Events

  • 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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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | From Here to Eternity

    (Theater - Friday, October 22, 2021)

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    FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

    Fri, Oct 22 | 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 | Pal Joey

    (General - Friday, October 29, 2021)

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    PAL JOEY (1957)

    Fri, Oct 29 | 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 | Some Like It Hot

    (General - Friday, November 5, 2021)

    SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

    Fri, Nov 5 | 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 | Contempt

    (General - Friday, November 12, 2021)

    CONTEMPT (1963)

    Fri, Nov 12 | 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 | Anatomy of a Murder

    (General - Friday, November 19, 2021)

    ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

    Fri, Nov 19 | 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.

  • Yoga Under the Stars

    (General - Friday, November 19, 2021)

    Yoga Under the Stars

    Featuring Yogi Heather Capperrune

    Fri, Nov 19 | 6 PM 

    Dome Planetarium

    Enjoy a beautiful evening of yoga practice under a starry sky, without worrying about mosquitoes or rain! This evening will feature a 15 minute star talk, showing off our fall constellations. Then Heather will lead a one hour yoga practice, with beautiful stars, nebula and planets dazzling on the dome above.

    Heather Capperrune has been teaching yoga and curating unique experiences with movement in Peoria for six years.

    Participants are asked to wear a mask, and bring their own mats. Doors will open at 5:45 PM.

    $20 Members | $25 Public

    Purchase tickets here.

    All sessions are an hour and 15 minutes in length.

    Limited mats are available, please bring a mat and a light blanket. Doors open at 5:30 pm. 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.

  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | The Graduate

    (General - Friday, November 26, 2021)

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    THE GRADUATE (1967)

    Fri, Nov 26 | 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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  • From Peoria to Lebanon | Exhibition + Concert

    (General - Sunday, December 12, 2021)

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    FROM PEORIA TO LEBANON | EXHIBITION + CONCERT

    Exhibition | December 2021 at Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Concert | Sun, Dec 19, 2021, 2:30 PM at Scottish Rite Cathedral

    This past August 4, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the horrific explosion that partially destroyed Beruit, Lebanon.

    This December, the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Scottish Rite Theatre in partnership with the Itoo (Aytou) Society and honorary chair Dr. Michele Couri will hold an art exhibition and concert to benefit Beruit, funding much-needed medical relief and supplies through the American Lebanese University.

    Lebanon's leading contemporary artists, all of whom who have donated their work to be auctioned off in support of Beruit medical relief, will be featured at a special art exhibition at Peoria Riverfront Museum. This exhibition marks the first time that the collective works by contemporary artists of a country so closely linked to Peoria history and citizenry have ever been shown!

    Leading the artists' cause for Lebanon is renowned pianist Dr. Tony Karam, who will perform at the Scottish Rite Theatre December 19. Dr. Karam's concert proceeds will support Beruit medical relief.

    Check back for updates & details!

    Thank you to Dr. Michele Couri, Dr. Tony Karam, the artists of Lebanon, Scottish Rite TheatreItoo (Aytou) Society, Lebanese American University and Visionary Society of Peoria Riverfront Museum for making this event possible.

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