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    4X4: 2018 MIDWEST INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Through November 18, 2018. Now in its third incarnation, this biennial exhibition provides an in-depth and focused look at contemporary art in the four-state region. Featuring bodies of work by Shawn Bitters (Kansas), Jason Cytacki (Oklahoma), Dawn Holder (Arkansas), and Meghan Rowswell (Missouri).

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  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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  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

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  1. Tue Nov. 20

    Art in Our City: Zone 3 Springfield, Missouri is home to a vibrant artistic community. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the creativity of our community focusing on artists living and working in the many neighborhoods that make up our city. This exhibition not only concentrates on the artists on display but also their neighborhoods and what it means to live and work creatively in Springfield. The exhibit will rotate every six months; the third exhibition features work by eight artists from four neighborhoods...
  2. Tue Nov. 20

    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 ...
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FROM THE BLOG

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    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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  1. WELCOME TO THE
    SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM

    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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