1. a logo for four by four and four images of artwork including a ceramic sculpture, abstract watercolo
    September 10 - December 4, 2016. In its second incarnation, the biennial exhibition, Four by Four: Midwest Invitational, provides an in-depth and focused look at contemporary art in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. The exhibit began with a number of studio visits throughout the region and culminated in an invitation to exhibit extended to four artists: Andrew Casto from Manhattan, Kansas; Sandra Luckett from Conway, Arkansas; Anne Austin Pearce from Kansas City, Missouri; and Holly Wilson from Mustang, Oklahoma.

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  1. 99x: Bohemian Belle
    Black and white photograph of Rose O'Neill with a black 99x logo

    Thank you to all who attended the second 99 Times Party, 99x: Bohemian Belle. Over 300 guests came together to celebrate contemporary Bohemian style, inspired by the legendary Rose O'Neill, raising over $12,000 to benefit the Museum's Conservation & Preservation Fund.

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  1. Anne Lindberg: tilted sky
    A woman points up at brightly colored threads hanging above her head.

    Permanent Display. During June of 2016, artist Anne Lindberg installed tilted sky in the barrel vault of the King Gallery. This installation, composed of Egyptian cotton thread, spans nearly the full length of the corridor in gradated shades of color from pure white to deep blue/green.

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  1. Two female students proudly display portraits created in a painting seminar. One portrait is a color

    Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

    The Springfield Art Museum offers classes in a variety of media for kids, teens and adults. Autumn classes run from Sept. 27 through Nov. 19. 

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    Four by Four Midwest Invitational Exhibition The biennial "Four by Four Midwest Invitational" exhibition features work by four artists, one from each state of the four-state region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This year's exhibition includes work by Andrew Casto (Kansas), Sandra Luckett (Arkansas), Anne Austin Pearce (Missouri) and Holly Wilson (Oklahoma). A juror of awards, selected on a rotating basis from one of the four states, is tasked with awarding a $3,000 cash prize to one artist for their body of work. T...
  2. Wed Oct. 26

    1 Million Cups Springfield 1 Million Cups Springfield is the third largest 1 Million Cups Community out of nearly 100 national and international communities. The program was created by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a cup of coffee. Each community uses the same format; 2 presenters, 1 hour, lots of free coffee, and asking of the generous question of “What can we as a community do to help your business?"
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  1. Now on View:  Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton

    The Museum recently rotated new works on paper into the Creating an American Identity exhibit. One work of particular note is by fellow Midwesterner, Elizabeth Layton, known to many as “Grandma Layton.” Layton was born in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas in 1909...

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    A color print of an elderly woman dressed as Cinderella sitting near her elderly husband as he watch

  1. A detail image of a large yellow steel sculpture of various rectangular shapes

    Conservation Focus: "The French Fries"

    You may have noticed in late August and early September that we were experimenting with a few new ‘looks’ for our most iconic work in the collection - John Henry’s Sun Target II.  Actually, we weren’t toying with a new color, but simply completing restoration work on the sculpture and in the process, it went through a number of transformations.

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