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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Springfield Art Museum Hosts Public Meeting For Strategic Plan

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Springfield, MO. (January 16, 2024) – The Springfield Art Museum has partnered with Keen Independent Research to develop a three year strategic plan to guide operations and decision making as it prepares to enter the construction period of its transformative 2028 Campaign for the Museum’s facility and grounds. The Springfield Art Museum is the only American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited museum in southern Missouri and includes a wide service area including southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.

The Museum first sought wide public participation through completion of an electronic survey. Keen Independent Research has analyzed and compiled the 939 responses to that survey. The next opportunity for the public to weigh in on the Museum's strategic plan initiative will be at the Strategic Plan Public Meeting on January 22 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Museum. This public meeting is the next step in gathering input and feedback on the developing strategic plan and its priorities.

Participants can meet the study team, learn more about the project, and participate in activity stations to share their ideas about the Museum. Families with children are welcome and stations will include one especially for kids and kids at heart. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. The public meeting is free and open to the public. No registration is required and participants can drop-in at any time between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Attendees do not need to stay for the entire two hour event. 

The strategic planning process is set to conclude by June of 2024. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Want to go?
When: Monday, January 22, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Drop-in event.
Where: Springfield Art Museum. 1111 East Brookside Drive Springfield, MO 65087. Free parking.
Cost: Free and open to the public. No registration required.


The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, the Museum invites you to connect with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects. For more information, please visit or contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer at (417) 874-2859 or

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