1. Decades: 90 Years of Collecting

    Decades Identity
    September 15, 2018 - February 17, 2019. Opening Reception September 14 at 5:30 PM. This special exhibition celebrates the Museum's 90th Anniversary, presenting a history of the Museum's first 90 years through the lens of the permanent collection. A wide range of objects will be exhibited including paintings, prints...

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    Register for Fall Art Classes

    Fall Art Classes begin in September and run for 4 and 8 week sessions, along with new one-day, two-day, and evening workshops.

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    Decades: 90 Years of Collecting In honor of the Museum’s 90th Birthday, this exhibit will trace the history and growth of the Museum’s permanent collection beginning with the initial acquisition, in 1928, of a landscape painting by Philadelphia artist Mary Butler. The exhibit will be divided into decades, presenting 10 objects per decade, and will examine the shifting trends and diversity of the Museum’s permanent collection. A wide range of objects will be exhibited including paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, historical ...
  2. Tue Jan. 22

    Contemporary Cuban Printmaking This exhibition presents over 70 prints by 33 Cuban artists who have all worked, at one time or another, at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de Habana – the oldest, continuously running print workshop in Cuba. The Taller was established in 1962 by muralist Orlando Suarez with the help of Che Guevara, who was then Cuba’s Minister of Industry. From its inception, the workshop has focused on connecting artists with traditional printmaking techniques and fostering a dynamic artistic community base...
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  1. The Bachelor before and after conservation

    Conservation Focus: Rose O'Neill

    Five works on paper in the Museum's permanent collection have recently returned after receiving conservation treatment. All five works are by Rose O'Neill and will be included in the upcoming exhibition Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O'Neill, opening on April 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM. The funds to conserve... 

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    Meet the Intern: Vinita Williams

    We have all been to and admired fantastic exhibits at museums, including the Springfield Art Museum. Although interested in art my whole life, I rarely considered how a few paintings or sculptures became an exhibition or how much research and hard work goes on behind the scenes. 

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    where you are encouraged to ENJOY, LEARN and CREATE. There is always something new and exciting to inspire you, whether it’s our expansive permanent collection or a featured current exhibit. Try sparking your creativity with one of our many lectures or art classes. Come see what SAM has to offer, then plan on coming back because enjoying, learning and creating never stop.


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