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Some cultural institutions are open or planning to reopen under the current COVID restrictions. Check with each facility for indoor, online, or outdoor programs. Face coverings, distancing and other guidelines apply in open facilities; see websites or call for more information.

Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio; 101 W. Monroe St. Suite 201, Bloomington; Open every first Friday 5pm-8pm and by appointment; 309-825-4655;

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

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

Illinois art station; 101 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; Gallery open Saturdays 10am-2pm;; 309-386-1019.

Inside Out: Accessible Art Gallery & Cooperative; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10am-6pm Wednesday-Friday; Saturday 8am-2pm; by appointment Sunday-Tuesday; and 10am-8pm First Friday;; 309-838-2160.

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

Studio and gallery Joann Goetzinger; 313 N Main St Suite A, Bloomington; open on the first Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., also by appointment; Masks and social distancing required; 309-826-1193.

main gallery; 404 N. Main St., Bloomington; 12pm-5pm Thursdays, Fridays; 10am-2pm, Saturdays; Random or by appointment at 309-590-6779.

McLean County Arts Center; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; open; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm; Masks and social distancing required;; 309-829-0011.

McLean County Museum of History; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; 9am-8pm Tuesday; 9am-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; open; 12pm-4pm, Monday to Friday; 7-9pm, Tuesday evening; 1pm-4pm, Saturday to Sunday;; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 E Empire Street, Bloomington; closed until April;; 309-663-7632.

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal; open; 9:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8pm Friday, 12pm-4pm Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487;

Central Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; 9am-4pm Tuesday-Friday; Closed Saturday 1-4pm, Sundays, Mondays and Lincoln College recess periods; $4-7;; 217-735-7399.

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

Peoria Riverfront Museum; Peoria on the riverfront in downtown; Open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9am-6.30pm, Tuesday-Thursday; 9am-2pm Saturday; and closed on Sundays; Adults $11, Seniors, Students $10, Ages 3-17 $9;; 309-686-7000.

Simpsons Museum of Military History; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; Admission free (donations welcome); Private tours – call first; 309-319-3413; Open House, 1-5pm, March 19, to celebrate 63 years of collecting military items.

time gallery; 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday; 9am-12pm, Saturday; Sunday closed; Clock Tower Place Building, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria; 309-467-2331.

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champagne; open; 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Saturday; Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. during classes; Sunday and Monday closed;; 217-333-1861.


“Community: African American Experiences During Migration”; until spring 2022; Owens Gallery; “American Verse: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall”; until spring 2022; Owens Gallery Annex; “Cinderella, Snow White & Pinocchio”; Classic Disney art from the Steve Spain collection; Gallery Oberhelman; until May 8; “OP Art: Illusions from the Permanent Exhibition”; Experience Gallery, through May 8; “Moon”; Experience Gallery, through May 8; “Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection”; Galleries 1 & 2; March 5 – June 5; Peoria Riverfront Museum.

“Reports of a Living World”; until March 6; Illinois State Museum.

“Sacred/Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in European Prints, 1450-1900”; until May 15; “Knowing the Fire: Pueblo Potteresses and the Making of History”; to September 3; “Ruthless Law, Shameless Order: An Intimate Experience of Imprisonment”; until April 2nd; U of I Krannert Art Museum.

“work, people, art”; gallery in the basement; until April 1, 2022; Dickson Mounds Museum.

“Kevin Standberg”; Armstrong Gallery; until April 1st; “Susan Holifield”; Dolan Gallery; until April 1st; “95th Annual Amateur Art Exhibition”; Brandt Gallery; March 4 – April 8; McLean County Arts Center.

“Celebrating Blackness: An Exhibition”; The Wakeley Gallery; “Future spaces in community places”; The Merwin Gallery; both until March 3rd.

“Drive”; Jeff Curtis Williams; February 2022; “The Space Between Us”; John Heintzman; March 2022; Art Guild of Peoria.

“Members Show”; group exhibition; open topic; until March 4; Lincoln Arts Institute.

“Biennial Exhibition of Artists of CAC Members”; to April 16; “Ann B Coddington”; February 25 – April 9; Peoria Contemporary Art Center.

“I love an artist”; Rick & Melanie Picl; photography and mixed media art exhibition; until March 31; time gallery.

“thickets… that which surrounds our struggles”; March 1 – April 20; Reception March 4, 4-8 p.m.; Eaton Studio Gallery.

“MFA Thesis Exhibitions”; March 8 to April 4; university galleries.

“2022 honoring war veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan”; March 2022-Nov. 12; Simpson’s Military History Museum.


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