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    WONDER ROOMS: OZARK COLLECTIONS, through February 11, 2018. This exhibit examines the human desire to collect, with a specific focus on ten private collections in southwest Missouri. Wonder Rooms features a wide range of media arranged in cabinets, or "rooms," including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints, drawings, and more.

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  1. Water

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    Through October 29, 2017. Water has been a continual source of fascination for artists throughout the ages. Not only do we have a primal connection to this life-giving substance, but water fascinates us with its beauty, power, and ability to constantly reshape the natural world. Artists have captured the subject using many different mediums...

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  1. Veterans' Views

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    Through November 26, 2017. 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 their service to our country. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Drury University.

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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.

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  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

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  1. Fri Oct. 20

    Tai 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...
  2. Fri Oct. 20

    Veterans' 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...
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FROM THE BLOG

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    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...

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    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. 

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    SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM

    where 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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