Springfield Art Museum
Julie Blackmon: The Power of Now and Other Tales from Home
through January 19, 2014
The Dissolute Household
through February 23, 2014
30th Anniversary Exhibition of the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM)
through March 16, 2014
American Abstraction: Watercolors from the Permanent Collection
Creating an American Identity: Selections from the Permanent Collection
2014 exhibition schedule coming soon!
There is no admission charge, however donations are welcome.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 Pm
Closed on City and national holidays.
The Museum is the permanent home for some 8,895 art objects representing thousands of years of culture. Special collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints.
Pictured: George Caleb Bingham, Portraits of Fanny Smith Crenshaw and L.A.D. Crenshaw, ca. 1869, oil on canvas. Currently on view in Musgrave Wing.
The Springfield Art Museum has a rich heritage of supporting the arts in the Ozarks. It operates under the authority of a nine-member board.
Incorporated in 1928, the Museum was first operated entirely by volunteers and still relies heavily on community support in a variety of ways. The Museum has had several homes along the way. The present Museum, on the edge of Phelps Grove Park, opened in 1958.
A 392-seat auditorium was completed in 1974 and extensive renovation of the Museum was completed in 1984. In 1994, the Jeannette L. Musgrave Wing with four new exhibition galleries and storage for the permanent collection was completed. In 2008, a new wing with an entry hall, galleries, gift shop and a new library was completed.