Holiday Luncheon 2018

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19th Annual Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Mon, Dec 3  |  11-1 pm

Have a great time with friends as you enjoy a fabulous lunch, raffle, silent auction, and shopping in the Museum Store. All proceeds benefit the Every Student Initiative at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

11 am-12 pm  |  Social Hour, Raffle & Silent Auction

12 pm  |  Lunch

Menu

Tuscan Breast of Chicken with Butter Parsley Potatoes and Normandy Vegetables or Herb Roasted Tomato with Cavatappi Pasta in a Tuscany Cream Sauce
Lunch provided by Barrack's Cater Inn

Raffle Prizes

  •  Riverfront Museum 4th of July Backyard BBQ VIP package for 20 guests ($2000 value)
  •  Hearth & Patio $1000 gift certificate
  •  Apple Watch Series 4 with Cellular donated by The Digital Store ($500value)
  •  Jones Bros. Jewelers $500 gift certificate

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $15  |  5 for $60  |  10 for $100

Silent Auction

Bid on baskets of food, products and entertainment from communities around Central Illinois!

Cost

$50 per person  |  $400 per table of 8  |  $600 per sponsor table of 8*

*includes prime seating, table favors and special recognition

Thank you to our sponsors JP Morgan Chase & Co., RLI, Prairie Home Alliance, Sally Snyder, Grace & Michael Sposato, and Chuck & Kathy Schaeffer!

Seating is limited.

For more info email SKerker@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or call 309.863.3042

  • The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art opens

    (General - From Saturday, May 25, 2019 until Monday, September 2, 2019)

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    The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art

    May 25 - September 1, 2019

    Presented by CEFCU

    THE ART OF THE BRICK takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before. The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity.- Nathan Sawaya, artist

    THE ART OF THE BRICK, a captivating touring exhibition, features intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO® brick. This critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

    Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, is the world's most elaborate display of LEGO brick art, featuring more than 100 artworks. The collection highlights original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks, such as van Gogh's "Starry Night" and da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" as well as a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick-infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to get up-close and in-person with the fan favorite, "Yellow," a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull. 

    THE ART OF THE BRICK is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya transforms LEGO bricks into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of art. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art. 

    Interactive Activity Area

    THE ART OF THE BRICK is sure to inspire the artist within. Take inspiration from Sawaya’s artwork to create your own LEGO brick sculptures in an interactive activity area, where you can build whatever you can imagine.

    Exhibition sponsors

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenter, CEFCU, and our exhibition sponsors, the Gilmore Foundation and the Visionary Society.

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    Photo: "Yellow," Nathan Sawaya

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Saturday, May 25, 2019)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars I Apollo 11

    Sat, May 25 | 7-9 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Relax and enjoy a variety of wine, gourmet cheese and crackers under a spectacular full-dome night sky. We will start the evening with a tour of the night sky, finding constellations and planets. After a break to socialize and ask our astronomy expert your questions, we will fly through the Solar System and beyond with our immersive Uniview software. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Apollo missions 9-12, including Apollo 11, the first landing on the Moon. Learn about the history of the Apollo program and take a tour of the landing sites while enjoying wine and cheese in our beautiful planetarium.

    Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or soda, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission. Doors open at 6:50 pm.

    $30 members | $36 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Ages 21+. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Wine & Art | Keith Haring, "Figures"

    (General - Saturday, May 25, 2019)

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    Wine & Art | Keith Haring, Figures

    Sat, May 25 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Eugene Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating your own unique version of Keith Haring's Figures! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members | $36 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Wine & Art for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Shelby at 309.863.3015.

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  • Museum After Dark | Bricktastic Luau

    (General - Saturday, June 1, 2019)

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    Museum After Dark | Bricktastic Luau

    Sat, Jun 1 | 7-10 pm

    Put on your best Hawaiian shirt and join us for a night of brick building and tropical fun! Sign up for the limbo contest, participate in brick building challenges, and play Bricktionary against your pals! If you are brave enough, attempt the brick fire walk on Sun Plaza. You’ll also have the opportunity to view our amazing current exhibition, The Art of the Brick, without kiddos around!

