Making Connections:Sense of Place
Cast of Characters
Depression Era Art
Double Exposure
Keeping Us in Stitches
Matter of Style
Making Connections
Coming of Age
Sense of Place
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A.E. Mills House in
Alton, Illinois


April 18, 1910

April 18, 1910


Emil Armin:The Open Bridge

Emil Armin



Autumn in Illinois



Outskirts of Galena


  Some Illinois art work captures the unique spirit of a place—the landscape, the light, the architecture, the people. Look at these images of places in Illinois and make connections to the feeling that the artist captured that expressed the essence of a particular place and time.

As you explore these landscapes, look for clues the artist included to understanding the spirit of each place. Think about how you would interpret the spirit of your favorite place, and what your favorite place has in common with any of these.


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