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    AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: THE LURE OF THE ARTISTS' COLONY,  April 8 - July 2, 2017. This exhibit, organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, features over 100 paintings and works on paper from the golden age of American Impressionism including work by Mary Butler, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and many others.

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    Give Ozarks 2017
    #GetAmped for Give Ozarks on May 9! Help us Revamp the Amp by planning to make a donation, large or small, during this 24 hour online day of giving across southwest Missouri. Our 1936 outdoor amphitheater, a product of the WPA in Springfield, needs the community's help...

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    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! 

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    American 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...
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    American 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...
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    Framing Transformation

    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.

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    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... 

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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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