Here are a variety of on-line resources for artists, scholars and the casual researcher. 

Advocacy Organizations

Arts Alliance Illinois

Arts Midwest (Minneapolis, MN)

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Association of Museums    

Illinois Historical Preservation Agency    

Kalo Foundation (Park Ridge, IL)

WomenArts (Berkeley, CA)   

Arts Centers

McLean County Arts Center (Bloomington, IL)

North Shore Art League (Winnetka, IL)

Oak Park Art League (Oak Park, IL)

Old Courthouse Arts Center (Woodstock, IL)

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago, IL)

Prairie Center of the Arts (Peoria, IL)

Springfield Art Association (Springfield, IL)

Art Galleries

Sullivan Goss-American Art Gallery (Santa Barbara, CA)

Art Museum Collections

Art Institute of Chicago

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts/Mitchell Museum (Mt. Vernon, IL)

DePaul University Art Museum (Chicago, IL)

Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, IL)

Freeport Art Museum (Freeport, IL)

Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Illinois State Museum system

Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, IL)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY) 

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC)

Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, CA)

Peoria Riverfront Museum (Peoria, IL)

Quincy Art Center (Quincy, IL)

Rockford Art Museum (Rockford, IL)

Saint Louis Art Museum (St. Louis, MO)

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery (Washington, DC)

Tarble Arts Center (Charleston, IL)

Terra Foundation for American Art (Chicago, IL)

University Art Gallery (Macomb, IL)

University Galleries (Normal, IL)

University Museum (Carbondale, IL)

The John H. Vanderpoel Art Association (Chicago, IL)

Artist Resources

Chicago Artists Resource    

Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL)

Careers in Art    

Online Art Degrees    

Clubs and Organizations

Clayworkers Guild of Illinois (Ringwood, IL)

The Cliff Dwellers Club (Chicago, IL)      

College Art Association (Chicago, IL)

Exhibition Listings

Art Institute of Chicago Exhibition Archives    


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Historical Society Collections

Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL)    

Green Bay and DePere Antiquarian Society (Green Bay, WI)

McLean County Museum of History (Bloomington, IL)   

Peoria Historical Society (Peoria, IL)


Decatur Public Library (Decatur, IL)

The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL)

Oak Park Public Library (Oak Park, IL)