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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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    July 22-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. 99x: Gilded Coast Glamour

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    September 30, 2017, 6-7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7-9 PM Public Event. Please join us for the annual 99x (Times) Party as we recreate glamorous Newport, Rhode Island, the seaside playground of the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and the Rockefellers. This event benefits the Museum's Conservation & Preservation Fund. Creative, lustrous cocktail attire is encouraged. #GiltGlam

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  1. Two female students proudly display portraits created in a painting seminar. One portrait is a color

    Register for Fall Art Classes


    The Museum offers a variety of classes for children, teens, and adults in a variety of media including drawing, painting, and pottery. Fall 2017 classes begin on Tuesday, September 19 and run for eight weeks! 

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  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

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  1. Sat Sep. 23

    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...
  2. Sat Sep. 23

    Water: The Artist's Essential Element Water has been a continual source of fascination for artists throughout the ages. Not only do we have a primal connection to this life-giving substance, but water fascinates us with its beauty, power, and ability to constantly reshape the natural world. Artists have captured the subject using many different mediums; however it is the watercolor artist who combines the subject of water with the natural flowing property of the water medium itself. This exhibit will feature over twenty works from t...
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  1. 3 patrons viewing waterscapes in the Armstrong Gallery

    Water: The Artist's Essential Element

    Water mixed with a soluble colored pigment is one of the most basic types of painting medium, yet one of the most difficult to master. Painting water seems like a logical subject when using watercolor, but again, one of the most difficult subjects to paint well. Considering these challenges to the watercolor artist...

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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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    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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