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    WONDER ROOMS: OZARK COLLECTIONS, through February 11, 2018. This exhibit examines the human desire to collect, with a specific focus on ten private collections in southwest Missouri. Wonder Rooms features a wide range of media arranged in cabinets, or "rooms," including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints, drawings, and more.

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  1. Richard Tuttle: Lines & Edges

    Richard Tuttle Gold Portfolio
    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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  1. Grant Wood: Lithographs

    Grant Wood hand colored lithograph Vegetables
    Through March 25, 2018. Grant Wood achieved international recognition in the mid-1930s for promoting a style of art that depicted everyday scenes of Midwestern life. Wood produced nineteen lithographs in his lifetime, and the Museum is excited to feature all nineteen in this exhibit. Grant Wood: Lithographs examines Wood's thematic concerns and role in the growth...

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    Register for Winter Art Classes

    The Museum offers a variety of classes for children, teens, and adults in a variety of media including drawing, painting, metalworking/jewelry, and pottery. Winter 2018 classes begin on Tuesday, January 23 and run for eight weeks! 

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    Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature - our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, they began to be called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German "wunderkammer." "Wonder Rooms" examines this human d...
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    Richard Tuttle: Lines and Edges 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. His practice has encompassed a wide variety of materials including from etchings, aquatints, and woodcuts to more ordinary materials such as cardboard, Styrofoam, wire, wood, cloth and rope. From nearly the beginning of his career, line has been elemental to his work ranging from simple filaments of wire to thin pencil ...
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    Veterans' Family Tree

    When organizing our current exhibition, Veterans' Views, with Tom Russo and Rebecca Miller from Drury University, we felt strongly that to highlight the human aspect of military service, we needed to restrict our entries to photographs taken only by living veterans. This allows the photographs to speak to the specific... 

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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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