August 21 - September 16, 2007
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Illinois State University, Past Times explored previous uses of the Center For The Visual Arts' present site. Artists Amber Ginsburg and Katie Hargrave teamed up with the Illinois State University and the Bloomington-Normal community to create an exhibition that illuminates the historic connection between the development of the University IS (N) U and the towns.
Each weekday at noon University Galleries offered free 30-minute walking tours of the Center for the Visual Arts grounds led by a variety of guides including actors in period costumes, historians, and artists. Viewmaster® Viewers will be provided for all tour participants, featuring digitally altered photographs combining historic and contemporary scenes. In the exhibitions at University Galleries, the various histories of ISU were explored, such as the former trolley line, and archery, tennis, and football fields.