Support Groups

The Springfield Art Museum is fortunate to have two support groups, SMMA (Southwest Missouri Museum Associates) and FOSAM (Friends of the Springfield Art Museum). Both groups are separate 501c3 nonprofit organizations that help raise money for the Museum and support its programs. Both groups sponsor tours, classes, purchase artwork, and assist with building needs. More information about these groups and their activities can be found below:

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Southwest Missouri Museum Associates

SMMA provides financial resources and are vital partners in developing the museum. From the original seven members, SMMA membership has grown to more than 450 people and is credited with much of the museum’s growth for more than 70 years. The SMMA office can be contacted by calling 417-874-2869.

Magnolia Soiree: SMMA's 2019 Fall Fashion Show

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Doors open at 10:30 AM
White River Conference Center

Join SMMA for their Annual Fall Fashion Show benefitting SMMA's long-standing support of 5th grade field trips to the Springfield Art Museum, Placeworks art projects in rural schools, art acquisitions, and more!

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2018 Fall Fashion Show Emcee Joy Robertson

Thomas Hart Benton's Birthday Bash: Saturday Night at Tom Benton's

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Springfield Art Museum

Join SMMA for Thomas Hart Benton's Birthday Bash, a celebration of the beloved Missouri Regionalist painter.

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Friends of the Springfield Art Museum

FOSAM is an organization dedicated to the support and continued growth of the museum’s exhibitions and programs. Becoming a FOSAM member has exciting privileges, such as special lectures and social events. To find out more and become a member, visit the FOSAM website.

FOSAM ArtTalk: Danielle Hartzler

The Power of Repetition and Finding My Process
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 PM
Springfield Art Museum

ArtTalks are social and educational events combining artist lectures with art-making workshops. Contact with questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations to Sandra Letson, (417) 496-1838 or

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Danielle Hartzler at work.