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Celebrate 90 Years of YOUR Art Museum in September!


Decades 90 Years of Collecting identity

90th Anniversary Exhibition Opens

Weisel & Kelly Galleries
September 15, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Opening Reception: September 14, 5:30 PM

Please join us as we celebrate the Museum’s 90th Anniversary in a big way. Decades: 90 Years of Collecting features 90 incredibly diverse objects – ten per decade – while examining the history, shifting trends, priorities, and variety of our permanent collection. A wide range of objects will be exhibited including paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewelry/metalwork, furniture, historical objects, and many others.
 
Art lovers will recognize many of the featured artists including: Arakawa, Calder, Frankenthaler, Gilliam, Rembrandt, Tiffany, and many, many more. Patrons will see objects from the cultures of Burma, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, the Near East, Papua New Guinea; and from the Kuna, Mapuche, Makah Tribe, and Zuni peoples. Don’t miss this incredible exhibition 90 years in the making! Free and open to the public.

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Thank You Decades Sponsors!

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99x Cirque Americana invitation

Tickets for 99x: Cirque Americana Selling Fast!

September 29, 2018, 6-7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7-9 PM General Admission
Tickets $35; $45 at the door
Sponsorships begin at $100


Join the revelry at the 2018 99 Times Party benefiting the Museum's Conservation & Preservation Fund. 99x: Cirque Americana will feature 16 living art tableaux presenting modern takes on classic American circus acts and attractions, all to benefit the conservation of works in our collection by noted Regionalist Ben Messick. Tickets begin at $35 and include complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, musical entertainment by Randall Shreve, and sideshow acts from The Blacklist Variety Show. Creative cocktail attire encouraged. Event intended for guests 21+ www.sgfmuseum.org or call 417-837-5700 for tickets today!

*99x: Cirque Americana is presented by
Hagan, Tucker, Schmitt & Gintz LLC CPAs + Advisors*

4x4 2018 Midwest Invitational Exhibition installation

Public Program: 4x4 Family Day

September 15, 10 AM - Noon
Lobby, Community Room, Museum Galleries

Join us for a FREE Family Day with activities inspired by the fantastic and imaginative landscapes currently on view in the 4x4: 2018 Midwest Invitational Exhibition. Family Days are designed to help kids and grown-ups explore the Museum’s exhibits together. Family Days feature hands-on activities and art-making opportunities. This drop-in event is free and open to the public. Come out and make a connection to our exhibitions and collection!

Art works from a Mixed Media class at the Springfield Art Museum

Fall Art Classes & Workshops

Register now for 4 and 8 week Fall Art Classes including Beginning Acrylic, Drawing, Pottery, Mixed Media, Beginning & Open Studio Small Metals/Jewelry, Enameling for Small Metals/Jewelry, and Watercolor Painting for Adults. Kids and Teen offerings include Art & Story, Crazy for Clay, Sewing With a Twist, and Pottery. 

The Museum will also be hosting a number of one and two-day workshops this Fall including: 

MIXED MEDIA MEET UP: PATTERNED PAPER
September 6, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Cost $15, All Materials Included

Join Teaching Artist Cory Leick for the first in a series of Mixed Media Meet Ups, Repeating Pattern Illustration. Use your own drawing style, some old-school tricks, and a copy machine to create your own endlessly repeating patterns. Make your own gift-wrap, book covers, wallpaper, the possibilities are endless! This one-night workshop costs $15. Registration is required; materials are provided. Intended for adults, ages 18+

Children participate in Pre-K Open Studio activities

Pre-K Open Studio Sessions Resume

Family Art Lab & Classrooms
Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, 10:30 AM - Noon

FREE Pre-K Open Studio Sessions resume in Fall 2018 thanks to ongoing generous grant funding from The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation. Bring your littlest artist to the Museum for some hands-on fun. This program helps build creativity and school readiness. You and your child can make your mark using a variety of tools and materials in an exploratory open-studio setting. These sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Classes are FREE and open to the public; registration is required

SMMA MargaritaDaze Save The Date

Save The Date For Beachy Fun at SMMA's Annual Fall Fashion Show

Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 AM
White River Conference Center

Save the date for a stylish afternoon at the annual SMMA Fall Fashion Show. This year's event, MargaritaDaze, features a tropical theme inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett. Proceeds benefit SMMA's support of 5th grade field trips to the Museum, Placeworks teaching artist residencies in rural schools, art acquisitions, and more! Plan to put your most fashionable foot forward with SMMA and join their efforts to support and promote art enrichment in southwest Missouri. Contact the SMMA office at (417) 874-2869 or [email protected] for more info.

On View

  • 4x4: 2018 Midwest Invitational Exhibition
  • Decades: 90 Years of Collecting (Opens September 14 at 5:30 PM)
  • Art In Our City: Zone 2
  • Creating An American Identity - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Selections from our Asian Art Collection (Hartman Gallery) - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian & Feather Chandelier - permanent
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky - permanent

Upcoming Events

  • Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:00 AM: Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy
  • Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, 8:30 AM: 1 Million Cups
  • Tuesday, September 11, 4:00 PM: Back-to-School Bash and Screening of Resilience with Burrell Behavioral Health
  • Thursday, September 13, 5:15 PM: Behind The Baton with Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Thursday, September 13, 7 PM: Springfield-Greene County Library District, Burrell Behavioral Health, NAMI Southwest Missouri & Touchstone Counseling Present Suicide Awareness Series - Understanding the Why, Part 1, Defining the Big Picture 
  • Wednesday, September 19, 7 PM: Springfield-Greene County Library District, Burrell Behavioral Health, NAMI Southwest Missouri & Touchstone Counseling Present Suicide Awareness Series - Understanding the Why, Part 2, Community Solutions
  • Thursday, September 20, 5:30 PM: University Heights All Neighborhood Meeting
  • Friday, September 21, 7:30 AM: Beyond Data with the Springfield Business Journal (ticketed event)
  • Tuesday, September 25, 7 PM: Springfield-Greene County Library District, Burrell Behavioral Health, NAMI Southwest Missouri & Touchstone Counseling Present Suicide Awareness Series - Understanding the Why, Part 3, Grieving Families
  • Saturday, September 29, 6 - 9 PM: 99x Cirque Americana

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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