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!
Family Learning & Fun
The Family Art Lab and Book Nook are interactive spaces where children can explore art on their own terms—by touching, building and pretending. We invite families to be creative together in these spaces designed just for them!
Join us in January 2018 for Pre-K Open Studio Sessions! These free drop-in exploratory art-making sessions are from 10:30 AM - Noon, and are designed for kids ages 3 - 5 and their caregiver(s). Registration is required.
Join us for our next FREE Family Day on Saturday, January 27 from 10 AM to Noon. These drop-in events are designed to help kids and grown-ups explore the Museum's exhibits together through hands-on gallery and art-making activities. No registration required.
Explore the World Through Art!
The Springfield Art Museum offers customized, interactive tours at no cost for private groups, schools (grades K-12 and higher education), and homeschool cooperatives. Tours may include observation, discussion, creative writing or drawing prompts, responding to art through movement or drama, collaborative group work, independent exploration of the galleries and more! Experiences can be designed to support a wide range of subjects, interests, curricular goals, and special needs.
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We Are Hiring!Are you a people person with a passion for customer service? Ever think about working in a museum? The Springfield Art Museum is currently seeking a Gallery Attendants and Security Officers for part-time assignments. Apply by dropping your resume off at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, or e-mailing: email@example.com. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends a must.
Master Planning RFQThe Springfield Art Museum is seeking statements of qualifications from consultants to engage in Master Planning and Concept Design at a schematic level for its building and grounds.
Wed Dec. 13Wonder 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...
Wed Dec. 13Richard 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 ...
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...
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.
WELCOME TO THEwhere 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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