SUMMER'S PUBLIC RECEPTION
JUNE 26, 4-7 P.M.
Join us for a Public Reception to celebrate the Summer exhibits. You'll see a wide range of exhibits from watercolors to archaeology - from steam train photographs to the story behind the restoration of a painting.
SNAPSHOTS OF THE 29TH ARTS EDUCATION FESTIVAL
APRIL 15-16, 2015
The pictures above are from the 29th Arts Education Fesitval held at SIU on April 15th and 16th of this year.
UNVEILING OF A RESTORED CIVIL WAR ERA PAINTING
The "USS Switzerland," 9x63/50
Come see the before and after results of a professional painting restoration. The Chicago Conservation Center recently completed major work on a small gem of a painting from the University Museum's art collection. We do not know the name of the artist who created this painting, tradition has it that he was one of the men who served on the steamer. He presented the painting to Major John W. Lawrence of Carbondale, Illinois. The painting was donated to the Museum by his daughter, Abbie Lawrence.