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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 ...



Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History -- Opening March 02, 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 ...

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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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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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

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Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- Opening March 08, 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 ...

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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

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temporary | PERMANENT Gallery: Remembering Lincoln -- Opening February 01, 2015

The iconic image of Abraham Lincoln appears in various forms among the collections of the Illinois State Museum. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral in Springfield, this exhibition will feature rarely seen objects that honor the memory of our 16th president. Find out more ...

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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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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   

An Un-Valentine's Evening
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After-hours open house. Free and open to the public.

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Walking Through the Green Tunnel: My Appalacchian Trail Adventure
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 08, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bredlau

Free and open to the public.

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How'd They Do That?
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Describing Art 101 a primer for art-speak led by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Curator's Tour
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Description Curator's Tour led by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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Remembering Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remembering Lincoln

Sponsored by: Illinois State Museum and 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. Find out more ...


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