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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 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; opens April 2nd; Opening hours 11am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays;; 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; 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; “Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection”; Galleries 1 & 2; until June 5; “Design & Duplication: Treasures of the Peoria Riverfront Museum Collection; Gallery 2, until autumn 2022; “Archibald Motley’s Bronzeville by Night”; until March 2023; “Creatures of Light: Bioluminescence of Nature”; through September 5, Experience Gallery; “Modern Masters: Modern Masters from the Heintzman Collection”; until September 11”; Peoria Riverfront Museum.

“Knowing the Fire: Pueblo Potteresses and the Making of History”; to September 3; “Latina Community ‘Voices'”; until July 9; U of I Krannert Art Museum.

“2022 honoring war veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan”; to November 12; Simpson’s Military History Museum.

“upright”; gallery on the second floor; to September 3; Illinois State Museum.

“Howard Schwartz”; Brandt Gallery; June 3 – July 8; “Tamar Segev”; Armstrong Gallery; until June 24; McLean County Arts Center.

“Mike Baur and John Boylan”; until June 17; gallery 3R; “Jill King: New Horizons”; until June 17; Gallery Preston Jackson; Peoria Contemporary Art Center.

“Tumble Rome Alone”; until June 3; Kyle Riley; Lincoln Arts Institute.

“Prairie Flyers: A Century of Aviation”; until July 3; DeWitt County Museum.

“Denise Treizman: Between Lives”; June 3 – July 31; university galleries.

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