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“Heart”; Experience Gallery; by autumn 2023; “Body Worlds RX”; Experience Gallery; in the winter of 2024; Peoria Riverfront Museum.

“Model and Process”; until December 21; West Gallery and Light Court; “Shozo Sato’s Ink Wash”; until December 16; Main Level, Contemporary Gallery; Krannert Museum of Art, Champaign.

“Here I Lived: Home in Illinois”; until January 21, 2024; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield.

“Opening Hazel’s Closet”; until September 1, 2024; Ewing Manor.

“Greetings from the Black Hole”; by Justin Henry Miller; “10th Anniversary: ​​Little Wonder Gift Shop; both by December 16; Peoria Center for Contemporary Art.

“Holiday Treasures”; Brand and Dolan Galleries; December 2023; McLean County Arts Center.

Bloomington-Normal Galleries, Museums

Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio; 101 W. Monroe St. Suite 201, Bloomington; Open first Fridays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment; 309-825-4655; angelambrose.com.

Estate of David Davis; 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; open for tours, 9am-3:30pm Wednesday through Saturday; by donation; daviddavismansion.org; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; 10:00-14:00 Saturday; 17-20:00 First Friday, or by appointment or bell; eatonstudiogallery.com; 309-828-1575.

The Hangar Art Co.; 105 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington; 10:00-18:00, Wednesday to Saturday; hangart.com; 309-319-8672.

Illinois Art Station; 101 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; illinoisartstation.org; 309-386-1019.

Inside Out: Accessible Art Gallery and Co-op; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10:00-18:00 Wednesday-Friday; 8am-2pm Saturday; by appointment Sunday-Tuesday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday; insideoutartcoop.org; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery, LLC; 613 Oglesby, normal; classes by appointment, during events or by chance; janbrandtgallery.com; text 309-287-4700 to make an appointment; [email protected].

Joan Götzinger Studio and Gallery; 313 N. Main St. Suite A, Bloomington; open 17:00 to 20:00 first Friday, 9:00 to 16:00 Saturday, also by appointment; 309-826-1193.

Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection; Turner Hall 126E—ISU Campus, Normal; noon-2pm Tuesday, 2-4pm Wednesday and 10am-noon Thursday until December 9; also open 1-4pm Nov 6; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday by appointment.

Main Gallery 404; 404 N. Main St., Bloomington; 12-5pm Thursday, Friday; 10:00-14:00 Saturday; Random or by appointment at 309-590-6779.

McLean County Arts Center; 601 N. East St., Bloomington; open; 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm Tuesday, noon-4pm Saturday; mcac.org; 309-829-0011.

McLean County Historical Museum; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; 9am-8pm Tuesday; 9:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday, until further notice; reservations at [email protected] or 309-827-0428; mchistory.org; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; Illinois Wesleyan University; Bloomington; open; noon-4pm Monday to Friday; 7-9pm Tuesday; 1-4pm Saturday to Sunday; iwu.edu/art/galleries; 309-556-3391.

Prairie Aviation Museum; 2929 E. Empire St., Bloomington; closed for season beginning October 31; Reopens April 6, 2024; prairieaviationmuseum.org; 309-663-7632.

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal; open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487; galleries.illinoisstate.edu/about/visit/.

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; seniors $15, seniors $12, under 5 free; presidentlincoln.illinois.gov; 217-558-8844.

Art Center at the Arts Council of Livingston County; 10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday; 10:00-16:00 Saturday; noon-4pm Sunday; 209 W. Madison St., Pontiac; pcartcenter.com; 815-419-2472.

Peoria Center for Contemporary Art; Riverfront Arts Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria; 11:00-17:00 Tuesday-Saturday; peoriacac.org; 309-674-6822.

Dixon Mounds Museum; 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown; open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday; Free; illinoisstatemuseum.org; 309-547-3721.

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

Lincoln Heritage Museum; Lincoln Center at Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., Lincoln; 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Friday; 1-4pm Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday; $4-7; museum.lincolncollege.edu; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Art Guild; 203 Harrison St., Peoria; open; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or by appointment; peoriaartguild.org; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; downtown coastal Peoria; open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday; 9am-6.30pm Tuesday-Thursday; 9am-2pm Saturday; and closed Sunday; seniors $11, seniors, students $10, ages 3-17 $9; peoriariverfrontmuseum.org; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins War Museum; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; Open from 13:00 to 17:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or by appointment; Free admission (donations accepted); Private tours, call first; 309-319-3413; [email protected].

Time Gallery; 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday; 9am-noon Saturday; Day off Sunday; Clock Tower Place Building, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria; 309-467-2331.

U of I Krannert Art Museum; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open; 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Saturday; Thursday until 20:00 when there are classes; closed Sunday and Monday; kam.illinois.edu; 217-333-1861.

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