Please join us at the Springfield Art Museum on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 7 - 9 PM for the annual 99 Times (99x) Party, as we transform YOUR Art Museum into a fantastical fairground of living art tableaux and magical performances inspired by classic American circus acts and attractions.
This year's event raises funds to restore works in our collection by noted Regionalist Ben Messick. Originally from Strafford, Missouri, Messick earned his fame in Los Angeles as a sketch artist for Disney and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. His circus drawings, paintings, and lithographs - particularly his clown studies - became his trademark work. The Museum owns 55 works by Messick, gifts from the artist and his wife in 1980.