Events

  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Paths of Glory

    (General - Friday, September 17, 2021)

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    PATHS OF GLORY

    Fri, Sep 17 | 6:30 PM

    Starring and produced by Kubrick’s longtime partner, James Harris, and Kirk Douglas’ independent production company, Paths of Glory borrows heavily from William Wellman’s 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident, to such a degree it may be seen as a remake. This incredible anti-war film, set safely back in World War One, has one of the most excruciating climaxes ever seen on the silver screen and one of the most touching endings. Wellesian in every way, this is one of the most important films of Kubrick’s career. - Marc Eliot

    Tickets - CLICK HERE!

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    "CALCULATING KUBRICK"

    SEPTEMBER 16 -19, 2021

    Join us for this special festival, an extension of our “Art of Film” series in the Giant Screen Theater with New York Times best-selling author and Peoria Riverfront Museum Resident Film Curator Marc Eliot. A renowned film critic, scholar and historian, Marc Eliot is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies about Hollywood icons.

    Marc Eliot personally selects each of the films in the “Art of Film” series and provides in-depth commentary for each film with an introduction to the
    film before screening and a full post-film discussion after screening.

    THE KILLING
    Thu, Sep 16 | 6:30 PM

    PATHS OF GLORY
    Fri, Sep 17 | 6:30 PM

    LOLITA
    Sat, Sep 18 | 6:30 PM

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    Sun, Sep 19 | 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by: Dr. Darrel & Dr. Jane Gumm, Harry & Kathy Puterbaugh, Dr. Chris Perks & Brian Russell

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Lolita

    (General - Saturday, September 18, 2021)

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    LOLITA

    Sat, Sep 18 | 6:30 PM

    Considered by many to be Kubrick’s masterpiece, Lolita borrows Nabokov’s central thesis, the anti-Jamesian notion that after World War II old Europe was seduced by young America, personified here by the sterling performances of James Mason and Sue Lyon. She never again achieved the level of sulking she did in this, her debut film. - Marc Eliot

    Tickets - CLICK HERE!

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    "CALCULATING KUBRICK"

    SEPTEMBER 16 -19, 2021

    Join us for this special festival, an extension of our “Art of Film” series in the Giant Screen Theater with New York Times best-selling author and Peoria Riverfront Museum Resident Film Curator Marc Eliot. A renowned film critic, scholar and historian, Marc Eliot is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies about Hollywood icons.

    Marc Eliot personally selects each of the films in the “Art of Film” series and provides in-depth commentary for each film with an introduction to the
    film before screening and a full post-film discussion after screening.

    THE KILLING
    Thu, Sep 16 | 6:30 PM

    PATHS OF GLORY
    Fri, Sep 17 | 6:30 PM

    LOLITA
    Sat, Sep 18 | 6:30 PM

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    Sun, Sep 19 | 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by: Dr. Darrel & Dr. Jane Gumm, Harry & Kathy Puterbaugh, Dr. Chris Perks & Brian Russell

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | 2001: A Space Odyssey

    (General - Sunday, September 19, 2021)

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

    Sun, Sep 19 | 2:30 PM

    Fasten your seatbelts and get aboard the Zeitgeist Express for a joyride of the film that captured the American ‘60s far better than Woodstock or Five Easy Pieces. 2001 anticipates the landing on the Moon, Microsoft, psychedelic silliness, and pays homage to traditional Judaism, all climaxing with one of the most unique interpretations of Jesus’ rebirth. No room at the inn, no room in the solar system? As John Denver might say:
    "Far out!" - Marc Eliot

    Tickets | CLICK HERE!

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    MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM | STANLEY KUBRICK FILM FESTIVAL

    "CALCULATING KUBRICK"

    SEPTEMBER 16 -19, 2021

    Join us for this special festival, an extension of our “Art of Film” series in the Giant Screen Theater with New York Times best-selling author and Peoria Riverfront Museum Resident Film Curator Marc Eliot. A renowned film critic, scholar and historian, Marc Eliot is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies about Hollywood icons.

    Marc Eliot personally selects each of the films in the “Art of Film” series and provides in-depth commentary for each film with an introduction to the
    film before screening and a full post-film discussion after screening.

    THE KILLING
    Thu, Sep 16 | 6:30 PM

    PATHS OF GLORY
    Fri, Sep 17 | 6:30 PM

    LOLITA
    Sat, Sep 18 | 6:30 PM

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    Sun, Sep 19 | 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by: Dr. Darrel & Dr. Jane Gumm, Harry & Kathy Puterbaugh, Dr. Chris Perks & Brian Russell

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  • Member Night in the Planetarium

    (General - Thursday, September 23, 2021)

    Member Night in the Planetarium

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    Dome Planetarium
    September 23 | 5 PM
    Enjoy two new planetarium shows in our newly updated and upgraded planetarium! We will be showing The Birth of Planet Earth, an immersive show all about how Earth formed and how life developed on the planet, and the live show Dinosaurs vs. Asteroids. (Hint, the dinosaurs lose).
    This event is free to members but we ask that you please reserve tickets here.
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  • Frida: Viva la Vida

    (Theater - From Thursday, September 23, 2021 until Saturday, September 25, 2021 - Thursdays, and Saturdays only)

    Frida: Viva la Vida

    Presented by Peoria Art Guild

    Thu, Sep 23 | 6:30 PM - TICKETS

    Sat, Sep 25 | 6:30 PM - TICKETS

    Frida - Viva La Vida is a cinematic documentary event film that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: a revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism, and on the other, a human being tormented by agony and love.

