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Some cultural institutions are open or planning to reopen under the current COVID restrictions. Inquire about indoor, online, or outdoor programs with each facility. Open facilities have face-covering, distancing, and other guidelines in place; see websites or call for details.

David Davis Mansion; 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; open for guided tours, Wed.-Sat. 9 am-3.30pm; Groups of 10 or less; $ 10 per person; At least $ 100;; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; Saturdays 10 am-2pm, by appointment or ring the bell; 5 pm-8pm First Fridays, also by appointment;; 309-828-1575.

Inside Out: Barrier-free art gallery & cooperative; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. until August; by appointment Sunday-Tuesday; and 10 am-8pm first Friday;; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery; Normandy Village, 1100 Beach St., Building 8, Normal; by appointment;; 309-287-4700.

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

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McLean County History Museum; 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington; 9 am-8pm Tuesday; 9 am-5pm Monday-Saturday; closed on Sundays until further notice; Reservations at [email protected] or 309-827-0428;; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; Illinois Wesleyan University; Bloomington; closed in summer; opens August 30th;; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; Chuck Schumacher Air Park open outdoors; 11 am-3pm; Saturday Sunday; Prä; 309-663-7632.

Illinois State University University Galleries, Normal; open minded; 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9.30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487;

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; 9 am-5pm daily, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; Pre-registration required; Adults $ 15, Seniors $ 12, Free Under 5;; 217-558-8844.

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

Peoria Contemporary Art Center; Riverfront Arts Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria; 11 am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday;; 309-674-6822.

Dickson Mounds Museum; 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; open 10 am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday; for free;; 309-547-3721.

State Museum of Illinois; 502 S. Spring St., Springfield; open 10 am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday; Monday-Friday, free of charge;; 217-782-7386.

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday .; 1–4 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Lincoln College recess; $ 4-7;; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Art Guild; 203 Harrison St., Peoria; open minded; 9 am-2pm Tuesday-Friday or by appointment;; 309-637-2787.

Peoria riverside museum; Downtown Peoria on the riverside; open 10 am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday; 12 am-5pm Sunday, Monday closed; Adults $ 11, seniors, students $ 10, ages 3-17 $ 9;; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins Museum of Military History; 1 pm-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or by appointment until November 15th; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; Military history; free (donations accepted); 309-319-3413.

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open minded; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Thursdays until 8 p.m. when classes are taking place; Closed on sunday and monday;; 217-333-1861.


“The State of Sound: A World of Illinois Music”; until January 23, 2022; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

“101 Treasures from the Collection of the Peoria Riverfront Museum”; until autumn 2021; “Community: African American Experiences During Migration”; now open; “American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall”; by March 2022; “T-Rex: The Ultimate Predator”; by January 2022; “Discovered: The Ken Burns Collection; until June 5, 2022; Peoria riverside museum.

“TJ Dedeaux-Norris: Second Line”; until December 12; “Caroline Kent: What the Stars Can’t Tell Us”; until December 16; Illinois State University University Galleries.

“Summer Landscapes”; through August 28, Eaton Studio Gallery.

“Ancestral Threads”; until September 15th; “WELCOME: New acquisitions in the art collection”; until December 31; “Man / nature: the weight of our actions on nature”; until January 29, 2022; State Museum of Illinois.

“Pandemics as a Portal to Change: A Group Exhibition”; until August 28; “Strategies of Modernity: Highlights from the WPA”; until December 23; “A Matter of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing”; August 26th-Feb. 26, 2022; U of I Krannert Art Museum.

“Smoke pile”; Jenni Bateman; Dolan Gallery; “CAC at MCAC”; Brandt Gallery; “Meditations on Water”; Kelly Klein; Armstrong Gallery; until August 27; McLean County Arts Center.

“Reflective Noise”; Marisa Bernotti; until August 28; Peoria Art Guild.

“Botanika”; for the time being; Jan Brandt Gallery.

“Art Walk”; through Aug. 24, The Art Center of the Greater Livingston County Arts Council.

“Faces and Shapes”; Andre Petty & Scott Mossman; “Merged”; Chris Dokolasa & Lori Reed; both from August 27th to October 15, Peoria Contemporary Art Center.


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