LEARN & CREATE
Family Learning & Fun
The Family Art Lab and Book Nook are interactive spaces where children can explore art on their own terms—by touching, building and pretending. We invite families to be creative together in these spaces designed just for them!
Join us for our next FREE Family Day on Saturday, September 15 from 10 AM to Noon. These drop-in events are designed to help kids and grown-ups explore the Museum's exhibits together through hands-on gallery and art-making activities. No registration required.
Explore the World Through Art
The Springfield Art Museum offers customized, interactive tours at no cost for private groups, schools (grades K-12 and higher education), and homeschool cooperatives. Tours may include observation, discussion, creative writing or drawing prompts, responding to art through movement or drama, collaborative group work, independent exploration of the galleries and more! Experiences can be designed to support a wide range of subjects, interests, curricular goals, and special needs.
Click here for more information or to schedule your tour today!
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Tue Nov. 20Art 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...
Tue Nov. 20Decades: 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 ...
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...
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.
WELCOME TO THEwhere 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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