For Immediate Release
Art Museum Director Announced Friday
WHAT: Announcement of the new Springfield Art Museum Director
WHEN: 2 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012
WHERE: Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside
For more information, contact: Collin Quigley, Assistant City Manager, (417) 864-1116 or Cora Scott at (417) 864-1009.
About the Museum
The Springfield Art 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, watercolors, sculptures, and prints.
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, first 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 collections was completed. In 2008, a new wing with an entry hall, galleries, gift shop, and a new library was completed.