1. wood fired kiln text with seven images of ceramic sculptures
    Through March 5, 2017. This exhibit examines the process and collaborative nature of wood-fired kilns through the work of seven featured ceramicists: Kenneth Baskin, Keith Ekstam, Rick Hirsch, Nina Hole, Jeff Johnston, Scott Meyer and Priscilla Mouritzen. 

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    The Springfield Art Museum is seeking entries for a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services. The exhibit is intended to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during service to our country. Entries are being accepted online now.  

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  1. End of Year Giving
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    Through December 31, 2016. Year end tax deductible contributions benefit our art education initiatives which reach thousands of Springfield-area children and their families, as well as 26 rural school districts that we work in, all at no cost to the recipients.

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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. Winter classes will run from January 24 until March 18.  Schedule and registration details will be available shortly, so please check back! 

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  1. Wed Dec. 7

    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?"
  2. Wed Dec. 7

    The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration This exhibit includes the work of seven well-known local, regional, national and international ceramicists: Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen, Rick Hirsch, Ken Baskin, Scott Meyer, Keith Ekstam and Jeff Johnston. The exhibit will focus specifically on work that has been created using a wood-fire kiln and will investigate the character and dynamic of the collaborations that have resulted from this very communal and social process.
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  1. A color print of an elderly woman dressed as Cinderella sitting near her elderly husband as he watch

    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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  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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    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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