    With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The documentary film event will alternate interviews with historical documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico. 1h 30m.

  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | The Lady Eve

    (General - Friday, September 24, 2021)

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    THE LADY EVE (1941)

    Fri, Sep 24 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Random Harvest

    (General - Friday, October 1, 2021)

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    RANDOM HARVEST (1942)

    Fri, Oct 1 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | The Best Years of Our Lives

    (General - Friday, October 8, 2021)

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    THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)

    Fri, Oct 8 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography opens

    (General - From Saturday, October 9, 2021 until Sunday, January 2, 2022)

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    Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography

    October 9, 2021 through January 2, 2022

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" takes visitors on a striking visual journey into the 1940s through a series of stunningly beautiful black-and-white and color photographs of railroad workers. Their stories are presented through biographies that were meticulously researched and thoughtfully crafted, providing a rare glimpse into the inner milieu of railroaders and the yards and shops in which they operated.

    Photographer and documentarian Jack Delano captured the images during his employment with the Office of War Information. Delano transforms the trials and gritty everyday life of railroaders into a poignant and dramatic story of the Homefront effort during World War II, when railroads were vital to transporting personnel and supplies where they were needed.

    Delano’s photographs immortalize the hard work and heroic determination of the men and women, many from recently immigrated families, who were tasked with keeping the nation moving during a very challenging time.

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" demonstrates that the railroad industry fostered its own communities and networks that cut across ethnic and religious lines. Through the stories of the lives of the men and women of railroading, the exhibition demonstrates how the people of one industrial community represent, in microcosm, the vastness of Chicago society and, by extension, American society as a whole.

    Along with more than sixty of Jack Delano’s magnificent photographs, the museum presents a special collection of rarely seen railroading artifacts from central Illinois during the 1940s.

    "Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography" is organized by Center for Railroad Photography & Art in partnership with Chicago History MuseumFor more information about the exhibition  CLICK HERE.

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    The museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenting sponsors, Holly & Bon French, with additional support from Visionary Society and Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | The Asphalt Jungle

    (General - Friday, October 15, 2021)

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    THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)

    Fri, Oct 15 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | From Here to Eternity

    (Theater - Friday, October 22, 2021)

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    FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

    Fri, Oct 22 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Pal Joey

    (General - Friday, October 29, 2021)

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    PAL JOEY (1957)

    Fri, Oct 29 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Anatomy of a Murder

    (General - Friday, November 5, 2021)

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    ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

    Fri, Nov 5 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Some Like It Hot

    (General - Friday, November 12, 2021)

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    SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

    Fri, Nov 12 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Contempt

    (General - Friday, November 19, 2021)

    CONTEMPT (1963)

    Fri, Nov 19 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | The Graduate

    (General - Friday, November 26, 2021)

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    THE GRADUATE (1967)

    Fri, Nov 26 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets: CLICK HERE

    Join us for our weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

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  • From Peoria to Lebanon | Exhibition + Concert

    (General - Sunday, December 12, 2021)

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    FROM PEORIA TO LEBANON | EXHIBITION + CONCERT

    Exhibition | December 2021 at Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Concert | Sun, Dec 19, 2021, 2:30 PM at Scottish Rite Cathedral

    This past August 4, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the horrific explosion that partially destroyed Beruit, Lebanon.

    This December, the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Scottish Rite Theatre in partnership with the Itoo (Aytou) Society and honorary chair Dr. Michele Couri will hold an art exhibition and concert to benefit Beruit, funding much-needed medical relief and supplies through the American Lebanese University.

    Lebanon's leading contemporary artists, all of whom who have donated their work to be auctioned off in support of Beruit medical relief, will be featured at a special art exhibition at Peoria Riverfront Museum. This exhibition marks the first time that the collective works by contemporary artists of a country so closely linked to Peoria history and citizenry have ever been shown!

    Leading the artists' cause for Lebanon is renowned pianist Dr. Tony Karam, who will perform at the Scottish Rite Theatre December 19. Dr. Karam's concert proceeds will support Beruit medical relief.

    Check back for updates & details!

    Thank you to Dr. Michele Couri, Dr. Tony Karam, the artists of Lebanon, Scottish Rite TheatreItoo (Aytou) Society, Lebanese American University and Visionary Society of Peoria Riverfront Museum for making this event possible.

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