Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art

Hise Museum

Admission to the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art is FREE! 


Hours of Operation, when SIC is in session:

Tuesday- Friday  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (mid-May through July, closed on Friday)
First Sunday of the Month 1 - 4 p.m. (holiday weekends may change the dates)
Also by appointment and during special events

Please note, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Masks are required in the museum as well as on SIC’s campus and no food or drinks are allowed in the museum.

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About the Museum

The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art was made possible by a wonderful gift from William C. Hise and his late brother, James C. Hise, in honor of their sister, Ella, who was a teacher and art supervisor in the Harrisburg Public schools for many years.  The Museum’s mission is:  To honor Ella Elizabeth Hise and foster an appreciation for visual arts works, exhibits, programs, and cultural partnerships that celebrate southern Illinois and the surrounding region.  In addition to the prized exhibit hall, the Museum contains a beautiful front entrance foyer, lounge, classroom, and professional workspace.  Traveling exhibitions, art talks, and other events are scheduled at the Hise Museum.

Museum Operations

The Hise Museum Operations and Collections Committee (OCC) assists the College with operating aspects of the Museum.  The chief operational duty of the OCC is the selection of the permanent collection for the Museum.  A clear selection process is in place for donations to the permanent collection.  Donations from the defined region per donor guidelines are allowed.  The OCC encourages the Community in this particular region to donate works of art that meet the criteria for the permanent collection.  Refer to our FAQ link for frequently asked questions about donations.

Museum Contact Information

Melody Bryant
Museum Curator
Phone: 618-252-5400 ext. 2577 or 2599
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Support the Museum and the Arts

If you would like to support the Hise Museum operations or if you wish to support the College as a whole, please know that a gift of personal property (stock, jewelry, or real estate) is another way to benefit yourself and SIC.  Giving stocks, mutual funds, or bonds to SIC or the Hise Museum specifically might save you from paying substantial capital gains taxes since you can deduct the full current market value from your federal taxes as a charitable gift. For further information consult your professional tax specialist.

If you have any questions or wish to make a gift, please contact Melody Bryant, Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946, e-mail, or call (618) 252-5400 ext. 2577


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