Illinois State Museum Online Events

In order to promote the safety of our visitors, and in compliance with State guidelines, all in-person special events and programs held inside Illinois State Museum facilities have been canceled. However, online events are being planned and provided. 

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Nov 5 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
The museum is a colonial enterprise, designed to be the keeper of what’s important and precious for society at-large. These institutions were often built on the bodies and belongings of Indigenous people and oppressed communities.
"Line Up" by Frank Trankina
Nov 11 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Frank Trankina in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
Unfinished remade 19th century dress
Nov 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how clothing was washed, mended, and made over to prolong its life, and how it was recycled when worn out.