William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

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William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
Schmidt Art Center logo.png
Established 2001 (2001)
Location Belleville, Illinois
Coordinates 38°31′02″N 89°55′20″W / 38.5172°N 89.9222°W / 38.5172; -89.9222
Type Art museum
Collection size 906
Curator Nicole Dutton
Employees Jessica Mannisi
Website www.swic.edu/theschmidt
schmidt art center
Exterior of the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is a 6,500-square-foot art museum located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College, which houses a collection of over 900 works of art and artifacts,[1] the largest permanent collection of any two-year college in the state of Illinois. In addition to paintings, photography, and pre-Columbian artifacts, the outdoor sculptures and collection were mostly acquired through private donation and funds from the Illinois Art in Architecture program.[2]

The art center features exhibitions by professional artists within its four galleries every six to eight weeks, offers arts education programming, and hosts concerts and related cultural events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schmidt Art Center | Permanent Collections". www.swic.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.cdb.state.il.us/art.shtml State of Illinois Capital Development Board


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Coordinates: 38°31′02″N 89°55′20″W / 38.5172°N 89.9222°W / 38.5172; -89.9222