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  1. Art In Our City: Zone 4

    October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Avant Art

    Springfield, Missouri is home to a vibrant artistic community. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the creativity of our community focusing on artists living and working in the many neighborhoods that make up our city. This exhibition not only concentrates on the artists on display but also their neighborhoods and what it means to live and work creatively in Springfield. The exhibit will rotate every six months; the fourth and final exhibition features work by 11 artists from seven neighborhoods located in City Council Zone 4 and will run through October 20, 2019.

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  2. Creating An American Identity

    October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  3. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  4. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  5. Creating An American Identity

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  6. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  7. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  8. Creating An American Identity

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  9. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  10. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  11. Creating An American Identity

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  12. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  13. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  14. Creating An American Identity

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  15. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  16. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  17. Creating An American Identity

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  18. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  19. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  20. Creating An American Identity

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  21. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  22. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  23. Creating An American Identity

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  24. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  25. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  26. Creating An American Identity

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  27. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  28. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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  29. Creating An American Identity

    October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  30. Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

    October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Randy Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs. This exhibit presents new portraits from the series "The Road I Call Home" featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.” Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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  31. Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

    October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

    This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul” (in the words of artist Ntombephi Ntobela), the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads, and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and the Edward F. Hilbruner Irrevocable Trust. Additional support is generously provided by Rob & Sally Baird.

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