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Current Exhibits - ISM Springfield

  Exhibits at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield   

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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, Sunday 01 February 2015   

Sketches, Journals, Preparations. . .Everything in Place -- September 21, 2014 to February 15, 2015

Sketches, journals, preparations. . .Everything in Place focuses on the preparatory materials kept “at hand” which both inspire and document the creative process. These materials are the quick doodles, working sketches, studies, maps, diagrams and drawings rendered in preparation for a specific work of art. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from September 21, 2014 to February 15, 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   

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art -- Opening March 08, 2015

This exhibition explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Works by emerging and mid-career artists from throughout the state of Illinois are featured alongside select works drawn from the Illinois State Museum Fine Art Collection. Find out more ...

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


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