Past Event

Illinois in Art and Literature, 1818 to 2017

A Road Scholar Program by Laura Mueller

Art historian and educator Laura Mueller will offer a wide-ranging, slide-illustrated presentation surveying depictions of Illinois and its people in art and literature. It will include examples representing many points in time between 1818 and the present, indicating the countless ways in which Illinois has been represented artistically throughout its history as a state.

The presentation will emphasize works of visual and literary art by Illinoisans but will also incorporate works by artists and authors from elsewhere that illuminate significant aspects of life in our state.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Donna Blomquist at