Illinois Catalog - Business Directory Illinois (IL) business and services directory Guided tours
SEARCH...   Business   Category   Discount  
::: Home     ::: Add Business     ::: Member Area    ::: Suggest a Category   ::: Advertisement    ::: Contact Catalog's Administrator

 

Lakeview Museum of Arts & Science

 
The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts and natural history, and educational programming for all ages. Lakeview is the largest private museum in downstate Illinois and serves a varied audience of both rural and urban populations.
Address: Peoria, IL, 61614    
Click here for see the full address

Website: Lakeview Museum of Arts
Phone Number
  Bookmark to:Facebook.com

 

One of the greatest strengths of Lakeview Museum's collection is its midwestern folk art collection. This collection comprises more than 600 works of art spanning three centuries of Midwestern creative expression. Most notable are the textile collection - including the Glick Collections of Illinois Coverlets and Quilts - and the Illinois River wildfowl decoy collection. A separate Decoy Gallery features permanent and changing displays of carvings by the many carvers and manufacturers living and operating within the Mississippi Flyway during the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries.
The Folk Art Galleries feature changing displays of important individual artists and manufacturers, including William D. Neher (American, 1868-1961), Louis O. Lussier (Canadian-American, 1832-1884), Charles Perdew (American, 1874-1963) and Anna Pottery (Anna, Illinois, 1859-1896). Other artworks include whimsical whirligigs and weathervanes, a carousel horse and artifacts from the Swedish colony of Bishop Hill.
Lakeview Museum's Decoy Gallery features permanent exhibits of decoys by Illinois' most famous carvers - Charles Perdew, Robert Elliston, G. Bert Graves, Charles Walker and Charles Schoenheider, Sr. In addition, a small changing exhibit area features decoys from the museum's permanent collection and those generously lent from private collections. In total, the museum's decoy collection contains representations of more than seventy-five carvers and manufacturers living and operating within the Mississippi Flyway during the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries.
Lakeview Museum's Discovery Center is an area for children of all ages to enjoy hands-on art & science exhibits. The area features more than 30 different displays to challenge and delight the mind, including the mineral house, the cloud ring, the duck-in kaleidoscope, shadow walls, the ever-popular pin wall, and much more. The Discovery Center has two presentation rooms used for group tour and weekend presentations on weather and the physics of light and color. These rooms also have exhibits for use by individual visitors during regular gallery hours.
We offer Mini-Sessions and Classes for Children and Adults:
- For Children: Cartooning, Drawing, Studio Art, Children’s Ceramics, Sloppy Science, Space Explorers, Chinese Culture, Amazing Astronomers, Beginning Chess.
- For Adults: Oil/Acrylic Painting, Low-Heat Metal Casting and Glass Fusing, Collage and Mixed Media, Chinese Culture, The Art of Using Paverpol, Beginning Drawing.
Our Museum Store offers One-of-a-kind gifts, Hand-made jewelry from local artists & around the world, Art & Science kits, toys & books for every age, Art cards & stationery, Wearable art.
Lakeview Museum gratefully accepts donations of books all year.


Contact here


 
Address and Phone Number
1125 West Lake Avenue Peoria, IL, 61614

Website: Lakeview Museum of Arts  The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts.

 

::: Home     ::: Add Business     ::: Member Area    ::: Suggest a Category   ::: Advertisement    ::: Contact Catalog's Administrator