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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Friday, November 01, 2013, ISM Springfield   

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 ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

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.

 

Find out more ...


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.

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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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: Changes in China in the Past Century: Culture, Education, Music and More
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Hong Qian, Ph.D., Illinois State Museum

Dr. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: The 1960s: From Beatles to Bell Bottoms
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It's been 50 years since the Beatles' first American tour! Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Celebrating Black History Month
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy picture books written by African American authors.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Pueblo Katsina Religion
ISM Research & Collections Center
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

PLEASE NOTE: Brown Bag presentation will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, instead of the usual Wednesday date.

Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: LaSalle's Lasting Legacy in the Illinois Country
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Mark Walczynski, Starved Rock Educational and Historical Foundation; Illinois Valley Community College

The legacy of French explorer RenJ de La Salle is alive and well in today’s Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANTARCTICA
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jeffrey Saunders, Ph.D., Curator and Chair of Geology, Illinois State Museum

In October 1965 three young men from Minnesota (Jeff Saunders, a geology student; John Folk, a botany student; and Pete McCarthy, a Boundary Waters vagabond) traveled to McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1) as part of the 1965/1966 US Antarctic Research Program support staff. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Mahasarakham Harmonicas: The Khaen mouth organ and other Thai musical instruments
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Sharon Graf, University of Illinois Springfield

This presentation introduces Thai culture and musical instruments including the Khaen mouth organ of NE Thailand and the Saw Oo coconut fiddle of the classical orchestra. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Tracing Thom Whalen's Influences & A Sneak Peak at some Protext Art!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ISM Curator of Art Robert Sill will discuss some of his research for his next two curatorial projects: FOCUS 4, THOM WHALEN and Protext Art: When Visual Art Meets the Written Word.

This slideshow will wander through some of the art by artists who have influenced FOCUS 4 artist Thom Whalen’s artistic oeuvre.  By examining the sources of the artist’s inspiration, we get a glimpse into his creative process and how those influences get combined into his unique production. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Eagles, Falcons, & Hawks: Not Just Sports Teams
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

From the trees in the forest to the trees along the highway, it's time to start seeing raptors! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Hear your favorite Dr. Suess books in honor of his birthday.

Join us each month for a program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Spanish Entradas and Indian Roads: The 16th-Century Interior of the U.S. Southeast
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, Illinois State University

Several 16th-century accounts relate the expedition of Hernando de Soto and his army in the Southeast during the spring of 1540, as well as the forays of Juan Pardo and his soldiers in 1567. Find out more ...


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

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