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Cedarhurst Center For The Arts

2600 Richview Road
618-242-1236

History:

Local philanthropists John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell created Cedarhurst for enjoyment and education. The Mitchells were active collectors for more than four decades and acquired a highly prized collection of late 19th and early 20th century American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. Upon their deaths, they left their entire estate for the benefit of residents and visitors in southern Illinois. Their legacy has been enjoyed by thousands of individuals since the Mitchell Museum opened November 2, 1973.

The Permanent Collection includes works by Thomas Eakins; Robert Henri, William Glackens, George Luks, John Sloan, Arthur B. Davies, and Maurice Prendergast, members of The Eight; Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, members of The Ten; and Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, among others.

Initiated, in 1992, Cedarhurst Sculpture Park combines art and nature on 90 acres of meadows, woods, pond and nature trail. The museum's open-air gallery features over 60 large-scale sculptures by many well-known artists, including Dennis Oppenheim, Alexander Liberman, Fletcher Benton and Chakaia Booker. A playful acquisition is Martha Enzmann's Dancers, a male and female figure that “dance” in the pond behind the Mitchell Museum.



Reviews

Jonathon Hallberg

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Cedarhurst never fails to impress! Last night's reggae fest was amazing. They bring in the best regional, national and sometimes, international talent in. And they didn't miss a stride during the Southern Illinois water crisis we are dealing with. Hats Off to Cedarhurst - you guys are the best!

Mike Littrell

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Monday, March 26, 2018
It has a children's section to help kids understand art better. A spot where they can be playful. Nature preserve behind the museum.

Morgana Harp

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Friday, May 18, 2018
The Happenin' Reggae Festival event was very enjoyable. The art and activities are fantastic.

Amber Phelps

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Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Absolutely beautiful place to visit. It's a hidden gem you may not expect from such a small town. There are beautiful paths to walk through the woods at the sculpture garden. If you are just passing through and need a little walk, I highly recommend a visit. The museum has very good exhibits for such a small museum. There is a really neat children's room that can keep kids busy for a pretty long time. My son's favorite is the large light brute.

Raquel Pulliam

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Very kid friendly and clean place. We packed a picnic and children had a blast.

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