1. May 3, 2016. Please join us online to #SaveTheFrenchFries! After three decades of outdoor public display, the beloved iconic work is in need of both preservation and conservation work. Proper stewardship of this important sculpture will ensure that it can be enjoyed for another three decades, and beyond. Online donations today only, enter us into the running for an additional $100,000 in prize money. Your donation, large or small, can have a HUGE impact!

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  1. All School Exhibition

    All School Exhibition Identity
    Every March, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades, to exhibit outstanding artwork. A celebration of Youth Art Month, this highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for over forty years.

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  1. House of Art(S)

    public art structure made of graffiti panels
    Conceived and implemented by Art of Space and the curatorial staff at the Springfield Art Museum, the House of Art(S) is an outdoor museum gallery constructed from murals and graffiti panels.  This public, participatory art installation is located on the Museum grounds in the outdoor historic amphitheatre.

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  1. Art Lab

    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!

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  1. Tue May 3

    Springfield All School Exhibition Join us to celebrate the opening of this annual favorite. This annual favorite features hundreds of artworks created by K-12 students from Springfield parochial, private, public schools and home school co-ops.
  2. Tue May 3

    Significant Objects: Contemporary Still Life This exhibition is the third in a watercolor series highlighting the rich tradition of painting with aquamedia, ranging in style from representational to photo-realism. This exhibit features a number of wonderful works that have been acquired over the years in part through purchases from our annual Watercolor USA exhibition. Historically, still life paintings were deeply religious or mythological, but today’s still life paintings can be as varied as art trends throughout history. Another compone…
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  1. Ventures in the Vault: 1860s Printed Wool Dress

    While 1860s America was marked with war and turmoil, dressmakers and home sewers alike still kept up with changing fashions. The groupings of attached velvet stripes at the sleeves, are reminiscent of the military accents popular in women's fashion at the time.

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  1. Significant Objects: Contemporary Still Life

    This exhibition is the third in a watercolor series highlighting the rich tradition of painting with aquamedia. Following an abstract and a portrait exhibit, this particular exhibit examines the genre of still life. 

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