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Current Exhibits - ISM Springfield

  Exhibits at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield   

Entrance to Changes
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Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments
Did you know that Illinois was once located south of the Equator? Or that Illinois was once a tropical sea teeming with marine life? Ever wonder what life was like in Illinois millions of years ago? Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments allows visitors to travel into the past to see how Illinois has changed and how it continues to change today. Find out more ...



At Home in the Heartland
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 ...



Peoples of the Past
Life-sized dioramas and finely crafted artifacts bring to life Illinois' rich Native American heritage. Find out more ...



Anthropology Exhibit
These case exhibits focus on archaeological and ethnographic topics and artifacts such as Native American pottery, basketry, weavings, weapons, and tools. Find out more ...



The Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection

Over the course of twenty years, Morton D. Barker (1888-1967) of Springfield, Illinois, amassed a large and prestigious collection of paperweights, most of which were created in post-Napoleonic era France. Find out more ...



The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
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 ...



  Changing Exhibits at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Friday 28 August 2015   

Hot Science Gallery: The Science of Extinction -- April 10, 2015 to September 10, 2015

The elephant in the room is that one day, if we aren’t careful, the elephant will never be in the room again. Extinction is forever – at least for now. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from April 10, 2015 to September 10, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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Spectrum: Selections from Fine and Decorative Arts -- August 14, 2015 to September 25, 2015

Opening August 14, 2015 through September 25, 2015
Illinois State Museum
Second Floor Art Galleries

New Exhibition Open at the Illinois State Museum Springfield Gallery. The Spectrum exhibition features a sampling of the broad range of art and artifacts found in the Illinois State Museum’s collections of fine and decorative art. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from August 14, 2015 to September 25, 2015

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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temporary | PERMANENT Gallery: Pro-Text Additions from the Collection -- May 24, 2015 to September 18, 2015

This exhibition features visual art from the ISM Fine Art Collection. From academically trained artists producing modern and contemporary art to self-taught intuitive creatives that carry on folk art traditions, this show includes virtually every media imaginable including: paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works.

Curated by Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum
Exhibit open May 24, 2015 until September 18, 2015

The temporary|PERMANENT gallery on the second floor is devoted to sharing the riches held in the Illinois State Museum Collection and the associated research generated by our curatorial staff. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from May 24, 2015 to September 18, 2015

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



  Exhibits coming soon to the Illinois State Museum, Springfield   

The next changing exhibit has not yet been scheduled, please check back.

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