Rockford Art Museum offers unique journey into the future

The Rockford Art Museum presents a dynamic glimpse into the future of our city in the upcoming exhibition “2020 Visions: Possibilities, Probabilities, Premonitions and Predictions for Rockford’s Future.” The exhibition, which opens with a preview Friday, Feb. 18 and runs through Sunday, May 1, will celebrate and depict Rockford’s culture, commerce, politics and lifestyle through the next 15 years.

Sixty individuals—including local artists, architects and the three Rockford mayoral candidates—were invited to choose a subject matter and medium in which to develop their art pieces for display. From paintings to poems, the exhibition provides patrons a unique, and sometimes tongue-in-cheek look, at Rockford and what it could look like in the year 2020.

The exhibit follows the highly popular “Screw City,” which depicted Rockford’s diverse history.

The 2020 Visions artwork will be for sale in the Rockford Art Museum Store. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rockford Art Museum’s educational programs.

The public is invited to a free preview reception from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and is at 711 N. Main St. Admission is free to Museum members; non-member adults are $3; children and students are free. Info: 968-2787.

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