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  1. Creating an American Identity

    November 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Musgrave Wing Galleries

    The Springfield Art Museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 objects in nearly all media. The works selected for this exhibition were chosen for their ability to reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. There is no singular or fixed American identity. American art and history is shaped by multiple perspectives, stories, and experiences, and as such, this exhibition aims to present a multiplicity of views within the wider context of historical moments. The exhibition includes 75 works from as wide an array of artistic voices as possible within our current collection, including even more works by women, people of color, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+ communities. This exhibit includes major work by George Caleb Bingham, Asher B. Durand, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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  2. Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

    November 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, Armstrong, and Hartman Galleries

    This traveling exhibition draws from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, exploring how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past two centuries. The exhibit includes a variety of styles and media ranging from tiny caricatures to wall-sized photographs, from colorful pastels and watercolors to dramatic paintings and time-based media. The exhibition features more than 75 works that span the art historical timeline from 1901 to today. This exhibition is curated by the National Portrait Gallery’s Chief Curator, Brandon Fortune.

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  3. This & That: Cartoons by Bob Palmer

    November 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Robert “Bob” Palmer was Springfield’s longest-working cartoonist, creating over 10,000 political cartoons for the Springfield News-Leader beginning in April 1953 through July 1991. This special exhibition features original political cartoons that trace local, national, and worldwide issues covering eight U.S. presidents, seven Missouri governors, and numerous local personalities and issues ranging from peace negotiations in the Middle East to Springfield’s landfill concerns.

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