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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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  1. Watercolor USA 2017

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    June 3-August 27, 2017. A staple in the Museum's annual exhibition calendar for 56 years, Watercolor USA 2017 features eighty-five works by eighty artists from across the country. The exhibition highlights contemporary work in watermedia from traditional transparent watercolor to mixed media collage and sculpture. Opening Reception: Friday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7 PM.

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  1. Anne Lindberg: tilted sky

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    Permanent Display. During June of 2016, artist Anne Lindberg installed tilted sky in the barrel vault of the King Gallery. This installation, composed of Egyptian cotton thread, spans nearly the full length of the corridor in gradated shades of color from pure white to deep blue/green.

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    Exhibition Opportunity!

    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking proposals for exhibition in a new flexible social gallery space that combines exhibitions, retail, and coffee service. Local artists focused on the intersectional synergy of their artistic practice and the neighborhoods in which they live/work are encouraged to apply. 

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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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    Shakespeare at the Columns: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] Previously advertised as "The Winter's Tale," the Actors Theatre of Missouri in association with The Dangerous Playground and Rice Theatricals, now plan to present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Shakespeare at the Columns is the quintessential Springfield summer event. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the production will ta...
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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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