    Plus, in the Museum Lobby:
    Science demos and hands-on activities: 3D printer demos, island art projects, & more!
    Strike your best hula pose & take your photo in paradise with our Green Screen Photo Booth.

    A cash bar will be available with beer and wine, plus a tropical signature drink – Red Brick Punch!

    Ages 21+

    $15 for members | $20 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here .
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | June

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, June 5, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jun 5 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few minutes to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: July 3, August 7, September 4

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

    (Theater - From Friday, June 7, 2019 until Sunday, June 9, 2019)

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    Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

    Co-Sponsored by the Fine Arts Society of Peoria

    Fri, Jun 7 | 6 pm
    Sat, Jun 8 | 6 pm
    Sun, Jun 9 | 4 pm

    Giant Screen Theater

    The story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, for the first time ever on the giant screen for an unrepeatable experience. 1h 20m.

    Member: Adult $8.50 | Child (3-17) $6.50 | Senior (60+) $7.50
    Public: Adult $10.50 | Child (3-17) | $8.50 | Senior (60+) $9.50

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Laser Light Night | Vinyl & Zeppelin

    (Planetarium - Saturday, June 8, 2019)

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    LASER LIGHT NIGHT | Vinyl & Zeppelin

    Fri, Jun 8 
    6 pm | Laser Vinyl (Hits from the 70’s and 80’s such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen, and Kansas)
    7 pm | Laser Zeppelin

    Dome Planetarium

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min. (Note: These shows contain lyrics to popular songs and some may not be suitable for all ages.)

    Members: $5 one show, $8 both shows | Public: $7 one show, $12 both shows (to get combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    For more information call 309.686.7000

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Brick Building Challenge! June 8

    (Exhibit - Saturday, June 8, 2019)

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    Brick Building Challenge!

    Sat, Jun 8 | 2-4 pm

    Permanent Collections Gallery (Interactive area of Art of the Brick)

    Join in the creative brick building fun with your friends and family at the museum! Each session enjoy a new challenge to build or spin our challenge wheel for a challenge all your own. Work as a team or solo, either way you’ll have fun with this structured building time. When you’re finished, you can add your design to our display. Does not include taking home brick creations.

    Upcoming Dates: Jul 27, Aug 17, Aug 24

    Free for Members & with Art of the Brick Admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Art Club | June

    (General - Tuesday, June 11, 2019)

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    Art Club

    Tue, Jun 11 | 1-2 pm

    Boardroom

    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 Max Ernst!

    If you would like to discuss a piece please email: hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

    Coffee and treats are served. Please bring your own coffee cup!

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Pub Night Under the Stars | Sun Celebration

    (Planetarium - Friday, June 14, 2019)

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    Pub Night Under the Stars | Sun Celebration

    Fri, Jun 14 | 7-9 pm

    Planetarium

    Celebrate the summer solstice with food and drink! Learn the science behind our closest star and hear updates on NASA’s ongoing mission: The Parker Solar Probe.

    These evenings are held in two parts. A star talk using our highly realistic Zeiss ZKP4 star projectors, time to socialize and enjoy the beer and refreshments, than a tour of the universe using our immersive real time software.

    Guests will receive up to 3 craft beers, delicious food, and sides included in ticket price. To request vegetarian option, call 309.863.3048.

    Ages 21+

    $30 Members l $36 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Robo Rumble | FREE DAY!

    (General - Saturday, June 15, 2019)

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    Robo Rumble | FREE DAY*!

     Sat, Jun 15 | Noon-5 pm

    Lobby, Sun Plaza, Auditorium

    Experience the exciting world of robotics as area teams demonstrate their robots in this family-friendly annual event. Come out and try your hands on one of these robots, other hands on activities, and connect with these amazing high school students to learn how your kids can get involved with these programs!

    Free for Members | Public - Free General Admission. Giant Screen Theater is not included.
    *Up-charge applies to The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children)

    For more info call 309.686.7000.

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  • Tiny Tot Explorers | June

    (General - Thursday, June 20, 2019)

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    Tiny Tot Explorers

    Thu, June 20 | 11:30 am-Noon

    IL River Classroom

    Join us every third Thursday for Tiny Tot Explorers! Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a story and hands-on art or science activities related to the book. Each month will have a different theme that correlates to one or more of the museum’s pillars of art, science, history and achievement!

