1. wood fired kiln text with seven images of ceramic sculptures
    Through March 5, 2017. This exhibit examines the process and collaborative nature of wood-fired kilns through the work of seven featured ceramicists: Kenneth Baskin, Keith Ekstam, Rick Hirsch, Nina Hole, Jeff Johnston, Scott Meyer and Priscilla Mouritzen. 

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  1. All School Exhibition

    2017 All School Identity for Web
    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 well over forty years.

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  1. Call For Entries

    A stylized American Flag and the Watercolor USA seal emblem
    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking entries for Veterans' Views, a juried exhibition of photographs by members of our nation's armed services. Also entries are now open for the 56th exhibition of Watercolor USA, the national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting.

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  1. Fri Feb. 24

    The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration This exhibit includes the work of seven well-known local, regional, national and international ceramicists: Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen, Rick Hirsch, Ken Baskin, Scott Meyer, Keith Ekstam and Jeff Johnston. The exhibit will focus specifically on work that has been created using a wood-fire kiln and will investigate the character and dynamic of the collaborations that have resulted from this very communal and social process.
  2. Fri Feb. 24

    Pre-K Make Your Mark! Bring your littlest artist for some hands-on fun! Each week, you and your child can make your mark using a variety of tools and materials in an exploratory open-studio setting. Drop in once or come every week! These sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
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  1. A detail image of a large yellow steel sculpture of various rectangular shapes

    Conservation Focus: "The French Fries"

    You may have noticed in late August and early September that we were experimenting with a few new ‘looks’ for our most iconic work in the collection - John Henry’s Sun Target II.  Actually, we weren’t toying with a new color, but simply completing restoration work on the sculpture and in the process, it went through a number of transformations.

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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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