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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Thursday, November 14, 2013, ISM Springfield   

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 ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: An Art Historian's Sketchbook: The Female Figure
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator of Art, ISM Lockport Gallery

The female form has been depicted by many artists—both male and female—within all genres throughout art history. Find out more ...


FIRST FRIDAY @ the ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM: LOCALICIOUS PART DEUX
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, October 03, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday is back! Your state museum is open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Elepant Toothpaste
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Jason King, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

The Golden Eagle site (11C120), located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Calhoun County, is the only known Lower Illinois Valley mound site that includes an earthen enclosure. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Island Dwarfs and Impossible Giants, The Fossil Elephants of Greece
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Chris Widga, PhD, Associate Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

Greece and the Aegean Islands have a rich and diverse record of extinct elephants. Find out more ...


Ancient Earthworks of Ohio: 2014 Archaeology, History, & Natural History Bus Trip
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum will be the study leader for the trip.

Join us as we discover the mysteries of the prehistoric mound builders in southern and central Ohio. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Far Out Rocks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore the geology of space with specimens from the Museum's collection, games, and crafts.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Rocks that Glow
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: In Space
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about space and see specimens from the Museum's collections. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Archaeological Bone and Shell: The 2014 ICAZ Conference in San Rafael, Argentina
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) promotes archaeological research on the past relationships between humans and animals worldwide. Find out more ...


The Great ShakeOut & National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

9:30 AM-4:30 PM The Great ShakeOut… and So Much More: The Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes. Find out more ...


Central U.S. Earthquakes: What We Know and What to Expect
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this talk, presented by Robert Bauer, engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the speaker will discuss what is known about earthquakes in the Central U.S., both historic and pre-historic, as well as what to do during an earthquake and why. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Quake and Shake!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Factors Affecting Distribution and Genetics of the Western Slimy Salamander
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Bill Peterman of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Prairie Research Institute will examine the Western Slimy Salamander.  He will explain where the Salamanders live and why. 

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Cloud in Jar
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brown Bag Lecture Series
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Three days in O-HI-O: Reflections on the Fall Fieldtrip For Those Deskbound

Presented by Dr. Michael Wiant, Director, Illinois State Museum Dickson Mounds

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Find out more ...


LOCALICIOUS FIRST FRIDAY PART 3
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, November 07, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

First Friday is just around the corner! Your state museum will be open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois, and this fall, we are absolutely “Localicious.” In addition to fun flavors and activities, take time to investigate our recently opened art exhibits on the second floor, artisan work and more in the Museum Store, and first floor natural history exhibits – both permanent and changing.

WHEN: Friday, November 7, 5-8PM
WHAT:LOCALICIOUS FIRST FRIDAY PART 3
FREE Admission/Cash Bar
Free Parking in the Adjacent State Lots
WHERE:Illinois State Museum502 S. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Creatures of the Night
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about nocturnal animals, see specimens from the Museum's collection, play games, and make crafts. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Fall Fun
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about fall. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Discovering Late Victorian East St. Louis: Urban Archaeology and the New Mississippi River Bridge Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by: Dr. Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Teams of archaeologists from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) conducted large-scale excavations in East St. Find out more ...


Biodiversity Blitz! Family Event
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This fun event for families will focus on threatened and endangered plants and animals in Illinois as well as species that have made a comeback from the brink of extinction or extirpation. Find out more ...


Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 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 ...


Story Time at the Museum: Who? Who? Owls!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, December 08, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about owls and see specimens from the Museum's collections.

Join us the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Freshwater Mussels of the Illinois River Basin: Community Variation and Change
Presented by: Dr. Robert Warren
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Biologists have documented 79 species in the state, and mussel populations were formerly quite large. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Celebrations Around the World
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about winter-time cultural celebrations from around the globe, play games, and make crafts.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


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

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