Support Groups

The Springfield Art Museum is fortunate to have two support groups, SMMA (Southwest Missouri Museum Associates) and FOSAM (Friends of the Springfield Art Museum). Both groups are separate 501c3 nonprofit organizations that help raise money for the Museum and support its programs. Both groups sponsor tours, classes, purchase artwork, and assist with building needs. More information about these groups and their activities can be found below:

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Southwest Missouri Museum Associates

SMMA provides financial resources and are vital partners in developing the museum. From the original seven members, SMMA membership has grown to more than 450 people and is credited with much of the museum’s growth for more than 70 years. The SMMA office can be contacted by calling 417-874-2869.

Thomas Hart Benton's Birthday Bash: Saturday Night at Tom Benton's

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Springfield Art Museum

Join SMMA for Thomas Hart Benton's Birthday Bash, a celebration of the beloved Missouri Regionalist painter.

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SMMA's 2019 Fall Fashion Show: November 5, 2019

Stay-tuned for more information about our next exciting Fall Fashion Show. Until then, enjoy our 2018 Fall Fashion Show:

MargaritaDaze: SMMA's Fall Fashion Show

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Doors open at 10:30 AM
White River Conference Center

Join SMMA for their Annual Fall Fashion Show featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, tropical fashions, and refreshing margaritas!

SMMA 2018 Fall Fashion Show MargaritaDaze Save the Date featuring colorful parrot
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Friends of the Springfield Art Museum

FOSAM is an organization dedicated to the support and continued growth of the museum’s exhibitions and programs. Becoming a FOSAM member has exciting privileges, such as special lectures and social events. To find out more and become a member, visit the FOSAM website.

FOSAM ArtTalk: John Whytock - The Trials and Triumphs of a Career Artist

Thursday, May 23, 6:30 PM
Springfield Art Museum

ArtTalks are social and educational events combining artist lectures with art-making workshops. Contact with questions.

John Whytock painting of a boat on still water
Art work by John Whytock