1. a logo for four by four and four images of artwork including a ceramic sculpture, abstract watercolo
    September 10 - December 4, 2016. In its second incarnation, the biennial exhibition, Four by Four: Midwest Invitational, provides an in-depth and focused look at contemporary art in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. The exhibit began with a number of studio visits throughout the region and culminated in an invitation to exhibit extended to four artists: Andrew Casto from Manhattan, Kansas; Sandra Luckett from Conway, Arkansas; Anne Austin Pearce from Kansas City, Missouri; and Holly Wilson from Mustang, Oklahoma.

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  1. 99x: Bohemian Belle
    Black and white photograph of Rose O'Neill with a black 99x logo

    October 8, 2016, 6 - 8 PM. Join us for a costumed evening of contemporary Bohemian fashion inspired by the life and work of Rose O'Neill, as envisioned by the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters. Enjoy spirits, music, food, fashion, and frivolity. Creative cocktail attire encouraged. 

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  1. String TheoryA blue silk Chinese jifu robe with the String Theory identity below.

    Through October 16, 2016. Utilizing the Museum's permanent collection, this exhibit compares and contrast a number of textile construction techniques through the juxtaposition of a variety of objects including a 17th century French tapestry, a Navajo rug, a Chinese jifu robe and an 18th century quilt.

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  1. Two female students proudly display portraits created in a painting seminar. One portrait is a color

    Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

    The Springfield Art Museum offers classes in a variety of media for kids, teens and adults. Autumn classes run from Sept. 27 through Nov. 19. 

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  1. Sun Sep. 25

    String Theory: Textiles From The Permanent Collection 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.
  2. Sun Sep. 25

    Donald Holden: Memory Painter This exhibit, pulled from the Museum's permanent collection of contemporary American watermedia, features eighteen works by artist Donald Holden. Holden works primarily in watercolor and exclusively paints landscapes that are intentionally small scale because he "finds a special magic in small pictures." ? ?Nearly all of his subjects are pulled from places he's visited - Lake Powell, the Maine coast - or his own backyard in the Hudson River valley. Although the paintings are based …
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  1. Now on View:  Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton

    The Museum recently rotated new works on paper into the Creating an American Identity exhibit. One work of particular note is by fellow Midwesterner, Elizabeth Layton, known to many as “Grandma Layton.” Layton was born in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas in 1909...

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    A color print of an elderly woman dressed as Cinderella sitting near her elderly husband as he watch

  1. detail photo of the face of a sculpture of eve in plaster

    New Acquisition: Roberta Stoneman Baker

    Through the generosity of a local donor, the Museum has recently added a number of new works to the permanent collection. One of these is particularly exciting in its unique ability to enhance the Museum’s collection and its local art history - a plaster maquette of the figure of Eve by Springfield artist Roberta Stoneman Baker.

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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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