The Springfield Art Museum is seeking proposals for exhibition in a new flexible social gallery space that combines exhibitions, retail, and coffee service. Local artists focused on the intersectional synergy of their artistic practice and the neighborhoods in which they live/work are encouraged to apply.
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Register for Art Camp
At Art Camp, kids experiment with a variety of materials and ideas to create an amazing collection of artwork. In addition, art campers explore the art on view at the Museum through drawing, creative writing, movement, games, and more!
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!
Join us for a Family Day on August 26! 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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Fri Jun. 23American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony American Impressionism was fueled by both the excitement of the changing American landscape and a nostalgia for the past. It's growth as an art movement in America was significantly impacted by the growth and development of artist colonies spread mostly throughout the Northeastern United States. This exhibit features 75 oil paintings and 30 works on paper dating to the golden age of American Impressionism, the 1880s through the 1940s. The exhibit is arranged by the artists' colonies that pla...
Fri Jun. 23Watercolor USA Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this national, annual juried exhibition aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. This is the 56th exhibition of "Watercolor USA." This year's exhibition is judged by Laurin McCracken, President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. "Watercolor USA" awards approximately $20,000 in cash and Museum purchase awards. Major ongoing...
Proper framing is an integral part of any picture, and in some cases part of the artist's vision. In the best case scenario, picture framing, including all of its components, protects and enhances the piece of art. In the worst case scenario, the components can damage the art and decrease its overall visual appeal.
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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