Travel Guide for All

  • At the Bushnell Post Office, see Reva Jackman’s oil on canvas mural “Pioneer Home in Bushnell.” Funded by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Art, it was painted in 1939.
  • A mural called “Loading the Packet” by Fay E. Davis in 1940 can be found at the Chester Post Office. It was funded by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Art.
  • At the Central Annex Post Office Station (433 W. Harrison), see the mural “Advent of ‘The Pioneer’-1851” by Frances Foy. An oil on canvas work prepared in 1938, it was funded by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Art.
  • Rockford Art Museum includes in its permanent collection work by Pauline Palmer (1867-1938), Viola Barloga (1890-1957), Anna Coy (1851-1930), and Belle Emerson Keith (1865-1950). These works are displayed at various times in the museum’s galleries. A Pauline Palmer painting is part of the current exhibit (through May 2010) “Unveiled: Restorations Revealed.”
  • Vanderpoel Art Museum is located at the Ridge Park Fieldhouse, 9625 S. Longwood Drive Chicago. Artwork donated by more than 500 artists--many of them women--are on display in the gallery.
  • Hull House Museum on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus displays portrait paintings of Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith by Alice Kellogg Tyler (1862 -1900) who taught and exhibited her work at Hull House.
  • The Woman Made Gallery on Milwaukee Avenue supports women in the arts through exhibitions and artist development workshops.
  • “The Letter” is the title of Frances Foy’s (1890-1963) mural at the post office. It was painted in 1936.
  • Anne Michalov’s (1904-1992) watercolor painting of flowers can be seen in the Elgin Public Schools. Call for details.
  • Ethel Spears’ (1903-1974) watercolor painting “In the Park” is owned by the Elgin Public School System. Call for details.