Missouri State University Collaborations

A mirrored art lamp, a detail image of blue and white porcelain, and an Egyptian statue.

Image credits (left to right): 1. Ray Howlett, New Limit, 1999, Glass, metal, and rubber. Gift of Lee and Darlene Smith. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. 2. (Detail) Anonymous (English), Delft Food Plate, ca. 1725-50, Glazed earthenware. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. 3. Anonymous (Egyptian), Ushabti of Shed-Su-Hor Funerary Figure, ca. 1085 - 945 BCE (21st Dynasty), Glazed earthenware. Bequest from Smith Holloman Estate. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum.                      .

The Museum has a long history of working with educational institutions of all kinds across our community. These special exhibitions are the result of collaborations between Museum staff, and staff and students at Missouri State University. These collaborations range from providing space and resources to mount exhibitions of original work, to the study of permanent collection objects, to hands-on learning opportunities in museum work, including art curation, interpretive activities, and public programs.

Art in Motion

Exhibit Details

January 21, 2023 - July 9, 2023
Hartman Gallery

This focus exhibition examines ways that artists portray movement or motion within their work. Pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibit features prints, sculpture, paintings, and drawings by Anne Lindberg, Garo Zareh Antreasian, Jacob Burmood, Sylvia Glass, Ray Howlett, and Carlos Cruz-Diez, among others. Art in Motion is guest curated by Naysa Adams, Cam Mahnken, Anna Shackelford, and Hannah Robinson under the guidance of Jodi McCoy (Director of Exhibitions, Missouri State University), with direction from the Museum’s curatorial and education staff.

Exhibit Resources

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Museum Studies at Missouri State University

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Gesture Drawing Workshops:
Wednesdays, January 11 - May 24, 2023, 12:15 - 1 PM. FREE.

These fast-paced one-time drawing workshops keep your body and mind moving while practicing the art of gesture drawing. You will not leave with finished, refined drawings. The goal is to practice capturing movement and energy. No experience is necessary. Registration required. Ages 16+

Missouri State University MFA Showcase

Exhibit Details

May 6, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This special exhibition features works by Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Visual Studies program at Missouri State University. This year's exhibition features six thesis bodies of work by Dana Bridges, Rick Briggenhorst, Meidi Karampour, Teddy Osei, Shauna LeAnn Smith, and Jean Paul Vivas.

Exhibit Resources

Master of Fine Arts Visual Studies at Missouri State University

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Opening Night: Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

Blue on White

Exhibit Details

July 22, 2023 - December 3, 2023
Hartman Gallery

This special exhibition is focused on Chinese blue-white porcelain and examines its complex history including its connection to Persia, the use of important Chinese symbols in its decoration, and its eventual cultural appropriation through imitative wares and exportation across Europe and North America. This exhibition features 27 porcelain objects pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection. Blue on White is guest curated by Hanna Henroid, Jenna Fallert, and Emily Hughes under the guidance of Jodi McCoy (Director of Exhibitions, Missouri State University), with direction from the Museum’s curatorial and education staff. 

Exhibit Resources

Museum Studies at Missouri State University

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Material Worlds of Antiquity

Exhibit Details

December 9, 2023 - June 16, 2024
Hartman Gallery 

This special exhibition utilizes objects from the Museum’s permanent collection that focus on the material properties of ancient objects, from the casting of bronze to the use of ceramic and glass. Material Worlds of Antiquity is guest curated by Missouri State University Egyptology students under the guidance of Dr. Julia Troche and Dr. Bryan Brinkman (Missouri State University), with direction from the Museum’s curatorial and education staff.

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Presenting sponsorship of the 2023 exhibition season is generously provided by the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum, Inc.