Gina Hunt's "It's Curtains for You" (2016, installation view) is part of "Stereo Vision," on view through Oct. 8 in ISU's University Galleries.



The Incurable Romantic; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu., Fri. by appointment, through Sept. 29; Heartland Community College Joe McCauley Gallery, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal; mixed-media works on canvas by Michele Peterson. Reception, 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

Celebration Dell-amore!; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon Sat., through Aug. 31, IAA Credit Union lobby, 808 IAA Drive, Bloomington; photography by Jody DeCremer; free.

ISU University Galleries; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m.,Sun., noon-4 p.m., Uptown Station, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal; rotating exhibits in three galleries; free; 309-438-8321.

Alice Hargrave: Paradise Wavering; through Oct. 8, ISU University Galleries, see above; re-photographed vintage images. Artist reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Amy Cousins: You will never have the comfort of our silence again.; through Oct. 8, ISU University Galleries, see above; large-scale sculptures and installations. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Gina Hunt: Stereo Vision; through Oct. 8, ISU University Galleries; installation. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25; artist lecture, noon Aug. 30.

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.

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.

From One Group to Another: A Sense of Purpose; through Sept. 2, McLean County Arts Center, see above; B-N KodaRoamers Camera Club exhibition. 

MCAC Board Members & Staff Exhibition; through Sept. 2, McLean County Arts Center, see above; current work in various media. 

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. 

A Tripod of Beauty & Friendship: A Photo Exhibit of Three Sister Cities; through Aug. 31, Normal Public Library lower level, 206 W. College Ave., Normal. 

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.

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.

Natalie Jackson O'Neal: Crowns of Empowerment; through Aug. 25, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; photography. 

William C. Stone: A Presence; through Aug. 25, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; sculpture. 

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.

Playing with Light: The Magic of Lasers, Holograms & Kaleidoscopes; through Sept. 10, Peoria Riverfront Museum, see above; exhibit on optical physics, featuring more than 20 immersive experiences; $13-$15.

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., 103 W. Madison St., Pontiac; rotating exhibits; 815-844-5831.

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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