Family Learning & FunThe 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 a Family Day on April 22! Drop in any time between 10am and noon. This event is free, with hands-on activities for kids ages 2 and up. 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.
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Classes for Kids, Teens & AdultsThe Springfield Art Museum offers classes in a variety of media for kids, teens, and adults. Spring classes will begin March 28. Schedule and registration details will be available shortly, so please check back!
Register now for Pre-K Make Your Mark!, free exploratory studio sessions designed for kids 3-5 years of age and their caregivers, beginning February 10.
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Tue Feb. 21The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration This exhibit includes the work of seven well-known local, regional, national and international ceramicists: Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen, Rick Hirsch, Ken Baskin, Scott Meyer, Keith Ekstam and Jeff Johnston. The exhibit will focus specifically on work that has been created using a wood-fire kiln and will investigate the character and dynamic of the collaborations that have resulted from this very communal and social process.
Wed Feb. 221 Million Cups Springfield 1 Million Cups Springfield is the third largest 1 Million Cups Community out of nearly 100 national and international communities. The program was created by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a cup of coffee. Each community uses the same format; 2 presenters, 1 hour, lots of free coffee, and asking of the generous question of “What can we as a community do to help your business?"
Conservation Focus: "The French Fries"
You may have noticed in late August and early September that we were experimenting with a few new ‘looks’ for our most iconic work in the collection - John Henry’s Sun Target II. Actually, we weren’t toying with a new color, but simply completing restoration work on the sculpture and in the process, it went through a number of transformations.
Art & Poetry
We believe strongly that art has the power to inspire creativity in all fields. But there is a particularly special relationship between poetry and fine art. Students at Evangel University recently wrote ekphrastic poems based on works on view in our galleries. We are so pleased to share them here...
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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