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The latest exhibits from the Bloomington-Normal area
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The latest exhibits from the Bloomington-Normal area



Galleries, museums

Some cultural institutions are open or making plans to reopen under Phase 4 regional COVID restrictions. Check with each facility for indoor, online or outdoor programing. Open facilities have face covering, distancing and other guidelines in effect; see websites or call for details.

David Davis Mansion, Bloomington; open for tours, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; groups of 10 or less; exhibit: "Supreme Satire: Political Cartoons featuring Judge David Davis" through June 1;; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, by appointment or ring bell; 5-8 p.m. First Fridays, by appointment;; 309-828-1575.

Inside Out: Accessible Art Gallery & Cooperative; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; by appointment, Sunday-Tuesday; and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. First Friday; exhibit: Watercolors, through March 15; classes available;; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery; 1305 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; online “Big Top” exhibit at; 309-287-4700.

McLean County Arts Center; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; open; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday;; 309-829-0011.

McLean County Museum of History; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; temporarily closed; reopening survey at website; various online activities;; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; Wakeley Gallery Exhibit: La Ruta: Walter Benjamin's Last Passage by Joanne Diaz and Jason Reblando, through March 11;; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; closed for season through March;; 309-663-7632.

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal; open, appointment required,; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487;

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; advance ticket purchase required; adults $15, seniors, students $12, ages 5-15 $6, under 5 free;; 217-558-8844.

Art Center at Greater Livingston County Arts Council; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 209 W. Madison St., Pontiac;; 815-419-2472.

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria; Riverfront Arts Center, 305 S.W. Water St., Peoria; closed; 309-674-6822.

Dickson Mounds Museum; 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; free;; 309-547-3721.

Illinois State Museum; 502 S. Spring St., Springfield; open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; free;; 217-782-7386.

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 1-4 p.m. Sat., closed Sundays and Lincoln College breaks; $4-7;; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Art Guild; 203 Harrison St., Peoria; open; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or by appointment; exhibit, Historical Consequences by Knyame Maison, March 1-31; opening reception, 5-9 p.m. March 5, reservations required at;; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; downtown riverfront Peoria; closed until March 6;; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins Military History Museum; 1-5 p.m. Tue., Thu., Sat., or by appointment, March 2-Nov. 15; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; military history exhibits: special exhibit, "What's Your Hobby? The Fun of Collecting"; 1-5 p.m. March 20, open house; free (donations accepted); 309-319-3413.

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, open to 7 p.m. Thursdays; special exhibits: Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory, through March 6; U of I School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, through April 24; Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal: Hive, through May 6; Homemade, with Love: More Living Room, through July 3;; 217-333-1861.

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