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.

A "Wild & Jazzy" Evening in Roaring 20’s Style

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 6 - 8 PM
Springfield Art Museum
$50 Tickets; Sponsorships Available

Join SMMA for an evening benefiting their support of Youth Transportation and Art Education. This event will be the bees knees! Ticket includes valet parking, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, 1920s film of Springfield, Sonshine Royal Ballroom Dance Variety Show, Live Auction, and more. Contact Diane Schulty in the SMMA Office at (417) 874-2869 or

SMMA Roarin 20s Invitation featuring a flapper in a gold dress
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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: Dr. Janet Jordan

Sculpting Life's Lessons
Thursday, November 14, 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

Dr. Janet Jordan sculpts an elephant out of clay.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Janet Jordan.