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“The Fire of Genius: Presidents and Patents”; Gallery of Experiences; “Insects”; Gallery of Experiences”; “Critters: Art and Animal”; Gallery of Experiences; throughout April 28; Peoria Riverfront Museum.

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

“Witnesses: James Welling/Chris Welsby”; until March 31; University Galleries.

“97th Annual Amateur Exhibition”; Brandt Gallery; “Phil Smith: The Last Work”; Armstrong Gallery; “Tracey Maras: Animalia”; Dolan Gallery; until April 24; “Exhibition of Works of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2024”; until March 28; “LGBTQ+ VR Museum”; March 21-27; McLean County Arts Center.

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“Factory”; by Sydney Swisher; March 2024; Peoria Art Guild.

“Jen Everett: Can You Dim the Lights?”; until October 5; Krannert Art Museum.

“Cathie Crawford: Relief Printmaking”; until March 29, third floor classroom; “Billie Howd: Canvas and Clay”; until April 5; Gallery 3R; “CAC Member Artists Biennial Exhibition”; Through April 13, Preston Jackson Gallery; Peoria Contemporary Art Center.

“Magic March”; March 2024; Indoor-outdoor accessible Art Gallery & Co-op.

Bloomington-Normal Galleries, Museums

Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio; 101 W. Monroe St. Suite 201, Bloomington; Open First Friday 17-20 and by appointment; 309-825-4655;

Residence of David Davis; 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; open for tours, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; by donation;; 309-828-1084.

Eaton Studio Gallery; 411 N. Center St., Bloomington; 10:00-14:00 on Saturdays; 5-8pm First Fridays, either by appointment or doorbell;; 309-828-1575.

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

Illinois Art Station; 101 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; Gallery open from 10:00-14:00 on Saturdays;; 309-386-1019.

Inside Out: Accessible Art Gallery and Co-op; 200 W. Monroe St., Bloomington; 10:00-18:00 Wednesday-Friday; 08:00-14:00 Saturday; with the term Sunday-Tuesday; and 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. first Friday;; 309-838-2160.

Jan Brandt Gallery, LLC; 613 Oglesby, Normal; hours by appointment, during events or by chance;; text 309-287-4700 for term; [email protected].

Joann Goetzinger Studio and Gallery; 313 N. Main St. Suite A, Bloomington; open 17-20 on first Fridays, 9-16 on Saturdays, also by appointment; 309-826-1193.

Main Gallery 404; 404 N. Main St., Bloomington; 12-5pm Thursday, Friday; 10:00-14:00 on Saturdays; By appointment 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;; 309-829-0011.

McLean County Historical Museum; 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; 09:00-20:00 Tuesday; 09:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday; closed on Sundays, until further notice; reservations at [email protected] or 309-827-0428;; 309-827-0428.

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries; Illinois Wesleyan University; Bloomington; open; noon-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7-9pm Tuesday; 1-4pm Saturday through Sunday;; 309-556-3391.

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

University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal; open 9:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8pm Friday, noon-4pm Saturday, Sunday; 309-438-5487;

Central Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; 9am-5pm daily, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield; adults $15, seniors $12, under 5 free;; 217-558-8844.

Art Center at the Arts Council of Greater Livingston County; 10:00-17:00 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.

Dixon 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; 09:00-16:00 Tuesday-Friday; Saturday 1-4pm, Sundays and Mondays closed; 4-7 dollars;; 217-735-7399.

Peoria Art Guild; 203 Harrison St., Peoria; open; 09:00-14:00 Tuesday-Friday or by appointment;; 309-637-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Museum; downtown Peoria riverfront; open 9am to 4pm Monday and Friday; 09:30-18:30 Tuesday-Thursday; Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm; and closed on Sunday; adults $11, seniors, students $10, ages 3-17 $9;; 309-686-7000.

Simpkins Military Museum; 605 E. Cole St., Heyworth; Open from 13:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday or by appointment; Free admission (donations accepted); Private tours, call first; 309-319-3413; [email protected].

Gallery of Time; 09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday; 9 am – Saturday afternoon; Closed on Sunday; Clock Tower Building, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria; 309-467-2331.

U of I Krannert Museum of Art; 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign; open; 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Saturday; Thursday until 20:00 when the lesson is in session; closed Sunday and Monday;; 217-333-1861.

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