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Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art posted February 20, 2015
For more information contact: Jennifer Snopko, Sill, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2015, Springfield, IL Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art New Exhibition Opening at the Illinois State Museum Springfield Gallery. Read more ...

"The Art of Description" - A Chat with artist Karen Perl posted February 09, 2015
'I look for the soul and the breath between the bricks and the mortar, and the ghostly images that inhabit these spaces.' Karen Perl graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more ...

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The Results of the 2014/2015 Springfield Christmas Bird Count: What are the birds telling us? posted January 20, 2015
Springfield’s 80th Christmas Bird Count was compiled by Illinois State Museum zoologist H. David Bohlen. Twenty-five observers, including Bohlen, weathered cold, wind, and snow showers from 5AM-8PM on January 4, 2015 to complete the count. Read more ...

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Illinois State Museum Kicks Off 3rd Year of Story Time Programs posted January 12, 2015
A group of three to five year olds are gathered on a brightly-colored rug. They listen to picture books, sing songs composed and performed by singer-songwriter Amy Benton, play games, and take a closer look at objects rarely seen by the public. Read more ...

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Martin Luther King Sculpture in ISM Collection posted January 15, 2015
The Illinois State Museum  Director of Art and History Jim Zimmer speaks about the Martin Luther King, Jr. bronze bust by artist Robert G. Read more ...

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