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Art Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: Art   

2015 Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit -- May 04, 2015 to June 02, 2015

Dickson Mounds Museum and the USFWS Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce the first showing of the 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Competition winners. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum from May 04, 2015 to June 02, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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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 ...



Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions -- April 28, 2015 to September 18, 2015

Barbara Aubin / collage, mixed media and prints
Guy Benson
/ paintings and drawings
Julia Haw
/ paintings and drawings
Thom Whalen
/ paintings, prints and sculpture

Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions is an ongoing program that highlights work by accomplished artists in four separate exhibits. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Lockport Gallery from April 28, 2015 to September 18, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History -- March 02, 2015 to July 10, 2015

Today's environmentalists urge the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of future generations. However, prior to modern scientists developing the "carbon footprints" concept, indigenous peoples embraced the concept of the interconnectivity of all people and nature.

Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History exhibition tells stories that broadly communicate the cultural and environmental landscape of Illinois today and in the past. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Chicago Gallery from March 02, 2015 to July 10, 2015

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Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- March 08, 2015 to September 13, 2015

This exhibition explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Works by emerging and mid-career artists from throughout the state of Illinois are featured alongside select works drawn from the Illinois State Museum Fine Art Collection. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from March 08, 2015 to September 13, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- April 08, 2015 to October 18, 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 Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center from April 08, 2015 to October 18, 2015

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temporary | PERMANENT Gallery: Pro-Text Additions from the Collection -- May 24, 2015 to August 23, 2015

Complimenting and building on the theme of the main exhibition Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art, this exhibition features visual art from the ISM Fine Art Collection. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from May 24, 2015 to August 23, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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The Art of Description -- Opening October 04, 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 ...

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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 ...



  ISM System Events: Art   

Modern Pop Art Experience with Michael Albert
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Father’s Day and make an amazing work of art from cereal boxes! New York artist and author Michael Albert will visit the Museum to provide a cereal box collage workshop for families. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.

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