Michael A. Dunbar Collection at the Illinois State Library
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced in March 2020, the addition of over 125 items from Springfield artist and author Michael A. Dunbar to the library’s collection. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs, posters, pins, CDs, books and historic documentation. “Michael Dunbar is a world renowned sculptor and preservationist who has been instrumental in ensuring Illinois residents have access to high quality works of art in our state buildings and museums,” said White. “The collection will give people a glimpse into Mr. Dunbar’s visions and the risks he took to develop enormous projects and help other Illinois artists realize their potential.”
The permanent collection will be available to view at the State Library Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Many items are also available through interlibrary loan to local public libraries. For more information, contact the State Library at 217- 785-5615.