Exhibition Programming

Check out our schedule of weekly docent-led gallery tours of Emergence:The National Arts of Central Illinois - click here

October

Wine & Art Night with Zac Zetterberg | Paint Your Own Warhol!
Fri, Oct 20 | 7-9 pm

Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events. Zac Zetterberg, a local artist and our Assistant Curator of Art, will guide you in creating a unique Andy Warhol inspired piece of pop art featuring your favorite celebrity or figure! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early! Must be 21 or older. 
Email your person of choice when you register to tstef@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Margaret LeJeune & Lynette Lombard
Sun, Oct 29 | 2 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Margaret LeJeune, Associate Professor of Art, Photography at Bradley and Lynette Lombard, Associate Professor of Art, Painting at Knox College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today. Free & open to the Public.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

November

First Friday at the Museum!
Fri, Nov 3 | 5-9 pm
The Museum's new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, in the International Feature Gallery will remain open for First Friday! Come after hours to experience this new exhibition with activities like drawing in the galleries and a chance to discover regional artists!
Join us for the following First Friday dates: Dec 1 & Jan 5.
Free & open to the public.
For more info - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Ken Hoffman & Jennifer Costa
Tue, Nov 7 | 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Ken Hoffman, former Associate of Art in Painting at Bradley University and and Jennifer Costa, Associate Professor of Art and Chair at Illinois Central College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today. Free & open to the public.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

Senior Morning
Wed, Nov 8 | 10-11 am

Free for seniors - these educational events take place every other month on Wednesday morning and cover topics from Museum exhibits to educational movies. This month we'll look at the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, including contemporary works by 50 artists in our communities, showcasing their artistic talents and inspiring creativity. A variety of media on display by regional artists whose work also enjoys national acclaim. Free parking in our covered parking garage off of Water Street.
Free event for seniors.
For more info - click here.

Art Club: Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois
Tue, Nov 14 | 1-2 pm

Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. We select a different topic each month, and enjoy a casual staff-led discussion (with PowerPoint slides) accompanied by coffee and treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic. It's like a book club, but without as much homework! This month's topic is This month's topic is Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. Coffee and treats are served. Please bring your own coffee cup!
Free with General Admission.
For more info - click here.

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Fisher Stolz
Sun, Nov 19 | 2 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Fisher Stolz, Associate Professor of Art in Photography at Bradley University. Learn about his inspirations and what opportunities led him to where he is today. Free & open to the Public. 
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Anita Tuccillo & John Tuccillo
Tue, Nov 28 | 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature John Tuccillo, Associate Professor of Art in Painting at Illinois Central College and Anita Tuccillo, Associate Professor of Art in Drawing at Illinois Central College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today. Free & open to the public.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

December

First Friday at the Museum!
Fri, Dec 1 | 5-9 pm

Museum Lobby/International Feature Gallery
The Museum's new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, in the International Feature Gallery will remain open for First Friday! Come after hours to experience this new exhibition with activities like drawing in the galleries and a chance to discover regional artists!
Join us for the final First Friday date: Jan 5.
Free & open to the public.
For more info - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Michael Godsil & Fred Jones
Tues, Dec 5 | 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Michael Godsil, Associate Professor of Art in Photography at Knox College and Fred Jones, Former Associate Professor of Art at Western Illinois University. Learn about their inspirations are and what opportunities led them to where they are today.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Andrea Ferrigno & Mark Holmes
Sun, Dec 17 | 2 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Andrea Ferrigno, Professor of Art at Knox College and Mark Holmes, Associate Professor of Art and Chair at Knox College. Learn about their inspirations are and what opportunities led them to where they are today.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

January

First Friday at the Museum!
Fri, Jan 5 | 5-9 pm

Museum Lobby/International Feature Gallery
The Museum's new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, in the International Feature Gallery will remain open for First Friday! Come after hours to experience this new exhibition with activities like drawing in the galleries and a chance to discover regional artists!
Join us for the final First Friday date: Jan 5.
Free & open to the public.
For more info - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Jaci Willis, Doug Leunig & Eileen Leunig
Sun, Jan 7 | 2 pm

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Jaci Willis, MFA in Sculpture from Bradley Univeristy and Doug Leunig and Eileen Leunig, Purpose Driven Art. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence | Featuring Tony Gant & Christopher M. Gauthier
Sun, Jan 14 | 2 pm
Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be an artist? Join us in our lecture series featuring artists from the new exhibition, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois. This lecture will feature Tony Gant, Associate Professor of Art at Knox College and Christopher M. Gauthier, Assistant Professor of Art at Illinois Central College. Learn about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today.
See the full schedule of lectures - click here!