Museums: Researching Your Ancestors
January 17, 2013 4:56PM
Updated: January 17, 2013 5:12PM
Ainsworth Photography Gallery: Photographs by Jon Balke, to Feb. 16. Society meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. At 721 Taylor St., Joliet. Call (815) 726-1840 or visit ainsworth-photography.com.
Arts in Bartlett: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday. At 118 W. Bartlett Avenue, Suite 2. Call (630) 372-4152 or visit artsinbartlett.org.
DuPage Art League: The gallery offers ongoing classes and rotating monthly exhibits featuring the work of local artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. At 218 W. Front St., Wheaton. Call (630) 653-7090 or visit dupageartleague.org.
Friends of Community Public Art: Display on community public art and maps for self-guided tours of Joliet’s public art. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. At 310 N. Ottawa St. in downtown Joliet. Call (815) 722-4140 or visit fcpaonline.org.
Gahlberg Gallery: Closed during the McAninch Center renovations. Call (630) 942-2321 or visit cod.edu/gallery.
Gallery of Meiley-Swallow Hall: Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. At 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5543 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
The Gallery of Oesterle Library: Laura Lein-Svencner, to March 7. Textures are formed by adding gesso, molding pastes and acrylics, with a hint of the hand-pulled stitching with thread and beads. Hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to midnight Sundays. At North Central College, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5375 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/events.
Gallery 7: Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and by appointment. At 116 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet. Call (815) 726-1840.
Gallery 44: At 50 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 801-0818.
Grand Gallery: Brian DeWolf photography, to Jan. 31. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 723-2485.
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery: Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art from the Illinois State Museum Collection, to April 19. Discussion: Jim L. Zimmer, ISM Director for Art and History, will speak on “The Figure in New Deal Art”, 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Free. On the first floor of the Norton Building, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. Call (815) 838-7400.
Lemont Artists Guild: The Guild meets at Athens Gallery at the Lemont Public Library, 50 East Wend Street, Lemont. The Lemont Artist Guild has meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Call (630) 243-6134.
Lemont Center for the Arts: At 1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont. Call (630) 243-7375 or visit LemontCenterForTheArts.wordpress.com
Lewis University: Hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to midnight Sundays. On Route 53 in Romeoville. Call (815) 836-5300.
Lockport Street Gallery: Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. At 503 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. Call (815) 436-0370 or visit lockportstreetgallery.com.
Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery: Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. At 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet. Call (815) 740-3821 or visit stfrancis.edu/va/gallery.
Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery: Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Monthly exhibits, classes for all ages, and special events. At 508 N. Center St., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2530, email email@example.com or visit napervilleartleague.com.
Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center: Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. At 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Call (630) 584-7200, ext. 14. or visit NorrisCulturalArts.com.
Orleans Street Gallery: Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. At Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 524-5048 or visit orleansstreetgallery.com
Plainfield Art League: League meetings are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. the second Wednesday at Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. Classes and demonstrations offered. Call (815) 556-9278 or visit plainfieldartleague.org.
Safety-Kleen Gallery One: At the ECC Arts Center on the Main Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Call (847) 214-7405.
St. Charles Arts Council: At 920 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. At Two East Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 443-3794.
The Schingoethe Gallery in Dunham Hall: Aurora Christian High artists showcased at Aurora University Gallery, to Jan. 25. Public reception and scholarship awards ceremony, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Donations are $3 for adults; $1 for children under 12; $2 for students and seniors; and $7 for families. At 1400 Marseillaise Place, Aurora. Call (630) 844-7843 or visit aurora.edu/museum/ddg1.htm.
Schoenherr Art Gallery: Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. At Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5300 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/events.
Marion E. Wade Center: Rotating historical exhibits, some incorporating art. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Closed from Christmas through New Year’s Day. Free. At Wheaton College, 351 E. Lincoln Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 752-5908 or visit wheaton.edu/wadecenter.
Water Street Studios: 2013 Winter Show. Opening Reception: 6-10 p.m. Jan. 18. See website for hours. At 160 S. Water Street, Batavia. Call (630) 761-9977 or visit waterstreetstudios.com.
Wildwood Gallery: Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. At 1010 S. State St., Lockport. Call (815) 838-9852 or visit wildwoodgallery.com.
American Movie Palace Museum: Artifacts from theaters across the United States. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most third Saturdays of each month. Free. At the York Theatre Building, 152 N. York St., Elmhurst. Call (630) 782-1800 or visit historictheatres.org.
Batavia Depot Museum: Exhibits relating to railroad history, Mary Todd Lincoln and local history. Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission $1. At 155 Houston St., Batavia. Call (630) 406-5274 or visit bataviahistoricalsociety.org.
Billy Graham Center Museum: Exhibit: A History of Evangelism in America, Sacred Arts Gallery, and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children and $10 for a family pass. Free parking. Handicapped-accessible. At Wheaton College, 500 E. College Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 752-5909 or visit A .
Center for History: Exhibits: War of the Rebellion: On and Off the Battlefield, Wheaton’s Link to Golf: Champions, Patents and Courses; The Disaster, Courage & Silence exhibit immortalizes the capsizing of the SS Eastland in 1915. See website for hours. Admission $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for students. Children 8 and under admitted free. At 315 W. Front St., second floor, Wheaton. Call (630) 871-6601 or visit wheaton.lib.il.us/whc/.
Graue Mill and Museum: Closed until April. At 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. Call (630) 655-2090 or visit grauemill.org.
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum: Exhibit: Rocks and Minerals. Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21. At the Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle. Call (630) 829-6531.
Lemont Area Historical Society Museum: Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 cents for children 5 to 12. At 306 Lemont St., Lemont. Call (630) 257-2972 or visit lemonthistorical.org.
Lockport Area Genealogical and Historical Society: Researching Your Chicago Ancestors with Steve Szabados, 10 a.m. Jan. 26. Central Square Lunchroom, Lockport. Call (630) 838-2327 or visit lockporthistory.org.
The Plainfield Historical Society and Museum: History & Restoration of Plainfield’s Opera House Block. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. At 23836 W Main St., Plainfield. Call (815) 436-4073 or visit plainfield-il.org/visiting/villagehistory.php.
P. Seth Magosky Museum Of Victorian Life: Collections of Civil War-era items, early Joliet items and dolls. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. At 206 N. Broadway, Joliet. Call (815) 723-3052 or visit cityofjoliet.com/business/museum.htm.
St. Charles Heritage Center: Timeline of St. Charles events from 1833 to now. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $2. At 215 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6967 or visit stcmuseum.org.
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