Fine and Decorative Art Collections

Fine Arts
The Museum's collection of fine arts documents the progression and history of art in Illinois. It is the only such public collection in Illinois. Especially significant collections include: the 20th-century paintings (relating to Illinois); the Illinois Works Progress Administrationcollection of paintings, prints, and sculpture; the nineteenth-century folk art collection; and the historical and contemporary Illinois photograph collections, including the Frank Sadorus Collection and photographs of Nathan Lerner.

Welcome to the Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum inspires discovery and caring about Illinois' cultural and natural resources and heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois.

The Illinois State Museum is headquartered in Springfield with branch facilities near Lewistown and in Lockport. 


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