1. The Electric Garden of our Minds: British/American Pop
    January 23 - April 17, 2016. Pop Art was born twice, first in England and then in America. Featuring work by Andy Warhol, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Patrick Caulfield, among others, this exhibit compares and contrasts the way these artists utilized pop culture imagery in their work. The core of the exhibit is pulled from the Museum's permanent collection with significant loans from the Wesley R. Cochran Collection.

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  1. Watercolor NOW 

    an acylic painting of a brightly colored papier mache horse leaning against a wall
    November 21 - March 6, 2016. This invitational exhibition features work by current members of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society and reflects the widely diverse thematic interests and technical skills of the artists, ranging from abstraction to photo-realism, and from still life to portraiture.

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  1. Call for Entries

    Watercolor USA Badge 2016
    We are now accepting entries for Watercolor U.S.A. 2016. For more information or to enter the exhibition please click here. Entry deadline is March 7, 2016.



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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. UPCOMING EVENTS

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  1. Thu Feb. 11

    Community Foundation of the Ozarks: Give Ozarks Training Session Please join Community Foundation of the Ozarks for an introduction to Give Ozarks 2016. There will be 2 sessions: 9:00 AM for first time participants and 10 AM for everyone, focusing on effective promotional practices, and previews of new features and prizes. For your planning purposes, expect this training to last until noon.
  2. Thu Feb. 11

    Pop Public Program: The "New" Independent Group - Comix Discussion led by Cole Closser, artist and author of the graphic novels "Black Rat" and "Little Tommy Lost." Event is free and open to the public.
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FROM THE BLOG

  1. Ventures in the Vault: Hopewell Rabbit Pipe

    This is a functional pipe, carved from red pipestone by an unknown artist in the Hopewell culture. The Hopewell culture existed from around 200 BCE - 500 CE, their settlements and mounds are mostly found in what is now Ohio.

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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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    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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