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Tour Civil War Era Quilts with Curator at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery posted July 25, 2014
LOCKPORT, IL— Each of the 19th century quilts currently on display in the exhibition Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery tells a story. Read more ...

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Two New Exhibits Open at the Illinois State Museum posted June 20, 2014
ART+SCIENCETwo new exhibits are opening at the Illinois State Museum. Distress Calls: Birds of Illinois will be opening in the Hot Science Gallery in the Changes exhibition and A Rural Lens: Photographs of Frank Sadorus will be displayed in the newly unveiled temporary|PERMANENT gallery on the second floor. Read more ...

The Illinois State Museum Lockport Returns to the Gaylord Building Summer 2014: Featured Artist, Jason Brammer posted June 09, 2014
LOCKPORT, IL— Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Read more ...

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Civil War Era Quilts now on Display at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery posted May 21, 2014
LOCKPORT, IL— The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery’s new exhibition presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War by uncovering the fascinating stories of Illinois women who rigorously supported their fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, and friends from the home front. Read more ...

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Fragile Relations: Art, Nature, & Environment posted March 25, 2014
For more information contact:Jane FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2014 Fragile Relations: Art, Nature, & Environment Fragile Relations, the newly installed contemporary art exhibition, is at the Illinois State Museum. Read more ...

Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions posted March 03, 2014
ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM CHICAGO GALLERY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2014 PLEASE CONTACT:Doug Stapleton at Stevens at Exhibition dates: April 14th - August 15th, 2014 Focus 4: Four Solo ExhibitionsBarbara Aubin / collage, mixed media and printsGuy Benson / paintings and drawingsJulia Haw / paintings and drawingsThom Whalen / paintings, prints and sculpture Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions is an ongoing program that highlights work by accomplished artists in four separate exhibits. Read more ...

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Unprecedented Forty-Year Study Released / Research eSeries Launced posted February 05, 2014
For More Information & Content Call: Bonnie Styles, Museum Director 217.782.7475 For Images Call: Jennifer Snopko 217.782.5949 PRESS RELEASE: Illinois State Museum, Springfield Unprecedented Forty-Year Study Released.  Thirty-seven years, 11,819 field days, 61,626 field hours, 29,568,184 individual birds, 359 bird species, and three additional years of observations in which numbers were not added, but noteworthy discoveries were documented.  If anyone understands the birds of Sangamon County, and the recommendations for preserving and encouraging a rich diversity of species, it’s H. Read more ...

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