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    4X4: 2018 MIDWEST INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, August 25 - November 18, 2018. Opening August 24 at 5:30 PM. Now in its third incarnation, this biennial exhibition provides an in-depth and focused look at contemporary art in the four-state region. Featuring bodies of work by Shawn Bitters (Kansas), Jason Cytacki (Oklahoma), Dawn Holder (Arkansas), and Meghan Rowswell (Missouri).

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  1. Watercolor USA 2018

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    Through August 26. A staple in the Museum's annual exhibition calendar for 57 years, Watercolor USA 2018 will feature eighty-two works by eighty-one artists from across the country. The exhibition highlights contemporary work in watermedia from traditional transparent watercolor, to mixed media and acrylic.

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  1. 99x: Cirque Americana

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    September 29, 2018, 6-7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7-9 PM Public Event. Please join us for the annual 99x (Times) Party as we transform the Museum into a fantastical fairground of living art tableaux inspired by classic American circus acts and attractions. This event benefits the Museum's Conservation & Preservation Fund.

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    Register for Summer Art Camp

    Summer Art Camps run from June 26 through August 3. Each summer, the Museum's classrooms and grounds come alive with the energy and excitement of art campers who are exploring the Museum's exhibits through observation, drawing, creative writing, movement, and other innovative gallery activities. In turn, art campers create their own portfolios of amazing artwork inspired by the works of view, their gallery activities, and the unique theme of each summer camp session.

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    Art in Our City: Zone 2 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 second exhibition features work by nine artists from four neighborhoods...
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    Watercolor USA Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this national, annual juried exhibition aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. This is the 57th exhibition of "Watercolor USA." This year's exhibition is judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-in-Chief of "Watercolor Artist" magazine. "Watercolor USA" awards approximately $20,000 in cash prizes and possible Museum p...
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    Conservation Focus: Rose O'Neill

    Five works on paper in the Museum's permanent collection have recently returned after receiving conservation treatment. All five works are by Rose O'Neill and will be included in the upcoming exhibition Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O'Neill, opening on April 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM. The funds to conserve... 

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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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