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    Every March, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades, to exhibit outstanding artwork. A celebration of Youth Art Month, this highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for decades.

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  1. Art In Bloom

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    April 27, 28 & 29, 2018. Times Vary. Please join us for our newest signature event celebrating fine art and fantastic floral displays. Art In Bloom includes prize categories for featured florists, an incredible opening night soiree with a nature-inspired runway show, floral arranging workshops, mixed media painting activities, and more! #InspiredBySpring

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  1. Richard Tuttle: Lines & Edges

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    Through March 25, 2018. Richard Tuttle has spent the majority of his career working within a very limited set of formal constraints - line, color, and form - to explore deeper issues of abstraction. Richard Tuttle: Lines and Edges is pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and features three significant portfolios by the artist including The Edge, Line, and Edges.

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    Register for an Art Workshop

    Join us April 14 for a Repousse Art Book Workshop. This three hour workshop from 1 to 4 PM includes instruction, construction of a hand-stitched art book, creation of a repousse embossed book cover, and all materials. Registration is required.

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  1. Sun Mar. 18

    Art in Our City Springfield, Missouri is home to a vibrant artistic community. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the creativity of our community focusing on artists living and working in the many neighborhoods that make up our city. This exhibition not only concentrates on the artists on display but also their neighborhoods and what it means to live and work creatively in Springfield. The exhibit will rotate every six months; the first exhibition will feature work by eight artists from five neighborh...
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    The Structured Landscape Buildings of all shapes, sizes, and styles are ever-present in our environment. A simple landscape becomes more interesting when dwellings or other architectural structures are included as part of the scene. Familiar structures in a painting may help tell a story, evoke memories, indicate a place, or define a moment in time. They engage the viewer with questions such as: where is this place, who constructed these buildings, why were they built, and where are the people who built them? What ...
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    The Structured Landscape

    Landscape paintings have been a popular genre with artists and art lovers for generations. Landscape paintings which include huts, houses, buildings or other structures usually evoke a different type of response or feeling. Humans relate to structures in many ways, perhaps because they are familiar...

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    Meet the Intern: Vinita Williams

    We have all been to and admired fantastic exhibits at museums, including the Springfield Art Museum. Although interested in art my whole life, I rarely considered how a few paintings or sculptures became an exhibition or how much research and hard work goes on behind the scenes. 

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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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