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    AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: THE LURE OF THE ARTISTS' COLONY,  April 8 - July 2, 2017. This exhibit, organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, features over 100 paintings and works on paper from the golden age of American Impressionism including work by Mary Butler, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and many others.

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    2017 All School Identity for Web
    Every March, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades, to exhibit outstanding artwork. A celebration of Youth Art Month, this highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for well over forty years.

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    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking entries to Veterans' Views, a juried photography exhibition highlighting the memories and service of our nation's veterans. Submitted photographs must have been taken while on active duty. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Drury University.

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    Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

    The Springfield Art Museum offers classes in a variety of media for kids, teens, and adults. Spring classes will begin March 28.

    Register now for Pre-K Make Your Mark!, free exploratory studio sessions designed for kids 3-5 years of age and their caregivers, begins again March 24.


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    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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    All School Exhibition Every March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through 12th grades from public, private, parochial, and home school groups to exhibit outstanding artwork in the "All School Exhibition." This highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for well over forty years. Artwork created by children and teenagers is often relegated to education wings or hallways when it is di...
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    Framing Transformation

    Proper framing is an integral part of any picture, and in some cases part of the artist's vision. In the best case scenario, picture framing, including all of its components, protects and enhances the piece of art. In the worst case scenario, the components can damage the art and decrease its overall visual appeal.

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    Art & Poetry

    We believe strongly that art has the power to inspire creativity in all fields. But there is a particularly special relationship between poetry and fine art. Students at Evangel University recently wrote ekphrastic poems based on works on view in our galleries. We are so pleased to share them here... 

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    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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