LEARN & CREATE
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Watercolor USA 2018
The Springfield Art Museum is seeking submissions for the 57th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing the very best in contemporary American watermedia. This year's exhibit is judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-In-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine.
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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 February 2 & 9 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, April 7 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.
Click here for more information or to schedule your tour today!
Fri Feb. 23Art in Our City 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 first exhibition will feature work by eight artists from five neighborh...
Fri Feb. 23The Structured Landscape Buildings of all shapes, sizes, and styles are ever-present in our environment. A simple landscape becomes more interesting when dwellings or other architectural structures are included as part of the scene. Familiar structures in a painting may help tell a story, evoke memories, indicate a place, or define a moment in time. They engage the viewer with questions such as: where is this place, who constructed these buildings, why were they built, and where are the people who built them? What ...
The Structured Landscape
Landscape paintings have been a popular genre with artists and art lovers for generations. Landscape paintings which include huts, houses, buildings or other structures usually evoke a different type of response or feeling. Humans relate to structures in many ways, perhaps because they are familiar...
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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