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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: The Discovery of Dawn Redwood, a Living Fossil from the Age of Dinosaurs
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Hong Qian, Ph.D., Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

The discovery of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which is a living fossil from the age of dinosaurs, has been considered one of the greatest botanical discoveries in the twentieth century. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: The Discovery of Dawn Redwood, a Living Fossil from the Age of Dinosaurs
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Hong Qian, Ph.D., Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

The discovery of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which is a living fossil from the age of dinosaurs, has been considered one of the greatest botanical discoveries in the twentieth century. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: How Women Won the Civil War
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Laura Reyman, President, Soldiers' Aid Society [Affiliated with the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers (Reactivated)]
Find out more ...


"Figurism" Opening Reception
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 03, 2013, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Members of the Illinois State Museum Society are invited to a special reception celebrating the opening of Figurism. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: "I'll Have the High Fiber Special Please, with Some Bone on the Side"
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Jeffrey J. Saunders, Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

This illustrated presentation is a brief survey of trace fossils known as coprolites (fossil poop) left behind by large mammals of the Pleistocene, primarily herbivores, and examines what might be learned from their study. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Untangling the Piasa's Tale: A Revised Interpretation
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Duane Esarey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Lost accounts and contradictory details have made painted images on the rock bluff at Alton, Illinois an enduring source of mystery. Find out more ...


Figuratively Speaking Series: Preston Jackson, sculptor
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jackson will discuss his role as head of the figurative area at the School of the Art Institute, and how he has used the human form and his African American heritage as subject in his art. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Rockin' Minerals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the State Museum! Super Saturdays are held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11am-3pm and offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 3-8. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, October 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Harp: An Introduction and History
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erich Schroeder, Illinois State Mueum, and Maureen Douglas

Find out more ...


National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Museum is partnering with the National Park Service for the 4th annual National Fossil Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Building the Bridge: The Collaborative Art of Mike Miller and Brian Gillis
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Michael James Miller, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of Illinois Springfield

Mike Miller will discuss his approach to creative collaboration as a visual artist. Find out more ...


People Watching Gallery Talk
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Museum Society Members Only

Don't miss this gallery talk with Figurism curator Douglas Stapleton. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Global Diversity of Freshwater Mussels: The Mussel Project: 11 Years and Counting
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kevin S. Cummings, Illinois Natural History Survey

"MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE ONE MOLLUSK AT A TIME"

The MUSSEL Project (*MUSSELp*, for short) is an on-going study aimed at
the global revision of the classification of the Unionoida, otherwise
known as freshwater mussels. Find out more ...


Downtown Springfield First Friday Events
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, November 01, 2013, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The ISM-Springfield is pleased to participate in Downtown Springfield First Friday events on November 1. Find out more ...


Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 02, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Many of the finest pieces of the Museum's collections were donated by people with a passion for collecting. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Recent applications of 3D technology at the Illinois State Museum: Printing, Pathology, and beyond...
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

3D replication is not new to museums; however, current innovations in 3D technology allow us to tackle many new applications. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Ancient American Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, the Illinois State Museum’s November “Ancient American Art” Super Saturday will celebrate the art of America’s First Peoples. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: "Snakes of Illinois"
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Meredith J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Zoology, Illinois State Museum

Dr. Mahoney will talk about the diversity of snake species in Illinois with information on their biology and natural history.

 

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Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Research and Preservation Efforts at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by William R. Iseminger, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

This presentation will discuss the prehistoric site of Cahokia Mounds and a number of recent research projects that have been taking place over the last decade, including excavations on the North Palisade, Mound 34, Feature X, Tract 15-B, Rattlesnake Mound and Causeway, and various remote sensing projects across the site.

Find out more ...


Figuratively Speaking Series: Judith Raphael, painter
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Raphael will discuss her use of the figure over her career and touch on other artists she admires who are using the figure in contemporary art.

This series will present three one-hour gallery discussions on contemporary use of the human form in art with three top Illinois artists from the Figurism exhibition. Find out more ...


Biodiversity Live! Family Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Illinois is home to an abundance of wildlife. Learn about the plants and animals that call Illinois home and the delicate balance that supports our State's diversity. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: 2013 State of the Museum
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum

Dr. Wiant will talk about research, exhibits, education, and collections at Dickson Mounds Museum.

Find out more ...


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.

Find out more ...


Kids' Night Out: Colors of Winter
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, December 06, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This program has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Find out more ...


Downtown Springfield First Friday Events
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, December 06, 2013, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The ISM-Springfield is pleased to participate in Downtown Springfield’s First Friday events on Dec. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, December 09, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Secret Lives of Paleoindians: Early Social and Ritual Systems in the Western Great Lakes
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Thomas J. Loebel, Ph.D., St. Xavier University, Chicago

Early Paleoindians in North America (circa 12,000 years ago) are understood as having one of the most highly stereotyped archaeological cultures. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Conservation and Cave Ecology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D., Macroinvertebrate Biologist, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois-Urbana

Dr. Find out more ...


Figuratively Speaking Series: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, painter
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spiess-Ferris will talk about the symbolism and surrealism in her figurative collages and paintings.

This series will present three one-hour gallery discussions on contemporary use of the human form in art with three top Illinois artists from the Figurism exhibition. Find out more ...


Handmade for the Holidays Art Spree
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Still need to make that holiday shopping spree? This year, go on an Art Spree!

When:
Saturday, Dec. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Winter Craft Day
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!

When:
Saturday, Dec. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Camels, Carnivores, and Old Collections: Recent Adventures in Iowa Paleontology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology

The fossil record of Illinois and Iowa is forever intertwined. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Five Decades at the Scrape: Observations on Variation in Whitetail Deer Breeding Patterns in Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Alan D. Harn, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

Despite America's long held fascination with the whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), rarely has there been an opportunity to carry out a study focusing on one aspect of whitetail behavior over a period of five decades in one location. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Tusks, Teeth, and Tundra: Ice Age Giants
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites families to learn about the extinct giants you won't find in any zoo! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Winter Animals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Prehistoric Forests, Fields, and Floods: An Ecological History of Cahokia's Emergence and Decline
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Samuel E. Munoz, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In A.D. 1050, Cahokia emerged in the central Mississippi River valley as a major agricultural and political center, and its abandonment by A.D. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Highlights of the Mississippian Installation at the Saint Louis Art Museum
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Amy Clark
Curatorial Research Assistant
Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Saint Louis Art Museum

In 2013 the Saint Louis Art Museum reinstalled the permanent galleries of the Ancient American collection, devoting a large gallery to Mississippian artworks. Find out more ...


Carrol C. Hall Middle School Science Series: Museum Science 101
ISM Research & Collections Center
Saturday, February 01, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades 6-8
Free Program & t-shirt
Registration required
ISM Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Find out more ...


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

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