Art Galleries And Museums in Springfield

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Springfield is the great capital of Illinois and proudly features what makes the state a thriving example of industry and midwestern values. Whether you’re visiting Springfield with your family or you live here as a full time resident, visiting a museum or an art gallery is a great way to learn about Illinois in an afternoon. To help you narrow down the vast list of art galleries and museums in Springfield, we’ve collected a few of our favorites for you to visit. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Springfield, contact us or view our guide to Springfield!


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum

Abraham Lincoln made Illinois his home before he became the 16th president of the United States. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum brings life to Lincoln’s story with immersive exhibits and displays of original, historical artifacts. Split between two buildings – the library and the museum give history enthusiasts and casual on-lookers in Chatham the chance to learn more about one of the nation’s most popular presidents.

Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum (or ISM) is the place to go if you want to learn more about Illinois wildlife, history, people, or art. With the goal of providing visitors and residents of Illinois the resources and knowledge they need to live more inspired lives, the Illinois State Museum proudly displays different exhibits – interactive and visual – as well as research labs for scientists studying the states ecological and cultural developments. For an immersive history of the State of Illinois, plan a visit to the Illinois State Museum today!

The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

History alone doesn’t capture the full magnitude of the impact art has had on Illinois culture. From the indigenous indians to modern artists, art has been a part of our state’s history since the very beginning. The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Center showcases artists from all disciplines and aims to be a catalyst and forum for advancing, discovering, and connecting through art in Springfield. They host multiple events throughout the year to enrich and educate the community. Visit one of their events or go to an Open Studio Springfield event hosted every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm to practice your drawing or painting. Visiting art galleries in Springfield has never been so easy!

SAA Visual Art Center

When you’re looking for amazing art galleries in Springfield to visit, the SAA Visual Art Center offers classes, events, and open galleries for residents in Rochester to enjoy year round. Perfect for visitors and aspiring artists of any age, SAA Visual Art Center showcases community artists and presents curated exhibits of historical, modern, and post-modern art pieces. If you’re looking to ignite your creative spirit, visiting the SAA Visual Art Center will inspire you to take one of their many classes and begin – or continue – your artistic journey.

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