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Posted on: January 16, 2023

Springfield Art Museum Opens the First New Exhibit of 2023

A mirrored art lamp with horizontal light patterns of yellow, blue, and green.

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Springfield, MO. (January 16, 2023) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present Art in Motion, opening on Saturday, January 21 in the Hartman Gallery. During 2023, three guest-curated exhibitions will be mounted in this space. These special exhibitions are the result of collaborations between Museum staff, and staff and students at Missouri State University. These collaborations range from providing space and resources to mount exhibitions, to the study of permanent collection objects, to hands-on learning opportunities in museum work, including art curation, interpretive activities, and public programs.

The first of these collaborative exhibitions is Art in Motion. This exhibit examines ways that artists portray movement or motion within their work. Pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibit features prints, sculpture, paintings, and drawings by Anne Lindberg, Garo Zareh Antreasian, Jacob Burmood, Sylvia Glass, Ray Howlett, and Carlos Cruz-Diez, among others. It will also contain a hands-on motion drawing station. 

Art in Motion is guest curated by Naysa Adams, Cam Mahnken, Anna Shackelford, and Hannah Robinson who are all students in Missouri State University's Museum Studies program. These students co-curated this exhibit under the guidance of Missouri State University's Director of Exhibitions Jodi McCoy, with direction from the Museum’s curatorial and education staff. 

See Art in Motion January 21 through July 9, 2023. This exhibition includes Spanish language translations for all exhibition text. In conjunction with this exhibit, the Museum plans educational and community programs including Gesture Drawing Workshops, and more. Presenting sponsorship of the 2023 exhibition season is generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum, Inc. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive Springfield, MO 65807. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, the Museum invites you to connect with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org or contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer at (417) 874-2859 or jbest@springfieldmo.gov.

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