Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Events on Saturday, October 12, 2013, ISM Springfield
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 ...
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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!