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Rediscovered beauty on show in Rome - ItalyEurope24 (subscription)

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Rediscovered beauty on show in Rome
ItalyEurope24 (subscription)
Six paintings belonging to the collections of the National Museum of San Matteo in Pisa open the first section of the exhibition. Along with eleven other works, they were entrusted in 2002 to a Tuscan art restorer who, at the end of his conservative ...

Getting Personal: Wayne Pitard - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

11 hours 49 min ago

Getting Personal: Wayne Pitard
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
I will also continue doing research on projects related to ancient Canaanite and Israelite religion and parts of the Spurlock's Near Eastern collection. Describe your favorite object or objects at Spurlock and tell us why you like them so much. There ...

Generous museum donation creates permanent exhibit for regional art - KFVS

Sat, 2017-06-24 18:42

Generous museum donation creates permanent exhibit for regional art
KFVS
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -. Southeastern Illinois College have announced a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus from retired Air Force Colonial William C. Hise and the estate of his late brother Air Force Brigadier General ...

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC - Harrisburg Daily Register

Sat, 2017-06-24 00:18

Harrisburg Daily Register

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC
Harrisburg Daily Register
Southeastern Illinois College announced today a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus, which will include an endowment for operational support. The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art is being funded by the ...

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Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation - The Southern

Fri, 2017-06-23 14:02

Randolph County Herald Tribune

Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation
The Southern
Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced ... The museum will be devoted to the study and collection of regional art. — Associated Press. Angry. 0.
Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SICRandolph County Herald Tribune

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This Illinois museum is quite cultured: BTN LiveBIG - Big Ten Network

Fri, 2017-06-23 13:47

Big Ten Network

This Illinois museum is quite cultured: BTN LiveBIG
Big Ten Network
The 14 universities of the Big Ten Conference are home to some of the finest museums, special collections and libraries in the nation. From musical oddities to ancient artifacts, the B1G Museums series is your carefully curated guide to the archives ...

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC - Randolph County Herald Tribune

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:39

Randolph County Herald Tribune

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC
Randolph County Herald Tribune
Southeastern Illinois College announced today a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus, which will include an endowment for operational support. The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art is being funded by the ...

Pop Culture On Display - IllinoisHomePage.net

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:19

Pop Culture On Display
IllinoisHomePage.net
CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Michael Jackson's “Thriller” album sold about 66 million copies worldwide. The finale of “M*A*S*H” drew 125 million viewers. Super Hero comic books have dominated the shelves for decades. Hot Wheels cars are one of the most popular ...

Inheritance of loss: "Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat" - Santa Fe New Mexican

Fri, 2017-06-23 06:12

Santa Fe New Mexican

Inheritance of loss: "Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat"
Santa Fe New Mexican
The New Mexico History Museum exhibit Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat features amazing photographs of ancient buildings, many of which have been destroyed by ISIS in the past few years. The show, which opens on Friday, June 23, draws from the ...

Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation - KWQC-TV6

Thu, 2017-06-22 22:02

KWQC-TV6

Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation
KWQC-TV6
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) - Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah ... to begin later this year. The museum will be devoted to the study and collection of ...

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Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 2017-06-22 21:50

Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation
U.S. News & World Report
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced the contribution from Retired Air Force Colonel William Hise and the estate of ...

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Elmhurst: Museums, boutiques and unique eats - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 2017-06-22 15:38

Chicago Tribune

Elmhurst: Museums, boutiques and unique eats
Chicago Tribune
Lance Tawzer, curator of exhibits for the Elmhurst History Museum, shows the Hamer electric guitar custom-made for Steve Dahl. The guitar is just one of the ... "Many of the artifacts are from Steve Dahl's collection and from his fans as well," said ...

Modernism and residency - Illinois Times

Thu, 2017-06-22 08:12

Illinois Times

Modernism and residency
Illinois Times
... as the desktop “Aurora clock” (1972) with its constant, almost lava-lamp like color transformations (on loan from the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City), are fascinating, flashy examples of consumer kitsch at its ...

Frank Lloyd Wright Is Not Who You Think He Is - Bloomberg

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:27

Bloomberg

Frank Lloyd Wright Is Not Who You Think He Is
Bloomberg
The 20th century American master is famous not just for his beloved works, such as the audacious, spiraling Guggenheim Museum and the cantilevered Fallingwater, which still attract hordes of tourists, but also for his forceful personality, equal parts ...

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Plastic bottles become cornstalks in new Figge exhibit - Quad-Cities Online

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:15

Quad-Cities Online

Plastic bottles become cornstalks in new Figge exhibit
Quad-Cities Online
3 at 7 p.m., Pamela White, director of Western Illinois University's museum studies graduate program (and a public art consultant), will speak about the history of public art and the influence of artists like Ms. Shin. Admission to the Figge is free ...

New Book Tracks Peregrine Falcon's Return From Near-Extinction - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Wed, 2017-06-21 14:44

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

New Book Tracks Peregrine Falcon's Return From Near-Extinction
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
But by the 1950s, widespread pesticide use had wiped out the bird of prey's population in Illinois, and it was nearing extinction in North America. The new book “The Peregrine Returns” tells the story of the raptor's recovery, ... “On some level it's ...

Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion - Chron.com

Tue, 2017-06-20 20:11

Chron.com

Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion
Chron.com
The new Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center will contain rotating displays from a permanent collection of 129 paintings donated to the museum by Bak, a renowned Holocaust survivor and painter. The new Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust ...

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Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion - Houston Chronicle

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:08

Houston Chronicle

Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion
Houston Chronicle
The new Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center will contain rotating displays from a permanent collection of 129 paintings donated to the museum by Bak, a renowned Holocaust survivor and painter. The new Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust ...

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EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum - Warbirds News

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:24

Warbirds News

EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum
Warbirds News
A team has been disassembling the aircraft at the sadly now-defunct Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, located at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois. Jack Weber, a former navy crew chief on the type, was involved in this effort and kindly sent ...

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Fossil would mean 'everything' - ThisWeek Community News

Mon, 2017-06-19 19:56

ThisWeek Community News

Fossil would mean 'everything'
ThisWeek Community News
“It would bring a lot more people to the museum,” said Dale Gnidovec, curator and collections manager. He said the museum is a “hidden gem,” and having the dinosaur skeleton could serve to interest more young people in science. “Every third-grader is a ...

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