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Art Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: Art   

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 ...



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 ...



Just Good Art: The Chuck Thurow Gift -- February 04, 2017 to May 07, 2017
This exhibition highlights a major gift of over 100 contemporary artworks given to the Illinois State Museum in 2016 by Chicago collector and arts advocate Chuck Thurow. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from February 04, 2017 to May 07, 2017

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



Manierre Dawson: A Journey to Abstraction -- Opening December 10, 2017

The Illinois State Museum proudly presents Manierre Dawson: A Journey to Abstraction. This exhibition features 16 original oil paintings by this artistic pioneer from the Illinois State Museum’s Fine Art Collection.

Even today, when searching through art history text books on the subject of inventing modern abstraction, it is unlikely that you will find the name Manierre Dawson (1887-1969). Find out more ...

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



The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
The Play Museum is a free children's area at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 to 4:30 p.m.) Closed Monday. Find out more ...



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