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:
Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) provide financial resources and are vital partners in developing the museum. From the original seven members, SMMA membership has grown to more than 1,100 people and is credited with much of the museum’s growth for more than 70 years. The SMMA office can be contacted by calling 417-837-5700, extension 216.
Friends of the Springfield Art Museum 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 Friends of the Springfield Art Museum website.