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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Register for Art Camp
At Art Camp, kids experiment with a variety of materials and ideas to create an amazing collection of artwork. In addition, art campers explore the art on view at the Museum through drawing, creative writing, movement, games, and more!
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 for a Family Day on August 26! Drop in any time between 10am and noon. This event is free, with hands-on activities for kids ages 2 and up. 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.
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Thu Aug. 17Watercolor 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...
Thu Aug. 17Veterans' 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...
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...
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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