    In June, the summer season starts and we celebrate Great Outdoors Month! So our theme for June will be…Outdoor Adventures!

    Free for members and with general admission.

  • Brick Building Challenge! June

    (Exhibit - Saturday, June 29, 2019)

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    Brick Building Challenge!

    Sat, Jun 29 | 2-4 pm

    Permanent Collections Gallery (Interactive area of Art of the Brick)

    Join in the creative brick building fun with your friends and family at the museum! Each session enjoy a new challenge to build or spin our challenge wheel for a challenge all your own. Work as a team or solo, either way you’ll have fun with this structured building time. When you’re finished, you can add your design to our display. Does not include taking home brick creations.

    Upcoming Dates: Jul 27, Aug 17, Aug 24

    Free for Members & with Art of the Brick Admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • GeekFest

    (General - Saturday, June 29, 2019)

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    GeekFest

    Sat, Jun 29

    All ages fun! Games, building bricks, cosplay, costume contest & more!

    Experience the Museum transformed into a nerdy night to remember at our 2nd annual GeekFest: Round 2. Challenge friends and family to video games, explore our new Art of the Brick exhibition, and much more! Throughout the night there will be awesome panels, fabulous door prizes, awesome exhibitions in the galleries, vendors selling geeky wares and showing off cool stuff in the auditorium, as well as a juried costume contest (Be sure to review our Cosplay and Costuming Weapons Policy)

    All ages welcome; under 16 cannot be admitted without a parent.

    $15 Members | $20 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309-686-7000.

    Miyazaki Fest in the Giant Screen Theater:
    Noon | Princess Mononoke 
    2:30 pm | Kiki's Delivery Service
    5 pm | Howl's Moving Castle - 15th Anniversary!
    7:30 pm | Spirited Away - Academy Award-winning Animated Film

    Get $2 off admission to GeekFest when you purchase a ticket to one Miyazaki Film - discount only available in person or by phone 309.686.7000. Or show your Miyazaki Film ticket day of & get $2 off GeekFest admission!

    For film descriptions - click here

    Interested in being a vendor, panelist, or activity provider? For more info - click here.  

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  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

    (Theater - Tuesday, July 2, 2019)

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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Showing daily July 2-18

    Giant Screen Theater

    Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

    2D
    Public: Adult $10.50, Child $8.50, Senior (60+) $9.50
    Member: Adult $8.50, Child $6.50, Senior (60+) $7.50

    3D
    Public: Adult $14.50, Child $12.50, Senior (60+) $13.50
    Member: Adult $10.50, Child $11.50, Senior (60+) $12.50

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | Jul

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, July 3, 2019)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Jul 3 | Noon-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: August 7

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • 4th of July Backyard BBQ

    (General - Thursday, July 4, 2019)

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    Last year's 4th of July Backyard BBQ sold out! 

    • Cracked Pepper all-you-can-eat buffet
    • Cash bar
    • Kona Ice
    • Radio live remove broadcast
    • Dome Planetarium shows
    • $5 Educational films
    • Green screen photo booth
    • Indoor facilities, climate controlled viewing
    • Reserved seating for Visionary Society members!

    Member presale begins May 13-19

    Nonmember tickets available May 20

    Click here to purchase your tickets!

    Member bonus! Bring your family and friends! Purchase up to 4 guest tickets per household at the member rate.

    Please bring your own seating.

    For questions call 309.686.7000 or email events@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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  • Brick Building Challenge! July

    (Exhibit - Saturday, July 27, 2019)

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    Brick Building Challenge!

    Sat, Jul 27 | 2-4 pm

    Permanent Collections Gallery (Interactive area of Art of the Brick)

    Join in the creative brick building fun with your friends and family at the museum! Each session enjoy a new challenge to build or spin our challenge wheel for a challenge all your own. Work as a team or solo, either way you’ll have fun with this structured building time. When you’re finished, you can add your design to our display. Does not include taking home brick creations.

    Upcoming Dates: Aug 17, Aug 24

    Free for Members & with Art of the Brick Admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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