Springfield Art Museum
Art Crusader: The Enduring Legacy of Deborah D. Weisel
through May 25, 2014
Hooves, Tails, and Claws: Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
through June 22, 2014
Library Gallery: William Newcomb & Deby Gilley
through April 27, 2014
30th Anniversary Exhibition of the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM)
through March 16, 2014
American Abstraction: Watercolors from the Permanent Collection
through February 2015
Creating an American Identity: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Springfield All-School Exhibition
March 22 - April 27, 2014
Watercolor U.S.A. 2014
June 7 - August 3, 2014
Opening Reception: June 6, 5:30-7 PM
Glazed Over: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection
July 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Into the West
July 19, 2014 - May 23, 2015
Maquette: The Sculptor's Tool
August 16 - November 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Aug. 15, 5:30-7 PM
Four by Four: Midwest Invitational
November 22, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Nov. 21, 5:30-7 PM
Gallery Talks: TBA
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.