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February at the Springfield Art Museum


Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home

The Road I Call Home Closes

This is your final chance to spend time with the portraits and stories shared in our current special exhibition, The Road I Call Home. This photography exhibition by local photographer Randy Bacon which focuses on individuals in our community who have experienced, or are currently experiencing homelessness closes on Sunday, February 23 at 5 PM. Donations of cold weather items for our homeless community will be accepted through the run of this exhibition.

Final Public Programs - Free and open to the public:

The Road I Call Home Film Screening: Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM

Guided Tour with American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation: Saturday, February 8, 11 AM

Guide Tour: Thursday, February 20, 6 PM

Anders Zorn: Etchings

Anders Zorn: Etchings Public Program

Slow Viewing Night: Thursday, February 13, 6 PM

Spend one hour with one work of art once a month at our new Slow Viewing Nights. In February, we will focus on our current special exhibition, Anders Zorn: Etchings. Meet in the Museum Lobby at 5:50 PM. Seating will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Watercolor USA 2020

Deadline to Enter Watercolor USA 

Deadline to Enter: February 26, Midnight

The Museum seeks your watermedia submissions for Watercolor USA 2020. The 59th annual juried exhibition of the very best in contemporary American watermedia is scheduled for June 6 - August 16, 2020. This exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories and will be judged by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Approximately $20,000 in cash and possible Museum purchase awards are available. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional aqueous media are encouraged to enter. For full information on entry rules and how to submit art work, please visit our website.

Art In Bloom 2020 Save the Date

Listing Deadline for Art In Bloom

Deadline to be Listed: February 21, 5 PM

The deadline to be listed in print materials for Art In Bloom is rapidly approaching for sponsors and participating floral designers! In just two short years our event has welcomed 3,500 patrons, raised over $45,000 for the Museum's Art Acquisition Fund, and awarded $4,000 in prize money. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this one of a kind event inspired by spring. Sponsor or declare your intention to participate today.

Printmaking Workshop

Collection Connection Workshop

Stonecut Printmaking: Saturday, February 29, 10 AM

Join Museum Assistant Rick Briggenhorst for a printmaking workshop inspired by Pauta Saila's Birds Over Stone House #39, currently on view in Creating an American IdentityThese staff-led workshops inspired by select objects from our permanent collection feature gallery discussion, hands-on artmaking, and experimentation with a variety of processes and materials used by artists. Discover a new treasure each time and let it spark your next great idea, conversation, or creation. These workshops vary in price; all materials are included. Registration is required.

Nick Nelson presents to a group of patrons

Lunch & Learn: Coming Attractions

Friday February 21, 12 PM

Join Museum Director Nick Nelson in the Museum's Community Room for a lunch and learn informational session about exciting exhibitions on the way for Fall 2020, into 2021! Bring a brown bag lunch. The Museum will provide coffee/tea service. Free and open to the public.

Pre-K Programs

Pre-K Art-Making Programs 

Fridays, February 7, 14 & 21, 10:30 AM – Noon

Pre-K Open Studio Sessions continue thanks to ongoing generous grant funding from The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation. This program helps build creativity and school readiness by encouraging sensory exploration, discovery, social and emotional awareness, cognitive abilities, and fine motor skill development. These drop-in sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Classes are free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

Pre-K Project Day
Friday, February 28, 10:30 AM - Noon

Project Days are a more structured, focused version of our Open Studios. These classes begin with story time, followed by a guided hands-on project designed to feed a youngster's imagination. Project Days cost $5 per participating child, and all materials are provided. Registration is required. Project days are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver. 

Art Class Collage

Register Now for Spring Art Classes

Classes begin the week of March 24

Plan for Spring Art Classes now. Offerings including Women of Art History from our Collection and Beyond, Acrylic Painting, Beginning Drawing, Ceramics, Clay and Sculpture Technique, Porcelain and Clay Jewelry, Enameling for Jewelry and Metalwork, Open Studio Metals, Studio Practice: Artist's Walk, and Printmaking and Homeschool Art for Kids. Learn more about these class topics and register today! 

input + output art critique group

Input + Output Art Critique Group

Saturdays, February 8 & 22, 3 PM: Presenters TBA

Join Museum Assistant Rick Briggenhorst for Input + Output, a new local art critique group, happening on select Saturdays. View and respond to works presented by local artists and be a part of the growth of discourse around art centered in our community. Free and open to the public. Interested in submitting your work for Input + Output? Contact [email protected].

Gladys Caines Coggswell reads from one of her stories into a microphone
African American Read-In Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, February 29, 9 AM - 12 PM

Please join famed storyteller and author of the book "Stories from the Heart: Missouri’s African American Heritage," Gladys Caines Coggswell and her storytelling apprentice, Angela Williams for an interactive workshop titled "Developing and Telling Family Stories." Coggswell and Williams are going to teach you how to develop a family or personal story. You will leave knowing how to write a story and tell it from your heart. There will also be time to have your story heard if you want. This free workshop is open to the public and is appropriate for amateur and professional storytellers, families, and young adults with an interest in storytelling. A free continental breakfast will be served. This event was made possible through a 2020 Missouri Humanities Council Heritage Partnership Grant.

On View

  • Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home (Closes Feb. 23)
  • Anders Zorn: Etchings 
  • Creating an American Identity
  • Selections from our Asian Art Collection (Hartman Gallery)
  • Shawn Bitters: Burn Out
  • Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian & Feather Chandelier
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky

    For additional information, events, and educational programs please visit www.sgfmuseum.org and don't forget to follow us on social media @sgfmuseum.

As Always, Admission to the Springfield Art Museum is FREE. Join Us Today at YOUR Art Museum!

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