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May at the Springfield Art Museum

A performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Museum's outdoor amphitheater

#GetAmped for Give Ozarks on May 9

Join us on Tuesday, May 9 for the Community Foundation of the Ozark’s 3rd Annual Give Ozarks! We need your help to repair and restore our 1936 WPA-era outdoor amphitheater. The last repair work the amphitheater received was in 1989. Now after almost 30 years of weathering, wear and tear, and public use, much of the failing concrete needs to be replaced. In addition, the amphitheater needs greater accessibility to performers who are differently-abled, safety handrails, outdoor lighting and sound equipment, and commemorative signage. These upgrades will not only highlight and honor this landmark's history, but will increase its usefulness to our community.
Don't forget to join us on the Museum's grounds on May 9 from 3 - 8 PM for the Amped Up! Concert. Featuring art activities, literacy activities, food, beverages, and an incredible slate of talented performers! Admission is FREE, donations to Give Ozarks projects are encouraged.

We have already secured $10,000 in matching gifts for May 9, meaning your donation, up to $10,000 will be DOUBLED! Your online donation, large or small, on Give Ozarks will have a HUGE impact. Each unique donation puts us into the running for over $100,000 in additional prize money distributed throughout the 24 hours of Give Ozarks. To learn more or to make a donation on May 9, please visit: 

Amped Up! Concert Flyer
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Missouri State University
MFA Showcase

Weisel & Kelly Galleries
Opens Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM
May 6 - 21

Join us for what will hopefully become a new annual exhibition, the MFA Showcase. Featuring 11 of Missouri State University's Master of Fine Arts graduate students, exhibiting work in all media, curated by the students themselves. This showcase exhibition runs through May 21.

American Impressionism identity

Curator's Talk: Scott Schweigert

Spratlen, Eldredge, and Armstrong Galleries
Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM

Join the Curator of Art & Civilization from the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, Scott A. Schweigert, who curated the current traveling special exhibition, American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony. This event is free and open to the public. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

A caregiver and child paint in a Museum Classroom

Pre-K Make Your Mark! Concludes

Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 AM
Museum Classrooms

Bring your littlest artist to the Museum for some hands-on fun. These exploratory, open-studio sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with their caregiver. Sessions are free to attend thanks to a generous grant from the Musgrave Foundation; however, pre-registration is required. Click here for more information or to register today! 

Grupo Latinoamericano Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

A Fiesta For All!

Saturday, May 6, 5 - 9 PM
Springfield Art Museum

Join Grupo Latinoamericano for an evening of music, dance, cultural exhibits, and other activities. Featuring folkloric Mexican dances by the talented Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe and live mariachi music by David Guevara. Free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be for sale.

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Actors Theatre of Missouri Presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 25, 26, 27, 7 PM
Outdoor Amphitheater

Previously advertised as "The Winter's Tale," the Actors Theatre of Missouri in association with The Dangerous Playground and Rice Theatricals, now plan to present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Shakespeare at the Columns is the quintessential Springfield summer event. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the production will take place in the Museum's auditorium.

On View

  • Missouri State University MFA Showcase - Opens May 5
  • American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony
  • Creating An American Identity - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Selections from our Asian Art collection (Hartman Gallery) - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky - permanent

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 8:30 AM: 1 Million Cups
  • Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 AM: Pre-K Make Your Mark!
  • Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM: Missouri State University MFA Showcase Opening
  • Friday, May 5, 5:30 - 9 PM: First Friday Art Walk Shuttle
  • Saturday, May 6, 5 - 9 PM: Grupo Latinoamericano Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
  • Sunday, May 7, 2 PM: Queen City Voices: Disney & Broadway
  • Tuesday, May 9, All Day: Give Ozarks
  • Saturday, May 20, 8 PM: Men's Chorus of the Ozarks: We Thrive
  • Sunday, May 21, 2 PM: Men's Chorus of the Ozarks: We Thrive
  • Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM: Curator Talk: Scott Schweigert, Curator of Art & Civilization, Reading Public Museum
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 25, 26, 27, 7 PM: Actors Theatre of Missouri: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised].

For additional information, events, and educational programs please visit our calendar at 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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