AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention
Opens February 9
The museum is excited to showcase the largest in-house curated decoy show in our history, which will highlight decoys from our own collection and many others, including The Collection of Tom Figge and the Shelburne Museum!
From the earliest devices luring waterfowl from the air, decoys have provided sustenance for nearly a millennia. The trajectory of this ingenious craft has evolved into a sophisticated art form which speaks to hunters and artisans alike. "AMERICAN DECOY: The Invention" will feature objects from the Museum's extensive permanent collection as well as other important works from local collectors, the Tom Figge Collection, the Shelburne Museum and the Illinois State Museum.