Nature + Environment -- November 09, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Fragile Relations highlights the work of 14 Illinois artists inspired by nature and the environment. The exhibition is organized by Jane Stevens, ISM Associate Curator of Art and is on exhibit through March 15, 2015.

Artists:

  • Denise Bellezzo
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Jeff Crisman
  • Mary Ellen Croteau
  • Marjorie David
  • Donna Hapac
  • Carole Komarek
  • Nora Lloyd
  • Alex Lopez
  • Xavier Nuez
  • Mayra Pimentel
  • Jean Sousa
  • Michele Stutts
  • Toby Zallman
Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Southern Illinois Art Gallery from November 09, 2014 to March 15, 2015

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Find out more about future exhibits at Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center...

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  Changing Exhibits at the ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans, Chicago   

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- September 08, 2014 to February 06, 2015

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art explores the combinative practices of artists who use language or text in their visual art. This exhibition showcases art that incorporates words, letters, or text, for narrative or graphic impact. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Chicago Gallery from September 08, 2014 to February 06, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Find out more about future exhibits at ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans, Chicago...

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