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Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art

Hise Museum
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 an art teacher and supervisor at Harrisburg Township High School many years ago.  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 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 venues 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

Sara DeNeal
Phone: 618-252-5400 ext. 2232
Email: sara.deneal@sic.edu

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: Angie Wilson, Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946, or e-mail angela.wilson@sic.edu, or call (618) 252-5400 ext. 2130

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