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The latest exhibitions from the Bloomington-Normal area | Arts and theater



Galleries, museums

Some cultural institutions are open or are considering reopening under current COVID restrictions. Check with each establishment for indoor, online or outdoor programming. Open facilities have face covering, distancing and other guidelines in effect; check the websites or call for details.

Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio; 101 W. Monroe Street, Suite 201, Bloomington; Open the first Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment; 309-825-4655; angelambrose.com.

David Davis Manor; 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; open for tours, 9 am-3.30pm Wed-Sat; groups of 10 or less; $ 10 per person; $ 100 minimum; daviddavismansion.org; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; 10 am-2pm on Saturdays, by appointment or ring the bell; 5 pm-8pm the first Fridays, also by appointment; Eatonstudiogallery.com; 309-828-1575.

Inside Out: Accessible and cooperative art gallery; 200 W. Monroe Street, Bloomington; 10 am-6pm Wednesday to Friday; Saturday 8 am-2pm until August; by appointment Sunday-Tuesday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday; insideoutartcoop.org; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery; Village de Normandie, 1100 Beach St., Building 8, Normal; on appointment; janbrandtgallery.com; 309-287-4700.

Main gallery; 404 N. Main St., Bloomington; 12 pm-5pm Thursdays, Fridays; 10 am-2pm, Saturdays; By chance or by appointment at 309-590-6779.

McLean County Center for the Arts; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; open; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; mandatory masks and social distancing; mcac.org; 309-829-0011.

McLean County History Museum; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; 9 am-8pm Tuesday; 9 am-5pm Monday to Saturday; closed on Sundays, until further notice; reservations at [email protected] or 309-827-0428; mchistory.org; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; Wesleyan University of Illinois; Bloomington; open; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday; 7-9 p.m., Tuesday evening; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., from Saturday to Sunday; iwu.edu/art/galeries; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 Empire Street E., Bloomington; the open-air Chuck Schumacher aerial park is open; 11 am-3pm; Saturday Sunday; prairie.org aviation museum; 309-663-7632.

Illinois State University Academic Galleries, Normal; open; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487; galleries.illinoisstate.edu/about/visit/.

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; 9 am-5pm daily, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; advance reservation required; adults $ 15, seniors $ 12, under 5 free; presidentlincoln.illinois.gov; 217-558-8844.

Greater Livingston County Arts Council Art Center; 10 am-5pm Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 12 pm-4pm Sunday; 209 Madison Street West, Pontiac; pcartcenter.com; 815-419-2472.

Peoria Contemporary Art Center; Riverfront Arts Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria; 11 am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday; peoriacac.org; 309-674-6822.

Dickson Mounds Museum; 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; free; illinoisstatemuseum.org; 309-547-3721.

Illinois State Museum; 502 S. Spring St., Springfield; open, 10 am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday; Monday to Friday, free; illinoisstatemuseum.org; 217-782-7386.

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; 9 am-4pm Tuesday to Friday .; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, closed Sundays, Mondays and during breaks at Lincoln College; $ 4-7; museum.lincolncollege.edu; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Arts Guild; 203 Harrison Street, Peoria; open; 9 am to 2 pm Tuesday to Friday or by appointment; peoriaartguild.org; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverside Museum; Peoria by the downtown river; open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday; 12 pm-5pm Sunday, closed Monday; adults $ 11, seniors, students $ 10, ages 3-17 $ 9; peoriariverfrontmuseum.org; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins Military History Museum; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or by appointment, until November 15; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; military history; free (donations accepted); 309-319-3413.

Art Museum of the University of I Krannert; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; Thursdays until 8 p.m. when lessons are in session; closed Sunday and Monday; kam.illinois.edu; 217-333-1861.


“The State of Sound: A World of Illinois Music”; until January 23, 2022; “Lincoln’s Life in Letters”; Open; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

“The 101 treasures of the collection of the Peoria Riverfront Museum”; until fall 2021; “Community: African-American Experience During Migration”; until spring 2022; “American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall”; until March 2022; “T-Rex: the ultimate predator”; until January 2022; Peoria Riverside Museum.

“TJ Dedeaux-Norris: second line”; until December 12; “Caroline Kent: What the stars can’t tell us”; until December 16; Illinois State University Academic Galleries.

“WELCOME: Recent Acquisitions of the Art Collection”; until December 31; “Man / nature: the weight of our actions on the natural world”; until January 29, 2022; Illinois State Museum.

“CRIP *”; 23 Sep-Dec 11; “Modernist Strategies: Highlights of the WPA”; until December 23; “A matter of emphasis: drawing by Louise Fishman”; until February 26, 2022; U of I Krannert Art Museum.

“Fun for mortals”; Herb Eaton and Buddy Plumlee, Galerie Brandt; “Barcelona: Afterimages”; Kevin Strandberg, Armstrong Gallery; until October 15; McLean County Center for the Arts.

“Botany”; until further notice; Jan Brandt Gallery.

“Faces and shapes”; André Petty & Scott Mossman; “Gathered”; Chris Dokolasa and Lori Reed; both until October 15, Peoria Contemporary Art Center.

“Imperfect ramblings”; Pattie Chalmers, The Merwin Gallery; “Sculptural impression”; A selection of artists’ books from the IWU archives, The Wakely Gallery; until October 7, Merwin and Wakely Galleries.

“Under the eagle’s nest”; the Joe Bailey Gallery; until September 30; Greater Livingston County Arts Center Art Center.

“Write the memory”; Tamar Segev; September 2021; Peoria Arts Guild.

“Remembering September 11”; paintings and lyrics by local artist Herb Eaton; until September 22; Eaton Studio Gallery.

“John Cassidy: solo show”; Lincoln Institute of the Arts.