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    AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: THE LURE OF THE ARTISTS' COLONY,  April 8 - July 2, 2017. This exhibit, organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, features over 100 paintings and works on paper from the golden age of American Impressionism including work by Mary Butler, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and many others.

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  1. Watercolor USA 2017

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    June 3-August 27, 2017. A staple in the Museum's annual exhibition calendar for 56 years, Watercolor USA 2017 features eighty-five works by eighty artists from across the country. The exhibition highlights contemporary work in watermedia from traditional transparent watercolor to mixed media collage and sculpture. Watercolor USA catalogs are available for purchase.

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  1. Veterans' Views

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    July 22-November 26, 2017. Veterans' Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during their service to our country. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Drury University.

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    Exhibition Opportunity!


    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking proposals for exhibition in a new flexible social gallery space that combines exhibitions, retail, and coffee service. Local artists focused on the intersectional synergy of their artistic practice and the neighborhoods in which they live/work are encouraged to apply. 

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    American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony American Impressionism was fueled by both the excitement of the changing American landscape and a nostalgia for the past. It's growth as an art movement in America was significantly impacted by the growth and development of artist colonies spread mostly throughout the Northeastern United States. This exhibit features 75 oil paintings and 30 works on paper dating to the golden age of American Impressionism, the 1880s through the 1940s. The exhibit is arranged by the artists' colonies that pla...
  2. Tue Jun. 27

    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 56th exhibition of "Watercolor USA." This year's exhibition is judged by Laurin McCracken, President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. "Watercolor USA" awards approximately $20,000 in cash and Museum purchase awards. Major ongoing...
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    Framing Transformation

    Proper framing is an integral part of any picture, and in some cases part of the artist's vision. In the best case scenario, picture framing, including all of its components, protects and enhances the piece of art. In the worst case scenario, the components can damage the art and decrease its overall visual appeal.

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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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    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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