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Family Learning & Fun
The Family Art Lab and Book Nook are interactive spaces where children can explore art on their own terms—by touching, building and pretending. We invite families to be creative together in these spaces designed just for them!
Join us October 20 & 27 for Pre-K Open Studio Sessions! These free drop-in exploratory art-making sessions are from 10:30 AM - Noon, and are designed for kids ages 3 - 5 and their caregiver(s). Registration is required.
Register for Fall Art Classes
The Museum offers a variety of classes for children, teens, and adults in a variety of media including drawing, painting, and pottery. Fall 2017 classes begin on Tuesday, September 19 and run for eight weeks!
Explore the World Through Art!
The Springfield Art Museum offers customized, interactive tours at no cost for private groups, schools (grades K-12 and higher education), and homeschool cooperatives. Tours may include observation, discussion, creative writing or drawing prompts, responding to art through movement or drama, collaborative group work, independent exploration of the galleries and more! Experiences can be designed to support a wide range of subjects, interests, curricular goals, and special needs.
Click here for more information or to schedule your tour today!
Master Planning RFQThe Springfield Art Museum is seeking statements of qualifications from consultants to engage in Master Planning and Concept Design at a schematic level for its building and grounds.
Fri Oct. 20Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy Start your Friday morning right with Tai Chi in the King Gallery (between the Lobby and Courtyard Gallery) underneath Anne Lindberg's contemplative installation, "tilted sky." Learn Yang style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness Program and runs her own Tai Chi program called White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level. Requ...
Fri Oct. 20Veterans' Views Veterans' Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during service to our country. This exhibit is organized by the Springfield Art Museum in collaboration with Drury University. Jurors: • Rebecca Miller, Associate Professor, Pool Art Center Gallery Director and Photography Program Coordinator, Drury Universi...
Water: The Artist's Essential Element
Water mixed with a soluble colored pigment is one of the most basic types of painting medium, yet one of the most difficult to master. Painting water seems like a logical subject when using watercolor, but again, one of the most difficult subjects to paint well. Considering these challenges to the watercolor artist...
Meet the Intern: Vinita Williams
We have all been to and admired fantastic exhibits at museums, including the Springfield Art Museum. Although interested in art my whole life, I rarely considered how a few paintings or sculptures became an exhibition or how much research and hard work goes on behind the scenes.
WELCOME TO THEwhere you are encouraged to ENJOY, LEARN and CREATE. There is always something new and exciting to inspire you, whether it’s our expansive permanent collection or a featured current exhibit. Try sparking your creativity with one of our many lectures or art classes. Come see what SAM has to offer, then plan on coming back because enjoying, learning and creating never stop.
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