Monday, April 23, 2018
 

Toy Box - Inspiration Through Play

December 11, 2017

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62706
782-7386

TIME: 9am-4:30pm

PHONE: 217-558-6696

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisStateMuseum/

Categories:

Info

"Toy Box - Inspiration Through Play"

Open November 24 through February 11, 2018

Illinois is home to classic toys such as Radio Flyer, Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys. These, like all toys serve as templates to the imagination for children at both social and cognitive levels of development. For adults, toys are vessels for memory that contain identity, activity, and comfort. For many working artists today, a toy represents a creative opportunity to transform the object into an experience that transcends nostalgia and represents an act of discovery. The artwork featured in this exhibition comes directly from artists working across Illinois. The historic objects presented are highlights from the Illinois State Museum collections.  Combined, they seek to merge the joyous occasion of imagination during play with the nurtured discipline of creating a work of art.

Participating artists include: Ava Grey Design, David Bower, Jan Brandt, Larry Brogan, Mac Blackout, Mary Carnahan, Pattie Chalmers, Kevin Coffey, Christopher Cosnowski, Stacy Lee Gee, Tytia Habing, John Kurtz, Ralph Kyyloe, Jane Labowitch,Sterling Lawrence, Joseph Milosevich, Stuart Pearson, Michael Rea, Robin Monique Rios, Jessica Segal, John Siblik, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Benjamin Stone, Frank Trankina, Ivan Vazquez, Betsy Youngquist.

Objects from the vaults of the ISM Illinois Legacy Collection will also be featured.

The Illinois State Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m. The Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street in Springfield. Museum admission: $5 for adults ages 19-64; free admission for Members, children, seniors, and veterans. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Bazan, events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

Local Reviews

comments powered by Disqus

Also in Art & Architecture


500 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign IL 61820
333-1861

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Art & Architecture

April 23, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
217-558-6696

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706
782-7386

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

2005 W. Lawrence
Springfield IL 62704
546-5622
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

331 W. College Ave.
Jacksonville IL 62650
243-9390
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
More Events

Other Events at Illinois State Museum

Art & Architecture

April 23, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
217-558-6696

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706
782-7386

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Art & Architecture

April 23, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
217-558-6696

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706
782-7386

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Art & Architecture

April 23, 2018, 9am-4:30pm
217-558-6696

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706
782-7386

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
History

May 2, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm
217-558-6696

502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706
782-7386

Website
0.00 out of 5
0 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
More Events