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“macrocosm”; Jan Brandt, Kelly Hieronymus Whiting, Krystal Kay Lyon; main gallery; “To reach”; Photography Capstone students from Bradley University; project room; May 2024; Peoria Art Guild.

“John Kirkpatrick: A Work in Progress”; Armstrong Gallery; “Michael Stoltz”; Dolan Gallery; “Sam Whitaker & Stella Zee Nature's Nurture”; Brandt Gallery; all day until June 27th; McLean County Arts Center.

“Open Hazle’s closet”; until September 1, 2024; Ewing Manor.

“Jen Everett: Could you dim the lights?”; until October 5th; Krannert Art Museum.

“Solidarity Now!” 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign”; until August 18th; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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“Rejoice”; Kevin Veara; until June 16th; “Links in Stone: A Native Perspective on the Relation of Oral Tradition and Petroglyphs”; Lobby Gallery; available soon; Dickson Mounds Museum.

Bloomington-Normal Galleries, Museums

Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio; 101 W. Monroe St. Suite 201, Bloomington; Open on first Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment; 309-825-4655;

David Davis Mansion; 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; open for tours, Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; by donation;; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. First Friday or by appointment or ring the bell;; 309-828-1575.

The Hangar Art Co.; 105 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday;; 309-319-8672.

Illinois Art Station; 101 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; The gallery is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 309-386-1019.

Inside Out: Accessible Art Gallery and Co-op; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; by appointment Sunday-Tuesday; and on First Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery, LLC; 613 Oglesby, Normal; Opening times by appointment, during events or randomly;; Text 309-287-4700 for an appointment;

Joann Goetzinger Studio and Gallery; 313 N. Main St. Suite A, Bloomington; open 1st Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., also by appointment; 309-826-1193.

Main Gallery 404; 404 N. Main St., Bloomington; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Random or by appointment at 309-590-6779.

McLean County Arts Center; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; open; Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.;; 309-829-0011.

McLean County Museum of History; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed on Sundays until further notice; Reservations at or 309-827-0428;; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; Illinois Wesleyan University; Bloomington; open; Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 1-4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday;; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; Reopening April 6, 2024; Opening hours Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;; 309-663-7632.

University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal; open Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 309-438-5487;

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; Adults $15, seniors $12, under 5 free;; 217-558-8844.

Greater Livingston County Arts Council Arts Center; Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 12pm-4pm; 209 W. Madison St., Pontiac;; 815-419-2472.

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria; Riverfront Arts Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday;; 309-674-6822.

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

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

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Sundays and Mondays; $4-7;; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Art Guild; 203 Harrison St., Peoria; open; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or by appointment;; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; Downtown Peoria on the riverfront; Open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sundays; Adults $11, seniors, students $10, ages 3-17 $9;; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins Military Museum; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment; Free entry (donations accepted); Private Tours, Call First; 309-319-3413;

Time Gallery; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; closed on Sunday; Clock Tower Place Building, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria; 309-467-2331.

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday; Thursdays until 8 p.m. during class; Closed Sunday and Monday;; 217-333-1861.

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