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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 -- Opening May 06, 2014: ISM Lockport Gallery

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.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.



Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions -- April 14, 2014 to August 15, 2014: ISM Chicago Gallery

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: Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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: Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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

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 ...

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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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 ...



The Urge to Embellish -- January 01, 2014 to May 25, 2014: Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center

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.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.



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