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Art Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: Art   

2015 Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit -- May 03, 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 03, 2015 to June 02, 2015

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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

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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

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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 -- Opening May 24, 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 ...

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temporary | PERMANENT Gallery: Remembering Lincoln -- February 01, 2015 to May 17, 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 ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from February 01, 2015 to May 17, 2015

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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   

Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Art Speaks!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For centuries artists have combined text and art to convey stories. Find out more ...


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 ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, May 08, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience the Illinois State Museum After Hours!
Meet up with friends for SECOND Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


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