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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, MO. (June 10, 2016) - Beginning Tuesday, June 14th the Springfield Art Museum will shift its public hours of operation on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Mondays, when the Museum is closed to the public, and Sundays will remain unaffected.
Old Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday: 9 AM – 5PM, Thursday: 9 AM – 8 PM, Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM.
New Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM.
Museum Director Nick Nelson notes, “The change in public hours of operation is the result of ongoing efforts to provide improved access to the arts outside of the traditional 9 to 5 business day when many potential art patrons are at work themselves. The trick is to scaffold that within the constraints of staff size and budget limitations. The Springfield Art Museum Board of Directors and staff feel that the shift in public hours is another step in the right direction.”
Opening at 10 AM also allows staff the necessary time to conduct additional rigorous safety and security protocols in the wake of the highly publicized April 2016 commercial burglary of seven iconic Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can screenprints. The Museum has already added several new Gallery Attendants who are part security assistant, part instructional guide, and part customer service expert. The addition of new personnel has helped fast-track expanded procedures and made a shift in public hours possible.
The new hours of operation will not affect already scheduled programs like 1 Million Cups, which begins every Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM, community partner programs, summer art camps, field trips, or special tours. Enjoy the artwork into the evening hours beginning Tuesday, June 14th at the Springfield Art Museum, located at 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Admission is always free and you are always welcome.
The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org
For more information, please contact Joshua Best, Development and Marketing Coordinator, 417-837-5700 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.