Michael Victor II Art Library Events
Blind Date with a Book
February 1 - 28, 2022
$12 Members/ $15 Non-Members
Stop by the Michael Victor II Art Library and participate in Blind Date with a Book during the whole month of February! This year we have more books than ever, but you won't get to know what it is until you purchase! Don't worry though, we give you clues such as genre and the first line from the first chapter to give you an idea of what you might be getting into! Paired with customized milk or dark chocolates from Cocoa Blue Chocolates in Rochester, this unique pairing will certainly give you or someone you care for a special night in.
Lecture with David L. Finnigan
Thursday, February 3, 7 PM
Open and Free to the Public/ Will also be featured on ZOOM
The Michael Victor II Art Library and Edwards Place have invited architectural designer and photographer David L. Finnigan, Assoc. AIA, to present his new release, one-of-a-kind book titled, Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol. The book will be released in January. It includes vibrant, detailed photographs, both historic and from his own collection, of many rooms and features not part of the usual tour of the building. In addition, fascinating details, stories, and tidbits accompany the visually extraordinary pages giving a human focus to the monumental structure. David will be providing a deeper look into his book with explanations of the art and architecture that make the Illinois State capitol unique and an important structure. Booking signing to follow.
You may visit illinoishistory.org to preorder your copy to take a closer look at this beautiful book!
Annual Used Book Sale
September 18 (10 AM - 5 PM), September 19 (10 AM - 4 PM)
Throughout the year, the Michael Victor II Art library receives generous donations of gently used books. Art related books and other great titles for adults and youth are sold at discounted prices in support of the art library.
If you are interested in donating books for our annual sale, please contact our offices at 217-523-2631 to arrange a time to drop off. We accept everything except non-art related textbooks, yearbooks, and computer program manuals. We are also now asking that you do not donate magazines even if they are art related.
Sale will be held during the Edward's Place Fine Art Fair.
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM