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    Watercolor USA 2015

    This is the 54th exhibition of Watercolor U.S.A., a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories and receives hundreds of entries annually.

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  1. Susi Steinitz Ettinger:
    Ciphers and Glyphs

    Detail of an abstract painting with blue symbols
    Susi Steinitz Ettinger’s work is hard to define; pulling from multiple styles, she has worked with a wide variety of media ranging from conté crayon drawings to collage. One commonality running throughout the work is the creation of ciphers and glyphs, Ettinger has invented her own personal symbolic language.

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  1. House of Art(S)

    public art structure made of graffiti panels
    Conceived and implemented by Art of Space and the curatorial staff at the Springfield Art Museum, the House of Art(S) is an outdoor museum gallery constructed from murals and graffiti panels.  This public, participatory art installation is located on the Museum grounds in the outdoor historic amphitheatre.

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  1. Fri Sep. 4

    First Friday Art Walk Shuttle Park at the Museum and take our shuttle downtown for First Friday Art Walk!
  2. Sat Sep. 5

    It's A Hit! Live Art at Hammons Field A first-of-its-kind event to raise money and increase awareness of FOSAM and the Springfield Art Museum. "It's A Hit! Live Art at Hammons Field" is sponsored by Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM), a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports the Museum and arts in our community. Two local professional artists, Charli Stout and Gary Bedell, will paint live during the baseball game. Ball fans will be able to watch the artists work as they complete their paintings at the game and…
  3. Fri Sep. 11

    Opening Reception - Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power Emerging in New York in the mid-1990s, Kara Walker has become one of the most successful and controversial artists working today. Exploring the painful history of American race relations and its contemporary paradoxes, Walker transforms historical materials, literary sources and popular culture through a range of projects utilizing the silhouette as core imagery. This exhibition brings together 60 works from the collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in a variety of m…
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  1.  Pen and ink illustration by Rose O'Neill of a young girl being teased by a group of boys         Ventures in   the Vault!

    In today's vault adventures we catalogued three new pieces by Rose O'Neill into the collection.

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  1. a photo of Hannah Stark, a curatorial intern at the Springfield Art Museum        Summer Intern: Hannah Stark

    This summer we welcomed Drury University student, Hannah Stark, to the curatorial department. Today she shares her impressions of working at the Springfield Art Museum.

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