Arts & Culture


submitted / Putnam Museum & Science Center

A new exhibit at the Putnam Museum will be entertaining and educational.

Tomorrow, the museum and science center will open "Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention!" 

Work is finally set to begin on the restoration of an iconic Illinois statue.

"This American Life" host Ira Glass will appear at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg this Saturday. 

Glass' talk, "Seven Things I've Learned," starts at 7:30 p.m. "This American Life" reaches more than 2.2 million people every week on more than 500 public radio stations across the U.S., including WCBU. Another 2.5 million download the podcast every week. 

Glass began his career at NPR in 1978. He's hosted "This American Life" since 1995. 

Canadian artist Mia Feuer’s solo exhibition Totems of the Anthropocene will be shown Sept 21 through Dec 29, 2019 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA.  Described as a “research driven interdisciplinary sculptor,” her work asks us to ponder the destruction of our natural world through our exploitation of petroleum and by climate change.


submitted / River Music Experience

Students and adults who play instruments will benefit from a new relationship with the River Music Experience in Davenport.

WVIK News

It's National Arts in Education Week, and Miss Illinois is on a mission. Ariel Beverly is touring the state promoting the importance of the arts in schools, and also preparing to share her passion for art classes, music, and the performing arts at the Miss America competition in December. 



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