Illinois State Museum, Springfield

We Are Illinoisans

We Are Illinoisans is an exhibition highlighting immigrants to Illinois from the 18th century to today through photos, objects, and life stories. This show will explore the evolving reasons people came to Illinois and experiences of new immigrants through the personal stories of more than a dozen people who left their home states and countries to settle in Illinois. In addition, the exhibition will include a display of ancestor photographs crowd-sourced from the people of Illinois.

Mining Stone: Exploring Cultural Significance of Mines and Quarries in the European Neolithic

Mining Stone
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This presentation explores the history of ideas about Neolithic mining, and places of recent research in southern Germany in the context of broader questions about the cultural significance of stone.

Jeanine Coupe Ryding: Coda for the Day

This exhibition presents a selection of relief prints, artist books and collages from the last 10 years by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding. Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate. “I am often thinking of a three dimensional shape and then describing it as I carve the block,” the artist writes in her statement.


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