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. Anne Lindberg: tilted sky

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    Permanent Display. During June of 2016, artist Anne Lindberg installed tilted sky in the barrel vault of the King Gallery. This installation, composed of Egyptian cotton thread, spans nearly the full length of the corridor in gradated shades of color from pure white to deep blue/green.

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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. 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. Winter classes will run from January 24 until March 18.  Schedule and registration details will be available shortly, so please check back! 

    Click here for more information and to see a class schedule.

  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

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  1. Sat Jan. 21

    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. Sat Jan. 21

    Family Day: Wood-Fired Kiln Family Days are drop-in events designed to help kids and grown-ups explore the Museum’s exhibits together. This Family Day features hands-on gallery activities and art-making focused on "The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration" exhibition.
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FROM THE BLOG

  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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  1. WELCOME TO THE
    SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM

    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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