- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Bicentennial Speaker Series presented by Laura Muelle
Art historian and educator Laura Mueller will offer a wide-ranging, illustrated presentation surveying depictions of Illinois and its people in art and literature. It will include examples representing many points in time between 1818 and the present, indicating the countless ways in which Illinois has been represented artistically throughout its history as a state. The presentation will emphasize works of visual and literary art by Illinoisans but will also incorporate works by artists and authors from elsewhere that illuminate significant aspects of life in our state.
About the presenter:
Laura E. Mueller is a teacher and artist who completed a bachelor of fine arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but she also pursued graduate study in comparative literature at the University of Chicago. For 29 years, she worked as a lecturer and later as a drawing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also taught the humanities and English literature at various colleges. She looks forward to giving her Road Scholars Speakers Bureau presentation, which integrates two disciplines that she loves.
This program is part of the “The Culture and Heritage of Illinoisans” series held on the third Sunday of every month through October, 2018. The series is presented by the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College in collaboration with the Illinois State Museum and will feature several Road Scholar Speakers offered by Illinois Humanities. For more information, please call the Illinois State Museum, (217) 782-0979, or the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College, (217) 786-2477.