These galleries are open during regular museum hours and may be included with a museum tour.

Artica Gallery / Familly Activity Center

Looking for a creative spot for your kids to work on an art project, or a place for you to explore your inner artist? If so, visit the Artica Gallery! Artica is an interactive creative space for all ages. Look at huge painting reproductions on the walls, sit in front of a mirror and draw a self portrait, create on a computer drawing program, "build" a house with the assistance of a paper model or by usings colorful blocks, image a new you when you decorate a reflection of your face with glasses, moustaches or other interesting features, or dive into one of the many other tabletop activities in the space.

Artica helps you discover:
• where artists find inspiration
• how artists use their imagination to be creative
• how artists express their ideas

Installation of the Artica Gallery made possible with support from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
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Learn to Look

This gallery is designed to encourage looking and creating for visitors of all ages.  
It is located on Level 2, next to the Family Activity Center.

Assemblage and Collage
October 2016-February 2017
Artworks from several artists in the Figge’s collection whose extraordinary vision is realized through the mediums of assemblage and collage are highlighted. Learn about the artists’ lives and what inspired their art as you study the combination of layered colors, shapes and forms. This installation was curated by students in the WIU museum studies program.

Painted Boxes of Haiti
Coming February 2017
See amazing hand-painted boxes created by Haitian artists. The vibrant colors,
intricate designs and beautiful shapes that decorate the outsides of the chests will delight audiences of all ages and inspire them to create their own special box art.



This interactive space provides art activities for all ages!

Explore activitiies related to illustrator Gary Kelley through January 2017
Coming in February: Scrimmage - The Art of Sport

Make an end run to Studio1 and celebrate the art in America’s mega sport, football! Score a touch down with football-inspired art activities and games while learning more about selected artists and their art in football.