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Music at the Museum | Timeless - SOLD OUT!

Featuring pianist, Dr. Antoine Karam

Sat, Dec 21 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Grand Lobby & Galleries

Limited seating available!

6 pm | Doors Open
6:30-7:50 pm | Music Program, galleries [brief 10 minute intermission]
7:50-8:30 pm | Festive Desserts + Holiday Drinks with Dr. Karam, grand lobby

Join us for a truly magical holiday experience tying together the timeless nature of music, art, and innovation with a spectacular concert in Da Vinci: The Genius featuring the Secrets of the Mona Lisa.

Renowned classical pianist and medical doctor, Dr. Antoine Karam is flying from his home in Beirut to play a concert in the galleries of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. He began his career in piano forty years ago as a child prodigy, playing national concerts. Now, Dr. Karam will play one exclusive concert for Peoria, featuring some of the most technically challenging piano compositions ever written by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Scriabin and Franz Liszt, among others.

$30 Members | $36 Public

  • Kids Day At The Museum

    (General - From Friday, August 14, 2020 until Saturday, August 15, 2020)

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    Kids Day At The Museum!

    Fri, Aug 14 & Sat, Aug 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Join us this Friday and Saturday for Kids Day at the Museum! Enjoy kid-friendly movies and shows in the Dome and Theater, storytime in the lobby, up to 30% off in the museum store, scavenger hunt activities and more.

    Members will also receive a FREE child movie ticket with every $5 adult movie ticket purchased.

    Giant Screen Theater Movie Schedule:

    Tiny Giants – 11 AM, 4 PM
    Hidden Pacific – 12:15 PM
    Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet – 1:30 PM
    Into America’s Wild – 2:45 PM

    Dome Planetarium Show Schedule:

    Perfect Little Planet - 11:30 AM
    One World, One Sky - 1:00 PM
    Stars Over Peoria - 2:30 PM
    Uniview: To Mars & Beyond - 4:00 PM

    Stop in to see "Thomas Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild," "The Sculpture of Ronald Bladen: ANGLE/EDGE/PLANE," and "Ken Hoffman: 50 Years in Peoria!"

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  • Meet the Artist | Ken Hoffman

    (General - From Saturday, August 15, 2020 until Saturday, August 29, 2020)

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    Meet the Artist | Ken Hoffman

    Saturdays | 11 am-Noon
    August 15, 29

    International Feature Gallery

    Come meet the artist in his new exhibition Ken Hoffman: 50 Years in Peoria! Ken will be available for questions and greetings, please keep a respectful distance of 6 ft. from the artists at all times. 

    Free for Members & with General Admission

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  • Music Mondays | The Blank Stairs LIVE Sessions

    (General - Monday, August 17, 2020)

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    Music Mondays | Year of the Guitar LIVE SESSIONS on Facebook

    The Blank Stairs LIVE

    Mon, Aug 17 | 5 pm

    Live on Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook Page (@riverfrontmuseum)

    Join us for FREE Music Mondays | Year of the Guitar LIVE SESSIONS on Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook page, as Central Illinoisans and accomplished guitar musicians bring live concerts to your living room!

    The Blank Stairs
    Three artists from Illinois. We like to make songs.
    Abbey Haste on drums.
    Josh Sweeney on bass and guitar.
    Cami Proctor on guitar and sometimes bass.

    Post-concert videos will be posted on our YouTube channel in our "Year of the Guitar" playlist!

    Sponsored by Visionary Society.

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  • Viewing Room LIVE | Golden Voice Recording Co.

    (General - Thursday, August 20, 2020)

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    Viewing Room LIVE | Golden Voice Recording Co.

    Thu, Aug 20 | 6 pm

    Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Facebook Page (@riverfrontmuseum)

    Join Chief Curator Bill Conger with special guests Jerry Milam of Golden Voice Recording Co., local music store Younger Than Yesterday owner and musician Craig Moore, and Ron Volz of the Peoria area band The Rockin’ R’s for a LIVE discussion on Golden Voice and the hits produced at this legendary studio.

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  • Laser Light Night | Queen, Journey, 80's

    (General - Friday, August 21, 2020)

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    Laser Light Night: Queen, Journey, 80's 

    Dome Planetarium 

    Fri, Aug 21
    6 pm | Laser Queen
    7:15 pm | Laser Journey
    8:30 pm | That 80's Laser Show 

    Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to some of your favorite music from The Beatles - while being dazzled with 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.)

    $5 Members | $8 Public
    *Multi-show discount available: $2 off for 2 shows & $3 off for three shows per patron.

    (For combo price tickets call 309.686.7000 or visit the ticket desk in person)

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

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  • Music Mondays | Cami Proctor LIVE Session

    (General - Monday, August 24, 2020)

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    Music Mondays | Year of the Guitar LIVE SESSIONS on Facebook

    Cami Proctor LIVE

    Mon, Aug 10 + 24 | 5 pm

    Live on Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook Page (@riverfrontmuseum)

    Join us for FREE Music Mondays | Year of the Guitar LIVE SESSIONS on Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook page, as Central Illinoisans and accomplished guitar musicians bring live concerts to your living room

    Cami Proctor

    I'm Cami. I like to make songs.
    I enjoy writing my own songs, making arrangements for other people's songs, and creating songs and other sounds to accompany visual projects.
    I play guitar and sometimes bass with The Blank Stairs.

