Peoria Riverfront Museum in The Community World

Riverfront Museum taps impressive collection

Luis Alfonso Jiménez: Vaquero (1981, lithograph, ink on paper, museum purchase) and Howl ( 1986, Bronze, courtesy of Art Bridges Foundation)

The Community World

The Midwest has a reputation for being resourceful in conducting a unique voice and placement within the art world. Without being pressured to follow a particular art movement, Midwestern artists have the freedom to experiment and question the walls that house the artwork.

Walking through the current exhibitions at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, you may question how a museum located in central Illinois amassed such an extraordinary collection of artworks.

Renowned artists such as Judy Chicago, Alfred Conteh, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Jack Whitten, and many more are part of the exhibition “American Revolutionaries: Art and Disruption,” which is on display through the spring of 2023. Another showstopper, “Andy Warhol: Endangered Species,” is open until December 11, 2022. Both exhibitions are made possible by Art Bridges Foundation and sponsored locally by the Visionary Society & Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Published December 7, 2022