July 23 - November 13, 2022 Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries
The Springfield Art Museum, like any organization, is supported by a wide variety of staff roles. It takes everyone from security to custodial, curatorial to education, and development to administration to keep the Museum running smoothly. Regardless of job duties, everyone at the Museum works in some capacity alongside the permanent collection. Does this impact our relationship with the art objects on view? What connections with art have we made as we secure the building, manage contracts, coordinate facility repairs, and write grants? This exhibition seeks to answer these questions by highlighting the people who keep the Museum moving forward including staff, board, and committee members, as illustrated through a range of objects they’ve selected from the Museum’s collection.
This exhibition is the first in a series that seeks to connect disparate works in the Museum’s collection with a wide range of community members.
Images: 1) Julie Blackmon, The Power of Now, 2008, c-print on paper. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. Copyright Julie Blackmon. 2) Gib Neal, East Adams Co., NE, 2004, acrylic and watercolor on paper. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. Copyright Gib Neal.