    Post-concert videos will be posted on our YouTube channel in our "Year of the Guitar" playlist!

    Sponsored by Visionary Society.

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  • Viewing Room LIVE on Facebook | Peoria and the Miracle Drug

    (General - Tuesday, August 25, 2020)

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    Viewing Room LIVE | Peoria and the Miracle Drug

    Featuring Diane Bernard of the Washington Post, and Lisa Gates of RLI

    Tue, Aug 25 | 6 pm

    Peoria Riverfront Museum's Facebook page (@riverfrontmuseum)

    During WWII, soldiers were dying from infections at an alarming rate. Penicillin, discovered in 1928, could be the answer, but its mass production eluded scientists until they brought the mold to Peoria’s USDA lab. By 1944, the “miracle drug” was in mass production.

    Join Renae Kerrigan, Curator of Science, and Lottie Fiddes, Curator of History, along with special guests Diane Bernard of the Washington Post, and Lisa Gates of RLI corporation LIVE on Facebook to discuss the story of penicillin, and Peoria’s important role in bringing the antibiotic to the world.

    Diane Bernard is a freelance journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area. She’s a regular contributor to The Washington Post’s Retropolis section, which looks at history relevant to the news today. Prior to that she was a full-time multi-platform editor at The Washington Post and a general news reporter at the Wilmington Star-News in North Carolina. Before entering journalism, she worked as a researcher for historical documentaries for PBS and independent filmmakers. 

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  • Virtual Art Club via Zoom | Featuring artist Carrie Pearce

    (General - Tuesday, September 8, 2020)

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    Virtual Art Club via Zoom

    Featuring artist, Carrie Pearce

    Tue, Sep 8 | 1 pm

    Join us for virtual Art Club! Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. Each month we hear about a different artist or topic. We encourage artists to come talk about their own work, a style they love, or another artist they admire. Enjoy a casual discussion with PowerPoint slides. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to ask questions and discuss pieces of art presented.

    This month, artist Carrie Pearce will be presenting their own work while you enjoy coffee and treats at your home.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84100987839

    Meeting ID: 841 0098 7839

    Carrie Pearce was born in Peoria, IL in 1969. She has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember. Her earliest memories include a Walt Disney light-up table and asking her mom to draw her pictures as she described them to her. Carrie's first major inspiration came from Ann Adams, an artist who drew with a pencil between her teeth. At the age of 6, Carrie was amazed at her ability, and tried to duplicated her drawings with and without pencil in her teeth. Carrie attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia where she graduated with honors. In 2007, Upon seeing DaVinci’s portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci, she declared, “I want to paint like that”. Her paintings can be described as imaginary realism. Although dedicated to the 16th Century techniques of the Masters, she also finds room for the occasional scribble, inspired by children’s drawings. Pearce describes her work as emotional portraits rather than portraits of people. The people are inspired by turn of the century photos that she finds at antique stores and estate sales.
    Carrie's work has been featured both nationally and internationally. She is a "Living Artist" with the Art Renewal Center, a website dedicated to revival of realism in fine art. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, "When artists paint themselves".
    www.carriepearce.com

    If you would like to present at Art Club on your own work, discuss an artist, a style, or an art movement, please email: hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

    For more info or upcoming dates - click here.

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  • GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World Opens

    (General - From Saturday, September 26, 2020 until Sunday, January 10, 2021)

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    ILLINOIS DEBUT!

    GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World 

    September 26 through January 10

    FEATURING THE WORLD'S LARGEST PLAYABLE GUITAR!

    "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World" takes visitors of all ages on a fascinating and engaging exploration of the art, science, sound, history and pop culture behind the world's most popular instrument! Featuring a unique collection of more than 70 instruments - ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative - along with performance video, models and more,"GUITAR" gives you a chance to enjoy the instrument not only from the perspective of its history, evolution, and design, but through the music it has created and the technology that continues to enhance it.

    The guitar is one of the most enduring icons of the past 200 years, evolving from European and Asian instruments during the Middle Ages (oud, sitar, and lute). In "GUITAR," these instruments are displayed side by side next to the guitar as we know it today, with its signature hourglass shape. Packed with STEAM-based elements, GUITAR introduces visitors to concepts including electromagnetism, sound waves, frequency, decibel levels, mathematical scales, engineering design, and materials—along with amplification, memory skills, and performance."GUITAR" explores all facets of the guitar's history as an instrument of popular culture over four centuries to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.

    The museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenting sponsors, Illinois Mutual, PNC, Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust and OSF HealthCare, with additional sponsorship by the Corporate Visionary Society Council and Illinois Arts Council.

    "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World" is produced by The National GUITAR Museum. The NGM was founded to promote and preserve the legacy of the guitar, and is the world's first museum dedicated to the history, science, evolution, and cultural impact of the guitar.

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