Support Groups

The Springfield Art Museum is fortunate to have the support of SMMA (Southwest Missouri Museum Associates). This group is a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps raise funds to support Museum programs. Learn more about SMMA and their activities below:

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Southwest Missouri Museum Associates

SMMA provides financial resources and are vital partners in developing the Museum. SMMA began as the Art Study Club in 1926. In 1928, they incorporated as the Springfield Art Museum, and re-incorporated as the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates after deeding the Museum to the City of Springfield, Missouri in 1946. From the original seven members, SMMA membership has grown to more than 400 people. 

The SMMA office is located inside the Springfield Art Museum. Abigail Hobbs, SMMA Secretary can be reached at or (417) 874-2869.