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NOIR IV: Landmarks Art Exhibition

The Illinois State Museum, in collaboration with Juneteenth, Inc. will present NOIR IV: Landmarks, an exhibition of artists representing Black art and culture curated by co-curators Alyssa Farmer and Austin Wells. The exhibition will be featured from June 14th- through Labor Day Weekend at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site.

NOIR Community Days

The Dana-Thomas House will host NOIR Community Days on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon, and on Friday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm as opportunities for people to visit the Dana-Thomas House and freely explore the NOIR exhibition without the obligation to reserve space on a guided tour. Children's activities will be offered on Wednesday and Saturday mornings; family activities in the courtyard will be offered on Friday evenings. NOIR Community Days are free and open to the public.

Exhibition Venue

NOIR IV: Landmarks is located inside the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site, a home designed and built for Springfield philanthropist and political activist Susan Lawrence Dana by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the years 1902-1904.  Designed in part for community gatherings and artistic activities, the home is located at 301 E. Lawrence Avenue in Springfield.  Please note some parts of the exhibition do require stairs to access; please contact us at or 217-782-6776 with questions about accessibility and accomodation requests.

Free parking is located in the lot on the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Lawrence Avenue; additional free parking is located just of off Cook Street, across the railroad tracks from the house.

Jeff Williams

1836-Following the Flowers to New Philadelphia, IL

Acrylic on Canvas