Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Events on Wednesday, April 03, 2013, ISM Springfield
Brownbag Lectures: Virtual Illinois: A Roadside Guide to the Prairie State
ISM Research & Collections Center Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by Chris Widga, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum
How do you effectively communicate history to the public? Is it better to visualize history as a myriad of varied threads, or is synthesis possible (or even desirable)? Being linked to local places, community histories are--in many ways--inherently geographic. Find out more ...
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Events, ISM Springfield
Brownbag Lectures: MORE IS MORE: Victorian Fancy Work and Household Elegancies
ISM Research & Collections Center Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by Jim Zimmer, Director for Art and History, Illinois State Museum
In the last half of the 19th century, “proper” American homes became showrooms for hand-made ornamental objects that by today’s standards of interior decoration are curious, foreign and obsessive.Portieres,lambrequins and antimacassars were commonplace in parlors, and objects made from feathers, seeds and even human hair garnered admiration.Jim Zimmer delves into this period by examining the underlying causes and influences for the proliferation of American “home arts” and shares the diverse manifestation of Victorian fancywork and household elegancies.
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Saturday, December 14, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Illinois State Museum invites families to come make winter-themed art at this month’s Super Saturday, Winter Craft Day, on December 14th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.These crafts could make great gifts or decorations, but most importantly they will be a lot of fun to create! Find out more ...
Handmade for the Holidays Art Spree
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Still need to make that holiday shopping spree? This year, go on an Art Spree!