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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 ...



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

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this exhibition is being closed as of June 22, 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

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, this exhibition is being closed as of June 22, 2015

Today's environmentalists urge the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of future generations. 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

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum – Springfield, this exhibition is being closed in increments between June 17 and June 30, 2015

This exhibition explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Find out more ...

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

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Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- Opening October 13, 2015

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this exhibition is being cancelled

This exhibition explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Find out more ...

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Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- April 08, 2015 to October 18, 2015

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois Art & Artisan Center’s Southern Illinois Art Gallery, this exhibition is being closed as of June 16, 2015

Sketches, journals, preparations. 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

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The Art of Description -- Opening October 04, 2015

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum – Springfield, this exhibition is being cancelled

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   

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 ...


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 ...


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

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 ...


Julia Haw and Curator John Lustig in conversation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

Join us at the Museum for a special after-hours evening that starts with a conversation between artist Julia Haw and curator John Lustig (Director, ISM Lockport) about Haw’s current work and her 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

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

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 ...


Thom Walen and Curator Robert Sill in converstation
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, this program is being cancelled

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 ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
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