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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 ...



Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois -- Opening May 06, 2014

This exhibition presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War by uncovering the fascinating stories of Illinois women who rigorously supported their fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, and friends from the home front. Find out more ...

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions -- April 14, 2014 to August 15, 2014

Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions is an ongoing program that highlights work by accomplished artists in four separate exhibits. The artists are selected by four fine arts curators from various sites of the state-wide Illinois State Museum system. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Chicago Gallery from April 14, 2014 to August 15, 2014

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment -- March 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Fragile Relations highlights the work of fourteen Illinois artists who are inspired by nature and the environment and show diverse ways of perceiving and experiencing the world. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from March 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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temporary/PERMANENT Gallery -- March 02, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Recent Acquisitions
March 2 — April 27, 2014

This exhibition features a small sampling of the many recent additions to the collection of fine and decorative arts. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from March 02, 2014 to April 27, 2014

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The Art of Description -- Opening November 05, 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 ...



The Urge to Embellish -- January 01, 2014 to May 25, 2014

The Urge to Embellish gives visitors the opportunity to view an eclectic array of new acquisitions and rarely seen works from the Illinois State Museum Collection made predominantly by non-professional artists. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center from January 01, 2014 to May 25, 2014

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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  ISM System Events: Art   

Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium.
This is the third and final phase of her interactive project.
 
Over the past two years, Audrey Ushenko has been sketching the building and documenting the people who go through the building each day. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Thom Whalen’s (Chatham IL) art has a glow like stained glass; a psychedelic, highly crafted world of writhing sensual forms stretched taught across the picture plane. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Barbara Aubin (Chicago IL) has created incredibly complex and beautiful visual landscapes for over four decades. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Julia Haw with curator John Lustig
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Julia Haw with curator John Lustig will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Julia Haw's (Chicago IL) object based and figurative paintings and drawings are confrontations with the self, the psyche and the audience. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Guy Benson (Evanston IL) paints symbols and shapes in ordered patterns that banter in a conspiracy between precise rendering and visual riot. Find out more ...


Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
ISM Lockport Gallery
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ISM Lockport Gallery will be open special hours on Saturday, June 14, from 11am to 5 pm and extended hours, Sunday, June 15, from 11am to 5 pm, during the Canal Days festival for viewing of the exhibition Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois.

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Finding Hallowed Ground: America's Civil War Sites Today
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The audience will be treated to an interactive presentation as author Michael Weeks shares not only his personal experiences, but information about traveling to the sites and the rewards of being “on hallowed ground.” Book signing after. Find out more ...


John Siblik "River Weaving"
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A “How’d They Do That?” event, come hear directly from the artist about the temporary outdoor installation “River Weaving” IN the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour and Public Reception
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to participate in a gallery walk-n-talk led by Angela Goebel-Bain, Curator of Decorative Arts and curator of the exhibition “Loyal Hearts.” The Curator will focus on the stories of selected objects in the exhibition. Find out more ...


Civil War Nurse, Clara Barton
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

History comes to life in this first-person portrayal by historian Leslie Goddard. Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. Find out more ...


Naturally Inspired Art Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am to Noon
Grades (completed): 3-5
Early registration (by July 9): $35 Members, $45 for Non-members
Late registration (after July 9): $40 Members, $50 for Non-members
Register at bit.ly/natinspire3-5 by July 20

For centuries, artists have drawn inspiration from the world around them. Find out more ...


Naturally Inspired Art Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grades (completed): 1-2
Early registration (by July 9): $35 Members, $45 for Non-members
Late registration (after July 9): $40 Members, $50 for Non-members
Register at bit.ly/natinspire1-2 by July 20

For centuries, artists have drawn inspiration from the world around them. Find out more ...


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

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