Events

  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Dial M for Murder

    (General - Friday, August 6, 2021)

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    Fri, Aug 6 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Art Club | Featuring artist Allison Walsh

    (General - Tuesday, August 10, 2021)

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    Virtual Art Club via Zoom

    Featuring artist, Allison Walsh

    Tue, Aug 10 | 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 Allison Walsh will be presenting their own work while you enjoy coffee and treats at your home.

    Program Link | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86105069619?pwd=cnZ2c1loYVJFaUduZk80UmVXWTAxUT09

    Meeting ID: 861 0506 9619
    Passcode: 621081

    Allison Walsh is an independent documentary filmmaker, freelance videographer, and fine artist, who is committed to local political advocacy and documenting social issues in the Midwest. Walsh’s films have screened around the world including Paris, France (Paris Art and Movie Awards), Sayulita, Mexico (Festival Sayulita), Barcelona, Spain (BSF2019), and Chicago, Illinois (Pride Film Fest, Femme Filmmakers Showcase). Walsh is the founder and program director of the Big Picture Film Festival, an international film festival in Peoria, IL (2018-2019). She is a recipient of the Kartemquin Emerging Storytellers Fund (2019), Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Program (2019), and the Acorn Equality Grant (2018), awarded to work that positively impacts the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and allies. She has been invited to speak about her films at Western Illinois University and the El Paso Museum of History.

    Walsh holds a degree from Bradley University where she studied Painting, Spanish, and Philosophy. She is a graduate of the internship program at Kartemquin Films in Chicago. During her time at Kartemquin, she worked on the documentary film Dilemma of Desire (SXSW, 2020), led by the Emmy and Peabody award-winning director Maria Finitzo, and City So Real (Sundance, 2020), led by the Oscar-nominated director Steve James. Her current film, Teaching About Religion (working title), is in post-production.

    My website is AllisonWalshArtist.com

    For more info or upcoming dates - click here.

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  • Laser Light Night | Gaga, Bowie, Floyd

    (General - Friday, August 13, 2021)

    Laser Light Night: Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 

    Dome Planetarium

    Fri, Aug 13
    6 pm | Laser Gaga
    7:15 pm | Laser Bowie 

    8:30 pm | Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 

    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.

    Click Here for the full Laser Light Nights Schedule

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Rear Window

    (General - Friday, August 13, 2021)

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    Fri, Aug 13 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | North by Northwest

    (General - Friday, August 20, 2021)

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    Fri, Aug 20 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Jurassic Park | Thursday Night Trivia Series - cancelled

    (Exhibit - Thursday, August 26, 2021)

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    DINOSAURS! | Thursday Night Trivia Series - ADULTS ONLY! - cancelled

    Hosted by Dustin Growick + Kristina Gustovich from The Dinosaur Show + Atlas Obscura’s Dino 101!

    Thu, Aug 26 | 8 pm

    LIVE on Zoom

    Grab a drink and round up your squad for a ridiculous, irreverent, T. rex-tastic adults-only evening of trivia, games, and prizes...as we celebrate inarguably the greatest achievement in the history of cinema. Bring your team name ready to go and let the games begin. 

    Dustin Growick
    After graduating with a M.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook, Dustin dedicated himself to studying the way science institutions engage, educate, and entertain…from the inside. Then, in the private sector, Dustin helped build Museum Hack into a million dollar tour business while spearheading its consulting work with cultural institutions across the globe. Now operating independently, Dustin creates unique and engaging adult museum experiences that attract new audiences. Additionally, you should know that Dustin really loves dinosaurs—he raced a T. rex on his Youtube channel, created and hosts Atlas Obscura’s Dino 101, and teamed with DK Books to write two dinosaur encyclopedias.

    Kristina Gustovich
    MS in Geology from Western Washington University, MA in Teaching Earth Science from the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. Middle school science teacher, geologist, improviser, and museum megastan.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Double Indemnity

    (General - Friday, August 27, 2021)

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    Fri. Aug 27 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Blowup

    (General - Friday, September 3, 2021)

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    Fri, Sep 3 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Laser Light Night | Beatles, Bowie, Gaga

    (General - Friday, September 10, 2021)

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    Laser Light Night | Beatles, Bowie, Gaga 

     

    Fri, September 10 

    6 pm | Laser Beatles 7:15 pm | Laser David Bowie 8:30 pm | Laser Lady Gaga 

    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.)

    $5 Members | $7 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 
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone at 309.686.7000.

    To view the full Laser Light Nights Schedule - click here. 

    For more information or questions calling 309.686.7000

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  • Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography opens

    (General - From Saturday, October 9, 2021 until Sunday, January 2, 2022)

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    Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography

    October 9, 2021 through January 2, 2022

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" takes visitors on a striking visual journey into the 1940s through a series of stunningly beautiful black-and-white and color photographs of railroad workers. Their stories are presented through biographies that were meticulously researched and thoughtfully crafted, providing a rare glimpse into the inner milieu of railroaders and the yards and shops in which they operated.

    Photographer and documentarian Jack Delano captured the images during his employment with the Office of War Information. Delano transforms the trials and gritty everyday life of railroaders into a poignant and dramatic story of the Homefront effort during World War II, when railroads were vital to transporting personnel and supplies where they were needed.

    Delano’s photographs immortalize the hard work and heroic determination of the men and women, many from recently immigrated families, who were tasked with keeping the nation moving during a very challenging time.

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" demonstrates that the railroad industry fostered its own communities and networks that cut across ethnic and religious lines. Through the stories of the lives of the men and women of railroading, the exhibition demonstrates how the people of one industrial community represent, in microcosm, the vastness of Chicago society and, by extension, American society as a whole.

    Along with more than sixty of Jack Delano’s magnificent photographs, the museum presents a special collection of rarely seen railroading artifacts from central Illinois during the 1940s.

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" is organized by Center for Railroad Photography & Art in partnership with Chicago History MuseumFor more information about the exhibition  CLICK HERE.

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    The museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenting sponsors, Holly & Bon French, with additional support from Visionary Society and Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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