Robert Middaugh - Machines Inherit the Earth


12/5/2017 - 2/11/2018, M - Sa: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Su: Noon - 4:30 pm

$5: Adults ages 19-64


Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. Springfield, IL 62706

The Illinois State Museum opened three new exhibitions featuring the work of Chicago artist Robert Middaugh – "Robert Middaugh:  Machines Inherit the Earth" – along with works by a host of other artists, including many works from the Illinois State Museum Illinois Legacy Collection. 
The exhibitions highlight the career of Robert Middaugh (1935-2011), whose paintings and assemblages present strange, fantastic structures and machines inhabiting a mysterious, deserted world.  Middaugh's work pulls together Surrealism, Magical Realism, and Precisionism, along with a palette of broad, flat color and precisely rendered images. 

In addition to "Robert Middaugh:  Machines Inherit the Earth" are two exhibitions complementing Middaugh's work. "Bricks and Metaphor: Architecture as Poetic Space" and "Confluence: Friends and Contemporaries of Robert Middaugh"