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Cedarhurst Center For The Arts

2600 Richview Road


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.


Brenda Britton

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Took my granddaughter to see "Pinkalicious" the musical a few months ago. She had a wonderful time. Mt. Vernon is lucky to have Cedarhurst.

Jonathon Hallberg

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!

Tracey Terrazzano

Friday, June 29, 2018
Took a kids pottery class! Wonderful experience with Ms. Kerri at the Shrode Art Center!! Great kids space!!

Trevor Campbell

Thursday, June 28, 2018
We went to Thursday Night Live and it was a whole lot of fun ,but it started raining so we had to leave!!!

Beefie Inman

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Beautiful place to admire sculptures, and the landscape. Awesome place for Pokémon Go, tons of stops and gyms.

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