Springfield Art Museum News Releases

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

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The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. In late spring 2014, local arts...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Springfield Art Museum to host Q&A with sculptor, performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company

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The Springfield Art Museum will host a Q&A session with sculptor Larry Young, followed by a performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 16. As part of their performance, In...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2014

Springfield Art Museum's Fanny Smith Crenshaw portrait undergoing conservation treatment

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If you’ve been to the Springfield Art Museum recently, you may notice something (or someone) missing. The museum recently sent George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw to Kansas City to receive co...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Art Museum's 99 Times Party to support collection of historic textiles

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Earlier this year, Springfield Art Museum staff discovered a "box of ghosts."

While inventorying the museum’s collection, staff discovered a number of exceptional dresses and other textile pieces, ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2014

Springfield Art museum to host Family Day Sept. 13

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The Springfield Art Museum invites families to explore the museum and enjoy hands-on projects at its Family Day event 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13. Activities are geared for ages 2 and up.

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Springfield Art Museum opens new exhibit on sculptural models

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The Springfield Art Museum will host an opening reception for its latest exhibition, "Maquette: The Sculptor’s Tool," 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29.

In addition to the opening reception, there will...Read on...

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Springfield Art Museum joins First Friday Art Walk

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On Friday, Aug. 1, the Springfield Art Museum will join First Friday Art Walk by providing a free shuttle service from the Museum to downtown Springfield. The museum will extend its hours until 9 p.m. and provi...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Springfield Art Museum receiving national attention for innovative game

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Michael Andersen, editor of the Alternate Reality Gaming Network website, praised the Art Hunters game as “an ambitious reimagining of the museum experience.” The game challenges players to explore the city, collect clues and trac...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Art Museum launches First Friday Art Walk participation

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The Springfield Art Museum will kick off its participation in First Friday Art Walk tomorrow with the opening of its annual Watercolor USA exhibition with a reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 6.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Springfield Art Museum to debut "Art Hunters" game this summer

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? How about chasing runaway art throughout the city of Springfield? That’s the experience that the Springfield Art Museum is offering with its alternate reality game “Art Hunters,” which ...Read on...

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