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The Tarble Arts Center is a major cultural arts resource serving east-central Illinois. Its founding purpose is to “take the arts to the people."


HOURS

Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1 - 4 pm
Closed Mondays, holidays and during installation periods

 

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The Tarble has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) since 2001. Accreditation involves a rigorous process that examines all aspects of a museum’s operations. AAM accreditation demonstrates the Tarble’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Of the nation’s nearly 17,500 museums only just over 1,000 are currently accredited. The Tarble Arts Center is 1 of only 32 museums accredited in Illinois, and 1 of 7 accredited university museums in the state.

 

WHAT WE DO

The Tarble presents a year-round schedule of:

  • Changing visual arts exhibitions
  • Education and public outreach programs
  • Lectures and demonstrations by visiting artists and speakers
  • Plays, concerts and other performing arts affairs
  • Special events, including openings and specialized member programs

Most programs, including tours and enrichments for public schools, are presented at no cost to encourage participation in and exposure to the arts.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Tarble Arts Center is to engender appreciation for and involvement in the arts, especially the visual arts, as a major arts resource for the people of east-central Illinois and Eastern Illinois University through the presentation of temporary exhibitions and community-based educational and outreach activities. As a division of the College of Arts & Humanities, the Tarble Arts Center has a mandate to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the university’s permanent collection of art, and to support the educational mission of the university.

 

WHO WE ARE

TAC ADVISORY BOARD, 2015-2016:

Dorothy Bennett
President

Katrina Butler
Vice President

Beth Heldebrandt
Secretary

John Armstrong
Rehema Barber (ex-officio)
Sally Bock (ex-officio)
Marilyn Coles
Clay Dean
Lauri DeRuiter-Willems
David Griffin (ex-officio)
Glenn Hild (ex-officio)
Alphonso "Al" Joyner
Bruce Karmazin
Karen Littleford
Blair Lord (ex-officio)
John McDevitt
Kit Morice (ex-officio)
Michael Murray
Keith Perry
Mike Schuetz (ex-officio)

STAFF:

Rehema Barber
Director and Chief Curator

Sally Bock
Office Administrator

Kit Morice
Curator of Education

Mike Schuetz
Assistant Director and Exhibitions Curator

STUDENT STAFF:

Eddie Garland
Diamond Gregory
Kaen Henry
Olivia Mangin
Maddie Pearson
Kate Portz
Gwendy Stewart
Rachel Tavaras
Kelsey Thrush

 

GENERAL CONTACT INFO

Tarble Arts Center
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston IL 61920-3099

TELEPHONE
217-581-ARTS (2787)

FAX
217-581-7138

E-MAIL
tarble@eiu.edu