711 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6999 Tel: (815) 968-2787 Fax: (815) 968-0164 Internet Address: www.RAM-artmuseum.rockford.org/
Exec. Director: Ms. Carolyn C. DeLuca Admission: free.
Attendance: 36,000 Established: 1913 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free on site.
Open: Tuesday to Friday, llam-5pm:
Closed: Federal Holidays, During Installations. Harold Grt or- llli>lois Watscape #14. 1978, acrylic on canvas.
Museum purchase with funds from Womens Art Board and Facilities. Auditorium, Classrooms (several), Illinois Arts Council matching grant, Rockford Art Museum.
Galleries (17,000 square feet); Library Photograph courtesy of Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, (by appointment); Sculpture Garden; Shop.
Activities: Arts Festival (3rd weekend in September); Education Programs (adults and children); Guided Tours (groups, reserve 2 weeks in advance, students $1, adults $2); Lectures; Permanent Exhibits; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
Rockford, Illinois Rockford Rockford Art Museum RAM Photo Gallery
Publications: brochures; exhibition announcements; exhibition catalogues; newsletter; posters.
Located in the Riverfront Museum Park arts and science complex, the Rockford Art Museum presents a year-round visual arts program, including exhibitions and a variety of educational opportunities. Up to fifteen exhibitions of regional, contemporary art are displayed annually in the Kuller, Funderburg, and Anderson galleries. Exhibitions are assembled from the permanent collection as well as galleries, private collections and museums from around the country. Two recurring exhibitions are organized as part of an effort to support regional artists: the annual juried “Young Artist Show/Youth Art Show” and the biennial “Stateline Vicinity Exhibition”. The permanent collection of over 1,200 works reflects the diversity of 20th century of American art. Works by American Impressionist painters; historical and contemporary photographers; and self-taught, African-American artists comprise important focus areas within the collection. Also featured are outstanding works by nationally and internationally known artists working in glass.
Rockford College Art Gallery
Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State, Rockford, IL 61108 Tel: (815) 226-4034 Fax: (815) 394-5167
Internet Address: www.rockford.edu Director: Nila Petty Admission: free.
Established: 1847 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free nearby.
Open: September to May, Daily, 2pm-5pm.
Facilities: Exhibition Area (1,400 square feet).
Activities: Education Programs; Guided Tours (by appointment); Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (7-8/year); Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: exhibition catalogues.
The Gallery mounts seven to eight exhibits each academic year. The Colleges holdings include 20th century paintings, prints by modern and contemporary masters, photography, ceramics, drawings, installations, assemblages, and ethnographic art.
Spring and Edwards Streets, Springfield, IL 62706 Tel: (217) 782-7387 Fax: (217) 782-1254 TDDY: (217) 782-9175
Internet Address: www.niuseum.state.il.us Director: Dr. R. Bruce McMillan Admission: voluntary contribution.
Attendance: 355.000 Established: 1877 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: public perking across street from museum.
Open: Monday to Saturday. 8:30am-5pm;
Closed: New Years Day. Easter, Thanksgiving Day.
Facilities: Galleries (2); Library (10.000 volumes): Shop (arts and crafts, blogs, jewelry, toys). Activities: Education Programs (adults, undergraduate/graduate students and children): Films; Gallery Talks: Guided Tours. Lectures: Permanent Exhibits: Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: magazine. The Living Museum” (quarterly): newsletter, Impressions” (quarterly).
The official repo.-iton for the State of Illinoiss scientific and art collections, ISM features exhibits of Illinois archaeology, geology, history, natural history, and science in addition to art. Its art galleries feature the diversity of fine, decorative, and folk arts in Illinois – from painting, prints, and photographs to sculpture, crafts, and multimedia works. The fine and decorative arts collections document the progression and history of art in Illinois. Strengths include 20th-century painting. Works Progress Administration artwork.