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The University of Illinois at Springfield's Visual Arts Gallery has become an important art venue for the Springfield region and regularly hosts exhibitions of emerging and established contemporary art. In September 2008, the University was one of three host venues for art exhibits commemorating the 1908 Springfield race riot.

The Progressive Reception featured artists including UIS associate professor Mike Miller, whose works were featured at the Illinois State Museum. Native American Visual and Performance Artist James Luna presented his multi-media project in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery.

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Photos by Jeremy Wilburn.

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Atist James Luna and one of his "talking stones" at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery Artist James Luna discusses his work and the acrylic brick "talking stone" that commemorates the race riot Jazz trio at the Illinois State Museum James Luna's piece at the Illinois State Museum Onlookers examine Mike Miller and Brian Gillis' installation at the Illinois State Museum
At large work by Bernard Williams at the Illinois State Museum A piece by Rashid Johnson at Illinois State Museum A piece by Kehinde Wiley at Illinois State Museum A piece by Rashid Johnson at Illinois State Museum Rashid Johnshon's "Jonathan with his eyes closed" at Illinois State Museum
A piece by  Kanaan Kanaan and Michele Feder-Nadoff at Illinois State Museum Blue Black Boy by Carrie Mae Weems at Illinois State Museum Coming Up for Air by Carrie Mae Weems at Illinois State Museum Kerry James Marshall at Illinois State Museum Kerry James Marshall's "Scipio Moorehead" at Illinois State Museum
“Imprints,” by Jin Soo Kim at Illinois State Museum A piece by Bernard Williams at Illinois State Museum Close up shot of genetic code from Mike Miller and Brian Gillis' installation piece at the Illinois State Museum John Flickinger and Denise Blakeman, UIS Visual Arts students, participate as "scientists" in Mike Miller and Brian Gillis' installation piece at the Illinois State Museum Denise Blakeman, UIS Visual Arts student, participates as a "scientist" in Mike Miller and Brian Gillis' installation piece at the Illinois State Museum