Posted on: November 20, 2017

Generous Donations Allow Springfield Art Museum To Acquire Complete Set of Grant Wood Lithographs

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Springfield, MO. (November 20, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fruits and Vegetables by renowned Regionalist, Grant Wood. Wood achieved international recognition in the mid-1930s for promo...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Voices From Vietnam Comes to Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (November 8, 2017) – Voices From Vietnam, a multi-reader performance piece takes the stage in the Springfield Art Museum's auditorium on November 16 at 7 PM. This free performance is a part of the public pr...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Host Greek Themed Fall Fashion Show

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Springfield, MO. (October, 2017) – The Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) are hosting their annual Fall Fashion Show at the White River Conference Center on Monday, October 23. This year&rsquo...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Nigerian Ambassador of Art Returns to Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (September 11, 2017) – Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, Artist and UN Ambassador for Art and Peace will give a free public program sponsored by Friends of the Springfield Art Museum and Studio 55 Fi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

99 Times Party Brings Gilded Age Glamour to Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (September 6, 2017) – The Annual 99 Times Party, the Museum’s signature fundraising event benefitting the Collection Preservation & Conservation Fund returns on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Beg...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Wonder Rooms at Springfield Art Museum Provides Glimpse into Private Art Collections

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Springfield, MO. (August 31, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections, featuring over 200 works from ten private art collections, highlighting everything from late 19...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Springfield Art Museum Seeks Master Planner to Envision Next 90 Years

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Springfield, MO. (August 24, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum will celebrate its 90th Anniversary in 2018. As a prelude to this milestone birthday, the Museum has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for fir...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Veteran’s Photography Exhibition to Open at Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (July 13, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum and Drury University are pleased to present Veterans’ Views, a moving juried photography exhibition highlighting 60 images taken by members of our nation’s armed ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

American Impressionism Curator Talk Confirmed

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Springfield, MO. (June 12, 2017) – The Museum is pleased to welcome Scott A. Schweigert, Curator of Art and Civilization at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Summer Solstice Art Fair Brings Diverse Creative Talent to Lafayette Park

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Springfield, MO. (June 5, 2017) – The Moon City Creative District is pleased to announce the first annual Summer Solstice Art Fair in Lafayette Park on Saturday, June 17 from 10 AM to 7 PM, presented in partnership...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Curator Talk Cancelled

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Springfield, MO. (May 25, 2017) – It is with regret that the Springfield Art Museum announces the cancellation of this evening’s Curator Talk with Scott Schweigert, the curator of "American Impressio...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

American Impressionism Curator to Speak at Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (May 23, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to welcome Scott A. Schweigert, Curator of Art and Civilization at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania on Thursday, May 25 at 5...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Monroe City Artist Takes Top Award in Watercolor USA 2017

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Springfield, MO. (May 22, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce that Monroe City artist Brenda Benson has won the Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial $3,000 Cash Award for her entry Purely Spectral, in th...

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Watercolor USA 2017 Springfield Art Museum News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Museum Announces Exhibition Opportunity for Local Artists

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Springfield, MO. (May 17, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is seeking proposals for exhibition in a new flexible social gallery space that combines exhibitions, retail, and limited beverage service. The Museum en...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Springfield Art Museum Announces Major Gifts to 2017 Give Ozarks Campaign

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Springfield, MO. (April 26, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is thrilled to announce that it has secured $10,000 in matching gift funds to the “Revamp the Amp” campaign, the Museum’s...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Major Traveling Exhibition of Impressionist Works Opens at Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (April 4, 2017) – American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony, organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA opens this Friday at 5:30 PM at the Springfield A...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Final Call For Veterans Photography; Deadline is March 31

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Springfield, MO. (March 17, 2017) - The Springfield Art Museum and Drury University reminds all veterans to submit their entries for Veterans’ Views before the March 31, 2017 deadline. 

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Local Artist David Bigelow Presents Drawing Workshop

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Springfield, MO. (March 8, 2017) - Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) and Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild are pleased to co-sponsor a hands-on workshop with artist David Bigelow on March 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM called "...

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Unblock & Unleash Your Creativity Springfield Art Museum News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Eighth Annual Springfield-Area African American Read-In Higlights Contributions of Black Authors

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Springfield, MO. (February 21, 2017) - Everyone is welcome at the 8th annual African American Read-In at the Springfield Art Museum on Friday, February 24 from 7 to 8:30 PM. This collaborative evening of poignant and uplifti...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Placeworks Receives Boost from the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation & SMMA

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Springfield, MO. (February 15, 2017) - Placeworks, an arts education outreach partnership of the Springfield Art Museum, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and the Rural Schools Partnership received a much needed boost ...

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Placeworks Program Springfield Art Museum News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Generous Gift Allows Museum to Acquire Largest Watercolor Yet to Permanent Collection

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Springfield, MO. (November 14, 2016) - The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of Missouri artist Anne Austin Pearce’s "Loosened #3" (roughly 4’ high x 11’ wide) to its permanent collection. Pearce ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Nigerian Ambassador for Art to Demonstrate Watercolor Practice at Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (November 2, 2016) - Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, Artist and UN Ambassador for Art and Peace will give a free public program and watercolor workshop, sponsored by Friends of the Springfield Art Museum and Studio 55 Fine Art...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Springfield Art Museum to Open Wood-Fired Ceramics Exhibition

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Springfield, MO. (October 25, 2016) - The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present its final special exhibition of 2016, "The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration" on Friday, November 4th with a reception at 5:3...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Jerry Hoover and the Firehouse Band Kicks-Off New First Friday Concert Series

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Springfield, MO. (September 21, 2016) - Please join the Springfield Art Museum and Play It Forward SWMO on Friday, October 7 at 7 PM in the Museum’s auditorium for the first in a series of First Friday concerts featuring the incompara...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Springfield Art Museum to Award $3,000 to Emerging Regional Artist

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Springfield, MO. (September 1, 2016) - The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce the return of the biennial Four by Four: 2016 Midwest Invitational Exhibition. This exhibition recognizes and encourages artists working in all m...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Springfield Art Museum and Drury University to de-install House of Art(S).

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Springfield, MO. (August 19, 2016) - The popular public art experiment, prominently featured on the Museum’s lawn is set to be disassembled Monday afternoon as part of Drury University’s new student Service Plunge. The outdoor exhibit...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Curator Earns Regional Museum Leadership Award

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Springfield, MO. (August 1, 2016) - The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) honored Springfield Art Museum Curator of Art, Sarah Buhr with the 2016 Promising Leadership Award at their annual conference on July 30th in Minneapolis, MN...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Receives Competitive Federal Innovation Grant

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Springfield, MO. (July 18, 2016) - The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced Friday, July 15th, that the Springfield Art Museum is one of 7 museums in North America to receive a 2016 Sparks! Ignition Grant for Muse...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Gets “Up Close and Personal” With New Watercolor Exhibit

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Springfield, MO. (July 14, 2016) - Watercolor lovers will have a new reason to visit the Springfield Art Museum beginning this weekend. The Museum will open “Donald Holden: Memory Painter” on Saturday, July 16th. This exhibition bring...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Moves Forward With Shift in Public Hours

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Springfield, MO. (June 10, 2016) - Beginning Tuesday, June 14th the Springfield Art Museum will shift its public hours of operation on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Mondays, when the Museum is closed to the public, and Sundays will rema...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Springfield Artist Takes Top Award in Watercolor U.S.A. 2016

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Springfield, MO. (May 23, 2016) - The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce that local artist Blake Willis Tiggemann has won the Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial $3,000 Cash Award and the Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award for his...Read on...

Watercolor U.S.A. 2016 Springfield Art Museum News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Partners With Colorado Artist, Ozarks Food Harvest on “Warhol Uncanned"

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Springfield, MO. (April 28, 2016) - Springfield Art Museum Director Nick Nelson has described the commercial burglary of seven iconic Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can screenprints as feeling like “the loss of a family member.” Colorado...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Springfield Art Museum to Open Textile Arts Exhibition

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Springfield, MO. (April 26, 2016) - The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present its third special exhibition of 2016, “String Theory: Textiles From The Permanent Collection” on Saturday, April 30th. “String Theory” examines the m...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Artsfest on Walnut Street Advance Tickets On Sale Now

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Springfield, MO. (April 22, 2016) - Tickets are now available for Artsfest on Walnut Street, the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri. Advance tickets are on sale for $3 at Springfield McDonald’s restaurants from April 21 ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Announces Free Family Event, Major Gifts to Campaign

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Springfield, MO. (April 20, 2016) - The Museum is thrilled to announce two major gifts to the #SaveTheFrenchFries Campaign, the Museum’s fundraising project for this year’s Give Ozarks on May 3. The Friends of the Springfield Art Muse...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Springfield Police, Art Museum to host news conference at 3:30 p.m. at museum

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The Springfield Police Department and the Springfield Art Museum will host a news conference at 3:30 p.m. today in front of the museum's entrance at 1111 E. Brookside Drive.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

FBI announces $25,000 reward for information leading to recovery of artwork

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation April 11 announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of artwork stolen from the Springfield Art Museum.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Springfield Police Department investigating commercial burglary at Springfield Art Museum

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The Springfield Police Department is actively investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 W. Brookside, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. on April 6 and 8:45 a.m. on April 7. The museum is op...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Re-opens Musgrave Wing; Announces Next Renovation Project

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Springfield, MO. (March 31, 2016) - After two months of renovation, the Springfield Art Museum will re-open the Musgrave Wing, containing our permanent collection exhibit “Creating an American Identity,” on Friday, April 1. Upgrades t...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Springfield Art Museum to Open All School Exhibit; Author Stephanie Storey to Speak

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Springfield, MO. (March 15, 2016) – The Springfield Art Museum presents an artful weekend for all ages. Every March, we invite student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades, to exhibit outstandi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

1 Million Cups Springfield Moves to the Springfield Art Museum

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Springfield, MO. (March 4, 2016) - The Springfield Missouri Organization of 1 Million Cups announced Wednesday its move to the Springfield Art Museum on April 6th 2016. 1 Million Cups Springfield launched February 26, 2014 with th...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Springfield Art Museum Staffer to Head Lake Region Heritage Center

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Springfield, MO. (March 3, 2016) - After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of the Lake Region Heritage Center in Devils Lake, North Dakota has selected Springfield Art Museum Assistant Rachel Johnson as their new Directo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Art Museum's new programs teach collaboration and leadership, build creativity and confidence

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Springfield Art Museum is offering two new art education programs that are working to change the lives of Springfield children through early, regular exposure to inquiry-based, interactive arts instruction. These programs were cre...Read on...

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