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"Autumn Persian and Feather Chandelier" by Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Chandelier Unveiling Reception

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Museum Lobby
2 - 4 PM

Please join us as we unveil the Autumn Persian and Feather Chandelier by renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. The Museum is proud to present our newest acquisition, made possible by the Elizabeth Burgess bequest. Lift a glass to this impressive piece, the first work of art that visitors will encounter upon entering our newly renovated Lobby. Work of this caliber serves to further elevate the cultural and artistic profile of our community. It is our hope that this stunning addition to our permanent collection serves as a fitting tribute to Elizabeth Burgess' memory and her legacy of philanthropy. Refreshments will be served.

Dale Chihuly, Autumn Persian and Feather Chandelier, Museum purchase will funds provided by the Elizabeth Burgess Bequest (c) Chihuly Studio, 2017. All rights reserved.

Also Happening This Month...


Avant Art signage

Avant Art & Art In Our City Open

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Avant Art (the former Museum Shop)
1 - 5 PM

Also happening on Sunday, October 22, the former Museum Shop re-opens as "Avant Art," a new flexible social gallery containing Museum merchandise (including Chihuly merch!), beverage service and snacks, and a new exhibition titled Art In Our City, which 
highlights local artists and the character of Springfield's unique neighborhoods. The first six-month rotation of this exhibit features Christiano Bellotti, Annie Campbell, James Catron, Sarah Jones, Johnny Kriebel, Christine Schilling, Kori Smalley, and Jennifer Rose Wolken who live or create in the Downtown, Midtown/C-Street, Westside, Woodland Heights, and Young Lilly neighborhoods, all located in City Council Zone 1.

Veterans' Views identity

Veterans' Views Program:
Teen Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2019
Museum Galleries
6:00 PM


Teens will investigate and respond to images in the exhibition through guided observation, discussion, and creative writing. This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required.


SMMA Fall Fashion Show flyer

SMMA Hosts Annual Fall Fashion Show - Aphrodite's Afternoon Affair

Monday, October 23, 2017
White River Conference Center
Doors open at 10 AM

Please join the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates for an elegant afternoon at the annual SMMA Fall Fashion Show. This year's event, Aphrodite's Afternoon Affair, features a Greek theme with entertainment from the Springfield Little Theatre's cast of Mamma Mia and Greek dancing from St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church.

Your $40 ticket includes valet parking, luncheon, wine and cocktails, silent auction, entertainment, and a fashion show featuring divine styles from Harem & Co., Town & County, Acacia Spa, and McDaniel Furs, among others. You are bound to notice KOLR 10 personalities Kelly Smith and Joy Robertson, KY3's Ned Reynolds, and The Mystery Hour's Jeff Houghton on the runway.

Proceeds benefit SMMA's support of 5th grade field trips to the Museum, Placeworks teaching artist residencies in rural schools, art acquisitions, and more! Reserve today by contacting the SMMA office at (417) 874-2869 or [email protected].

Alex and Cathy Primm's Wonder Room installation

Wonder Rooms Program:
Collector's Talk - Alex & Cathy Primm

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Museum Galleries
5:30 PM

Join collectors Alex and Cathy Primm as they share stories and insights about their collection currently featured in Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections.

Trick Art Treat costumed dancers

Family Day: Trick Art Treat

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Museum Lobby, Community Room, Auditorium
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Costume Contest - 11 AM)

Join us for a morning and early afternoon of family Halloween themed art projects, games, pumpkin decorating, scary stories, and a costume contest! This drop-in event is free and fun for all ages. No registration required. BOO! (costumes are encouraged, but are not required).

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

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