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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 ...



Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work Finished Painting by the "EL" -- Opening November 03, 2014

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in the Atrium 

Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work Finished Painting by the "EL" November 3 - 7, 2014.     

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Find out more ...

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



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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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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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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The Art of Description -- Opening November 12, 2014

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 ...



Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans -- Opening November 03, 2014

The exhibition is titled Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans. Native American artists include Jimmy "two dogs" Coplin, Kiowa, Blind Vietnam War veteran; Robert Wapahi, Dakota/Santee, U.S. Find out more ...

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



  ISM System Events: Art   

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


LOCALICIOUS FIRST FRIDAY PART 3
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, November 07, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday is just around the corner! Your state museum will be open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois, and this fall, we are absolutely “Localicious.” In addition to fun flavors and activities, take time to investigate our recently opened art exhibits on the second floor, artisan work and more in the Museum Store, and first floor natural history exhibits – both permanent and changing.

WHEN: Friday, November 7, 5-8PM
WHAT:LOCALICIOUS FIRST FRIDAY PART 3
FREE Admission/Cash Bar
Free Parking in the Adjacent State Lots
WHERE:Illinois State Museum502 S. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 5, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


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

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