Welcome to ISM-Lockport Gallery


The Illinois State Museum System will reopen our flagship facility and Research and Collections Center in Springfield, and the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown effective Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The ISM Lockport Gallery in Lockport remains closed under Tier 3 mitigations for the northern region of the State. The Illinois State Museum will continue to offer free admission across all locations. Hours of operations are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for the Research and Collections Center, which will operate by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Lockport Gallery features changing exhibitions of art created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, quilts, and other decorative and ethnographic arts are showcased in rotating, theme-based exhibitions augmented by interpretive materials. The exhibitions are given an added dimension through educational events, group tours, and outreach activities for both children and adults.

Visitor Information
201 West 10th Street
(815) 838-7400

Hours: Tue-Sat: 10-4:00 
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

No events are scheduled at this time. Check back for updates.
The Lockport Gallery features rotating exhibitions highlighting the art and visual culture of Illinois.
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