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."
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1 - 4 pm
Closed Mondays, holidays and during installation periods
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.
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:
Rehema Barber (ex-officio)
Sally Bock (ex-officio)
Alphonso "Al" Joyner
Blair Lord (ex-officio)
Kit Morice (ex-officio)
Mike Schuetz (ex-officio)
Anita Shelton (ex-officio)
Director and Chief Curator
Curator of Education
Assistant Director and Exhibitions Curator
Monica M. Scott