Classes for Kids, Teens & AdultsThe Springfield Art Museum offers classes in a variety of media for kids, teens and adults. Autumn classes run from Sept. 27 through Nov. 19.
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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 September 17 from 10am until noon and for Trick Art Treat on October 29! Both events are free, with hands-on activities for kids ages 2 and up.
Explore the World Through Art!
The Springfield Art Museum offers customized, interactive tours for grades K-12 at no cost to participating schools or homeschool groups. 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 curricular goals and modified for special needs. Contact Kate Baird at email@example.com for more information.
Thu Sep. 29String Theory: Textiles From The Permanent Collection Textiles have been used to create a myriad of objects over time and across various cultures. String Theory uses textiles, prints, paintings, and textile working tools and equipment from the Springfield Art Museum's permanent collection to compare and contrast pieces from around the world. Our collection showcases the diversity of objects that people construct with fibers - from wall hangings to wedding dresses - and offers a glimpse into the culture that created each piece.
Thu Sep. 29Donald Holden: Memory Painter This exhibit, pulled from the Museum's permanent collection of contemporary American watermedia, features eighteen works by artist Donald Holden. Holden works primarily in watercolor and exclusively paints landscapes that are intentionally small scale because he "finds a special magic in small pictures." ? ?Nearly all of his subjects are pulled from places he's visited - Lake Powell, the Maine coast - or his own backyard in the Hudson River valley. Although the paintings are based …
Now on View: Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton
The Museum recently rotated new works on paper into the Creating an American Identity exhibit. One work of particular note is by fellow Midwesterner, Elizabeth Layton, known to many as “Grandma Layton.” Layton was born in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas in 1909...
New Acquisition: Roberta Stoneman Baker
Through the generosity of a local donor, the Museum has recently added a number of new works to the permanent collection. One of these is particularly exciting in its unique ability to enhance the Museum’s collection and its local art history - a plaster maquette of the figure of Eve by Springfield artist Roberta Stoneman Baker.
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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