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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 -- May 06, 2014 to October 17, 2014

The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery’s new 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 ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Lockport Gallery from May 06, 2014 to October 17, 2014

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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

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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

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Pro-Text Art: When Words Enter Visual Art -- Opening September 08, 2014

Pro-Text Art: 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 ...

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Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- Opening September 21, 2014

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 ...

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temporary/PERMANENT Gallery -- June 21, 2014 to October 05, 2014

A Rural Lens: Photographs of Frank Sadorus
Self-taught photographer Frank Sadorus (1880-1934) captured on glass plate negatives the seemingly idyllic existence of a central Illinois farm family. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from June 21, 2014 to October 05, 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 Art of Description -- June 15, 2014 to October 19, 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 ...

Currently on exhibit at the Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center from June 15, 2014 to October 19, 2014

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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   

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 ...


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 ...


Summer Art Series 2014
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, June 13, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Find out more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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