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Art Web Exhibits

  ISM Web Offerings: Art   

Image from A Family Farm Album: Photography of Frank Sadorus
A Family Farm Album: Photography of Frank Sadorus
The wonderful photographer Frank Sadorus lived and worked on a farm in eastern Illinois. He was an amateur photographer who chronicled his life and times. The three galleries in this exhibit feature his work and historical farm implements.


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Art in the Abstract
This version of the Museum's popular exhibition offers an introduction to understanding abstract art through a variety of interactive resources. It features examples of abstract art from the Illinois State Museum collection. It also highlights the career of Manierre Dawson, a pioneer of abstract art in the Midwest. Fine Arts Activities, Projects, and Lesson Plans stressing the elements of abstraction in art and based on I.S.B.E Standards and Goals for art education are included for Grades 1-12.



Image from L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith
L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith
The L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith exhibition revists Kington's early cast silver and bronze toys of the 1960s, his pivotal pieces of forged iron and steel while transitioning into blacksmithing, a series of forged iron kinetic weathervanes, painted Icarus pieces, and follows ultimately to his larger, contemporary abstract sculptures to present us with crosiers, spires, and crescents. This exhibition is comprised of objects borrowed from private and museum collections.



Image from Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Learn about what Lewis and Clark did, whom they met, and what they saw in Illinois during the winter of 1804 when they were preparing for their epic journey to the West.



Image from Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection
Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection
Morton D. Barker, a resident and businessman of Springfield, donated his collection of classical paperweights to the ISM in 1976. The collection of over 150 objects includes excellent examples of millefiori, lampwork, and sulphides. The major glass factories of France and the United States are represented. Learn how each type of paperweight was made.




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MuseumLink Art Web Exhibits
The Web exhibits are: Three Chicago Painters - Emil Armin, Bertrude Abercrombie, and Julia Thecla; Two Illinois Photographers - Nathan Lerner and Frank Sadorus; Illinois Quilts and Quilters - Learn about the different styles, eras, and patterns of quilts; Illinois Folk Art - pottery, textiles, paintings, and sculpture made by untrained and trained artists in the 19th century; Victorian Furniture; Themes in Art and Folk Art - Abundance, Remembrance, Coming of Age, and Sense of Place


Image from MuseumLink Behind the Scenes at the Museum
MuseumLink Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Behind the Scenes lets students learn about museum careers of curator, preparator, director, resesarch assistant, and other jobs involved with running a museum. It offers descriptions of the ISM collections and research programs in Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Geology, and Art. There is sections on how to mount an exhibit, how to restore an object, how donations are handled, how exhibit murals are made, and how prehistoric environments and lifeways are reconstructed from evidence. Suggestions are given for students to create an exhibit and research objects.


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MuseumLink Native American Module
Learn about the Archaic, Woodland, Late Prehistoric and historic eras of Native American lifeways in Illinois. Lesson plans include the topics of foodways, architecture, clothing, rituals, symbols, and games. This is the most thorough exhibit on the Web of Illinois-related Native American information. Activities are also provided for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout badges.


Image from River Web: American Bottom Landing Site
River Web: American Bottom Landing Site
Web exhibit on the history and anthropology of the American Bottom's landscapes and Native American and Euro-American cultures


  Physical Exhibits: Art   

Anthropology Exhibit: Illinois State Museum, Springfield
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: Illinois State Museum, Springfield
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: ISM Lockport Gallery

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

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- Opening September 08, 2014: ISM Chicago Gallery

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 ...

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Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- Opening September 21, 2014: Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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 ...

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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temporary/PERMANENT Gallery -- June 21, 2014 to October 05, 2014: Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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The Art of Description -- Opening November 05, 2014: ISM Lockport Gallery

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: Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center

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

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



The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum: Illinois State Museum, Springfield
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 ...



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