The interactive exhibit "Hear Me Out" continues its run in ISU's Milner Library through Dec. 4.

ALICE J. LEE, For The Pantagraph


Bio-Lab #13; through Jan. 15, Jan Brandt Gallery, 1305 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; textile installation by Jan Brandt; viewing by appointment at janbrandtgallery@gmail.com

Cathy Engberg; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon Sat., through Dec. 31, IAA Credit Union lobby, 808 IAA Drive, Bloomington; paintings; free.

The Walls Speak: Telling ISU's Story Through Its Campus Buildings; through Dec. 16, ISU Milner Library second floor; historic artifacts from buildings, photos, more; free. 

Hear Me Out; through Dec. 4, ISU Milner Library second floor; interactive installation encouraging visitors to speak out; free.  

Serving Students: The Legacy of Milner's Library; through Feb. 19, ISU Milner Library second floor; historical exhibit; free.    

Hilo de Vias: Selected Artist's Books; through Dec. 17, ISU Milner Library 6th floor; eight artist's books by Dianna Frid (whose works are on concurrent display in University Galleries, see below). 

ISU University Galleries; noon-4 p.m. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Uptown Station, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal; rotating exhibits in three galleries; free; 309-438-8321.

Dianna Frid: It Takes Time, Selected Works From 2009 Through 2017; through Dec. 17, ISU University Galleries, see above; graphite and embroidery works. 

Erin Washington: Light Touch; through Dec. 17, ISU University Galleries, see above; collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures.

IWU Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; school hours, noon-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 7-9 p.m. Tue.; 302 E. Graham St., Bloomington; rotating exhibits; free; 309-556-3391.

Distance Tracings//Tracing Distance; through Dec. 12, IWU Merwin Gallery, see above; media-based installation by Claudia Esslinger with Tom Giblin. 

Drawing Out a Narrative; through Dec. 12, IWU Wakeley Gallery, see above; mixed media works on paper by Andrea Moreau.  

McLean County Arts Center; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; rotating exhibits, sales, rentals, art classes and lectures; free; 309-829-0011.

Holiday Treasures Exhibition and Sale; through Dec. 30, McLean County Arts Center, see above; affordable works and seasonal items by more than 60 local and national artists; 309-829-0011. 

Behavior of Water; through Dec. 30, McLean County Arts Center, see above; paintings by Karen Gyllin. 

McLean County Museum of History; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Tue.), 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; permanent and rotating exhibits; adults $5, seniors $4, students, children under 12 and members free; 309-827-0428.

Challenges, Choices and Change: Making a Home; McLean County Museum of History, see above; permanent exhibit exploring experiences of people from around the world who made McLean County their home.

Abraham Lincoln in McLean County; McLean County Museum of History, see above; permanent exhibit on Lincoln's life in Bloomington.

Challenges, Choices and Change: Farming in the Great Corn Belt; McLean County Museum of History, see above; new permanent exhibit on McLean County's agricultural history. 

Prairie Aviation Museum; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun., 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; permanent and rotating exhibits and displays with aerial history themes; adults $5, ages 6-11 $3, 5 and under free; 309-663-7632.

Central Illinois

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thu. during fall and spring semesters), closed Sun., 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; paintings, porcelain, historical artifacts, traveling art exhibits; $3 donation suggested; 217-333-1861.

Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting and Natural History in Early Modern Europe; through Dec. 22, Krannert Art Museum, see above; prints and illustrated publications.

Propositions on Revolution (Slogans For a Future); through Dec. 22, Krannert Art Museum, see above; revolution-themed works by contemporary artists and collectives.

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean; through March 24, Krannert Art Museum, see above; various media, including jewelry, architectural elements and photographic portraits.

Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945-1955; through Dec. 22, Krannert Art Museum, see above; prints.

Amity Township Museum; 1-3 p.m. first Sunday of month or by appointment, 510 Main St., Cornell; displays and artifacts relating to history of Cornell and Amity Township; free; 815-358-2973.

Eureka College Burgess Hall Art Gallery; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on weekends, third floor of Burgess Hall, Eureka College, Eureka; rotating exhibits; free; 309-467-6866.

Simpkins Military History Museum; 1-5 p.m. Tue., Thu., Sat., or by appointment; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; permanent and rotating military history exhibits; free (donations accepted); 309-473-3989. 

100th Anniversary of World War I; through Nov. 30, 2018, Simpkins Military History Museum, see above.  

Dickson Mounds Museum; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; displays, special exhibits; free; 309-547-3721.

Lincoln Heritage Museum; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat., Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; Lincoln-era items, audio-visual displays, tours, exhibits, more; adults $7, children/tours $4; 217-735-7399.

Lovers of Liberty, Take Courage!; through Dec. 31, Lincoln Heritage Museum, see above; exhibit on displays of courage from historical figures, including Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., Riverfront Arts Center, 305 S.W. Water St., Peoria; rotating exhibits in two galleries; free; 309-674-6822.

Peoria Art Guild; Foster Arts Center, Harrison and Washington streets, Peoria; rotating exhibits, gift shop; free; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 16 and Feb. 20, Tue.-Wed. and Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thu.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sun., downtown riverfront Peoria; permanent and rotating exhibits, planetarium shows, Giant Screen Theater and events; $9-$11 (free parking in museum garage); 309-686-7000.

Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois; through Jan. 14, Peoria Riverfront Museum, see above; contemporary works by 50 nationally/internationally artists.

Penelope Umbrico: Screen Light; through Jan. 7, Peoria Riverfront Museum, see above; photographic installations sourced from social media sites. 

Private Public: Artists, Audience and Intention; through Jan. 7, Peoria Riverfront Museum, see above; exhibit contrasting art intended for private enjoyment and public display

Museum of the Gilding Arts; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., April-Oct., and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sun., Nov.-March, 217 N. Mill St., Pontiac; displays, history and hands-on exhibits dedicated to the art of gilding and gold beating; free (donations welcome); 815-842-1848.

Pontiac Community Art Center; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun., 209 W. Madison St., Pontiac; rotating exhibits; 815-419-2472.

The Last Jury Session; through Dec. 10, Pontiac Community Art Center, see above; various media.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; Lincoln-themed exhibits, historical displays, special events, more; adults $12, seniors and students $9, ages 5-15 $5, under 5 free; 217-558-8844.


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