On exhibit

Among the work on view in IWU's Ames School of Art Faculty Biennial is this piece by Carmen Lozar. The show is on view in the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries through Nov. 9.

Bloomington-Normal

Marc Making: Artists of Marcfirst; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon Sat., through Oct. 31, IAA Credit Union lobby, 808 IAA Drive, Bloomington; various media by artists from Marcfirst; 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. Special event: Lecture by archivist April Anderson, 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Milner Library third floor.

Hilo de Vias: Selected Artist's Books; Oct. 21-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). Special event: Frid-led tour of exhibit, 10 a.m. Oct. 24.

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.

Diana Frid: It Takes Time, Selected Works From 2009 Through 2017; Oct. 21-Dec. 17, ISU University Galleries, see above; graphite and embroidery works. Artist reception,, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20; exhibit tour and workshop, 1 p.m. Oct. 21; gallery walks, noon Oct. 24 and Nov. 4.

Erin Washington: Light Touch; Oct. 21-Dec. 17, ISU University Galleries, see above; collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures. Artist reception, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 20; artist lecture, noon Nov. 8.

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.

IWU Faculty Biennial Exhibit; though Nov. 9, IWU Merwin Gallery, see above; works by IWU School of Art faculty.

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.

Child Like; through Oct. 21, McLean County Arts Center, see above; painted drawings and sculptural tableau installation by Harold Boyd. 

Memory and Loss; through Oct. 21, McLean County Arts Center, see above; large-scale wildlife paintings by Rhea Edge. 

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.

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.

Midwest Society for Photographic Education Exhibition; through Oct. 20, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; juried members show.

Eric Cooney: Fear Limits; through Oct. 20, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, see above; metal, wood and found objects sculptures.

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.

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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