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    WONDER ROOMS: OZARK COLLECTIONS, through February 11, 2018. This exhibit examines the human desire to collect, with a specific focus on ten private collections in southwest Missouri. Wonder Rooms features a wide range of media arranged in cabinets, or "rooms," including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints, drawings, and more.

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  1. Veterans' Views

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    Through November 26, 2017. Veterans' Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during their service to our country. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Drury University.

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  1. Avant Art & Art in Our City

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    Through March 18, 2018. Avant Art, the Museum's new flexible social gallery space combining Museum merchandise, beverage and snack service, and a new local art exhibition, Art in Our City, is now open. The first six month rotation of Art in Our City features eight artists from five diverse neighborhoods located in City Council Zone 1. Stop in and purchase a hot cup of Brick & Mortar roast coffee...

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    We Are Hiring!

    Are you a people person with a passion for customer service? Ever think about working in a museum? The Springfield Art Museum is currently seeking a Gallery Attendants and Security Officers for part-time assignments. Apply by dropping your resume off at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, or e-mailing: artmuseum@springfieldmo.gov.  Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends a must.

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    Gallery Attendant
    Security Officer
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    Master Planning RFQ

    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking statements of qualifications from consultants to engage in Master Planning and Concept Design at a schematic level for its building and grounds.

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    Veterans' Views Veterans' Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during service to our country. This exhibit is organized by the Springfield Art Museum in collaboration with Drury University. Jurors: • Rebecca Miller, Associate Professor, Pool Art Center Gallery Director and Photography Program Coordinator, Drury Universi...
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    Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature - our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, they began to be called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German "wunderkammer." "Wonder Rooms" examines this human d...
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    Veterans' Family Tree

    When organizing our current exhibition, Veterans' Views, with Tom Russo and Rebecca Miller from Drury University, we felt strongly that to highlight the human aspect of military service, we needed to restrict our entries to photographs taken only by living veterans. This allows the photographs to speak to the specific... 

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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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    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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