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    April 30 - Oct. 16, 2016. Textiles have been used to create a myriad of objects over time and across various cultures. String Theory uses textiles, prints, paintings, and textile working tools and equipment from the Springfield Art Museum's permanent collection to compare and contrast pieces from around the world. Our collection showcases the diversity of objects that people construct with fibers - from wall hangings to wedding dresses - and offers a glimpse into the culture that created each piece.

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  1. Warhol Uncanned

    May 4 - Aug. 28, 2016. Artist Lindsey Wohlman offers a deeper perspective on those infamous Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans. This exhibition explores issues of loss, the power of art to heal, and art's ability to address social issues. In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum is conducting a food drive in collaboration with Ozarks Food Harvest.

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  1. House of Art(S)

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    Conceived and implemented by Art of Space and the curatorial staff at the Springfield Art Museum, the House of Art(S) is an outdoor museum gallery constructed from murals and graffiti panels.  This public, participatory art installation is located on the Museum grounds in the outdoor historic amphitheatre.

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    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, professional Registrar to join the curatorial team! 

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  1. Wed May 25

    1 Million Cups Springfield 1 Million Cups Springfield is the third largest 1 Million Cups Community out of nearly 100 national and international communities. The program was created by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a cup of coffee. Each community uses the same format; 2 presenters, 1 hour, lots of free coffee, and asking of the generous question of “What can we as a community do to help your business?"
  2. Wed May 25

    Significant Objects: Contemporary Still Life This exhibition is the third in a watercolor series highlighting the rich tradition of painting with aquamedia, ranging in style from representational to photo-realism. This exhibit features a number of wonderful works that have been acquired over the years in part through purchases from our annual Watercolor USA exhibition. Historically, still life paintings were deeply religious or mythological, but today’s still life paintings can be as varied as art trends throughout history. Another compone…
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  1. Ventures in the Vault: 1860s Printed Wool Dress

    While 1860s America was marked with war and turmoil, dressmakers and home sewers alike still kept up with changing fashions. The groupings of attached velvet stripes at the sleeves, are reminiscent of the military accents popular in women's fashion at the time.

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  1. Significant Objects: Contemporary Still Life

    This exhibition is the third in a watercolor series highlighting the rich tradition of painting with aquamedia. Following an abstract and a portrait exhibit, this particular exhibit examines the genre of still life. 

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