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Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery

Lockport, Illinois
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Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the... more » Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the Illinois State Museum system, this branch site opened its doors on May 3, 1987, and features changing exhibitions of art created by past and present Illinois artists. Located on the first floor of the historic Norton Building—a massive limestone structure built around 1850 as a grain-processing center on the Illinois & Michigan Canal—the museum offers visitors of all ages opportunities to discover and reflect in spacious,... Read More
Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the... more » Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the Illinois State Museum system, this branch site opened its doors on May 3, 1987, and features changing exhibitions of art created by past and present Illinois artists. Located on the first floor of the historic Norton Building—a massive limestone structure built around 1850 as a grain-processing center on the Illinois & Michigan Canal—the museum offers visitors of all ages opportunities to discover and reflect in spacious, light-filled galleries that unite the past and present. Group tours and specially planned events provide added dimension to the rotating display of paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, works on paper, and multi-media installations, as well as decorative, archeological and ethnographic objects. The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery is located in downtown Lockport, Illinois, the heart of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. Lockport is 35 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop at the crossroads of Illinois Routes 7 & 171. Free parking is directly in front of the building and dining, shopping, a recreational trail and a nature preserve are just steps away. Admission is FREE. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm. Closed Saturdays and State holidays, and during exhibition changes. Wheelchair accessible. On display thru October 25, 2013: "Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment." "Fragile Relations" highlights the work of fourteen Illinois artists who are inspired by nature and the environment and show diverse ways of perceiving and experiencing the world. Further, through their work these artists delve into both the internal—or personal—and the external—or shared—environments. Through a process of reclaiming, Mary Ellen Croteau, Carole Komarek, Michele Stutt, and Toby Zallman transform discarded materials into beautiful works of art. Denise Bellezzo, Barbara Cooper, and Donna Hapac incorporate natural materials into work that reflect the balances, transformations, and humor in nature. Photographers Xavier Nuez, Jeff Crisman, Jean Sousa, Nora Lloyd, Marjorie David, and Mayra Pimentel explore the world around us—large and small, real and imaginary—revealing the junctures between humans and nature. Alex Lopez’s mixed media video installations invite the audience to experience an environment that is both beautiful and slightly disturbing. « less
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