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March at the Springfield Art Museum

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All School Exhibition Opens

March 2 - April 28, 2019
Weisel & Kelly Galleries
High/Middle School Reception: March 1, 5:30 - 7 PM
Elementary Reception: March 3, 2 - 4 PM

Every March, the Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades, to exhibit outstanding artwork in the All School Exhibition. A celebration of Youth Art Month, this highly anticipated show is the Museum's longest running exhibition offering. Please join us for this colorful exhibition that the Springfield News-Leader has described as "what it must be like to be inside a kaleidoscope." 

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Cuban Print Show Closing Soon

Closing March 17

Take a trip to the tropics this winter without ever leaving Missouri! This is your final opportunity to view El Grabado: Contemporary Cuban Printmaking, featuring over 70 prints by 33 Cuban artists who have all worked, at one time or another, at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de Habana – the oldest, continuously running print workshop in Havana, Cuba. This exhibition is pulled entirely from the collection of Drs. Antonio and Luz Racela.

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Final Art In Our City Rotation

Zone 3 closes March 17; Zone 4 opens March 23

The final six-month rotation of Art In Our City features 11 artists from seven neighborhoods located in City Council Zone 4. Congratulations to Donald Allen, Justin Cox, Morgan Frew, Sarah Gatewood, Holly Goodwin, Penny Gordon Chumbley, Janeshae Henderson, Janelle Patterson, M. Scott Phifer, John Short, and Katherine Botts Whitaker who live or create in the Brentwood, Lake Springfield, Meador Park, Seminole/Holland, Sequiota, and Southern Hills neighborhoods.

These artists’ works range from painting, to photography, to textiles and highlight the adage that “Creativity Lives Here.” Their work will show through October 20, 2019. This is the final rotation of Springfield City Council Zone artists through the Art In Our City exhibition. Since the exhibit’s inception in October 2017, 35 local artists from 20 different neighborhoods have shown their work in Avant Art.

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Art In Bloom Tickets Start March 15

The Springfield Art Museum and Art Mosaic One invite you to Art In Bloom 2019, celebrating fine art and fantastic floral displays. Art In Bloom includes prize categories for featured florists, a Family Fun Night, an incredible opening night soiree with a nature-inspired runway show, floral arranging workshops, still life painting activities, and more! Proceeds from ticketed Art In Bloom events benefit the Museum's Art Acquisition Fund. Save the date for April 25 through the 28 and join us for this one-of-a-kind event inspired by spring!

Family Fun Night: Thursday, April 25, 4 - 8 PM
Free and open to the public. Outdoor activities and much more!

Preview Party: Friday, April 26, 6:30 - 9 PM
Sponsorships begin at $100, Available Now
Advance Preview Party Tickets $25, On Sale March 15; Door Tickets $35

Floral Arranging Workshop: Saturday, April 27, 2 - 4 PM
Workshop Tickets $50, Fee Includes Materials. On Sale March 15

Still Life Painting Workshop: Sunday, April 28, 2 - 4 PM
Workshop Tickets $50, Fee Includes Materials. On Sale March 15

Purchase tickets for any of these paid events by visiting the event website, by calling (417) 874-2859, or by visiting the Museum.

*Public hours with FREE admission: Saturday, April 27, 10 AM - 6 PM & Sunday, April 28, 1 - 5 PM.

Art on view in the Creating an American Identity exhibition

New Slow Viewing Nights

March 7, 6:00 PM

Spend one hour with one work of art once a month at our new Slow Viewing Nights. 
The Museum believes art is for everyone and interpretation is a practice anyone can do. Slow Viewing Nights are a practice of collaborative interpretation. Each month we will gather in front of an art piece for an hour and build a collective understanding of the work through sharing our observations, questions, and suggestions. This activity is designed for anyone who wishes to spend more time with art, desires to participate in a curious learning environment, wants to move deeper into understanding all that art has to offer, or simply desires to slow down. Together we can accomplish this – one work of art at a time.

In March, we will focus on "Lorelei" by Peter Hill (pictured above at right), currently on view in Creating an American Identity. Meet in the Museum Lobby at 5:50 PM. Seating will be provided.

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Spring Art Classes Begin Soon

Classes Begin March 26

Register now for Spring Art Classes including Beginning Acrylic, Charcoal Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Mixed Media, Ceramics, and Jewelry/Metalwork (Forming, Enameling, Brooches & Buttons, and Open Studio) for Adults. Kids and Teen offerings include Ceramics, Art & Story, and Crazy for Clay.

Pre-k programs

Pre-K Open Studios & Project Days

Pre-K Open Studio Sessions
March 8, 15, 22, 10:30 AM - Noon
Pre-K Open Studio Sessions continue thanks to ongoing generous grant funding from The Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation. Bring your littlest artist to the Museum on select Friday mornings between 10:30 AM and Noon for some hands-on fun. 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
March 1, 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. 

Summer Art Campers

Sign Up for Summer Art Camp

Each summer, the Museum’s classrooms and grounds come alive with the energy and excitement of art campers who are exploring the Museum’s exhibits through observation, drawing, creative writing, movement, and other innovative gallery activities. In turn, art campers create their own portfolios of amazing artwork inspired by the works on view, their gallery activities, and the unique theme of each summer camp session.

Nature: June 11 – 14
Magic: June 18 – 21
Journey: July 16 – 19
Story: July 23 – 26
Creatures: July 30 – August 2

Art Camps are designed for kids ages 6 – 10, and 5 year-olds who have completed Kindergarten. New this year, Art Apprenticeships for children ages 10 – 12. All sessions run Tuesday through Friday. Half-day and full-day options are available, and sibling discounts apply. For full session descriptions, or to sign up your art camper today, please visit our website.

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Input + Output Art Critique Group

Saturdays, March 9 & 23, 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Artists 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. Interested in submitting your work for Input + Output? Contact [email protected].

On View

  • All School Exhibition (Opens March 1, 5:30 PM)
  • El Grabado: Contemporary Cuban Printmaking (closes March 17)
  • Art In Our City: Zone 3 (Closes March 17)
  • Art In Our City: Zone 4 (Opens March 23) 
  • Creating An American Identity
  • Selections from our Asian Art Collection (Hartman Gallery) - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian & Feather Chandelier - permanent
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky - permanent

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

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