1. Watercolor USA 2017 Web Header featuring Kathleen Giles' "Mallory's Hands."
    WATERCOLOR USA 2017, 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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  1. 99x: Gilded Coast Glamour

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    September 30, 2017, 6-7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7-9 PM Public Event. Please join us for the annual 99x (Times) Party as we recreate glamorous Newport, Rhode Island, the seaside playground of the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and the Rockefellers. This event benefits the Museum's Conservation & Preservation Fund. Creative, lustrous cocktail attire is encouraged. #GiltGlam

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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. 

    Call For Artists or Enter Now
  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

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    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...
  2. Thu Aug. 17

    Veterans' Views 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 service to our country. This exhibit is organized by the Springfield Art Museum in collaboration with Drury University. Jurors: • Rebecca Miller, Associate Professor, Pool Art Center Gallery Director and Photography Program Coordinator, Drury Universi...
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FROM THE BLOG

  1. 3 patrons viewing waterscapes in the Armstrong Gallery

    Water: The Artist's Essential Element

    Water mixed with a soluble colored pigment is one of the most basic types of painting medium, yet one of the most difficult to master. Painting water seems like a logical subject when using watercolor, but again, one of the most difficult subjects to paint well. Considering these challenges to the watercolor artist...

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    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. 

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    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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