KidsFest 2019 – Free!

Sunday, Jul 14, 11am-3pm

Springfield Museum of Art in Partnership with the Springfield Arts Council, The Springfield Museum of Art, The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Springfield Youth Arts Coalition present live entertainment, family art, crafts & fun

It’s a one-day festival for children and families, featuring performing and art-making. Join us at the Museum for a great day of fun!

Food and snacks will be on sale all day.

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Opening Reception and Lecture for Lois Lenski – Storied Prints

Friday, Jul 12, 5:30-6:15; Lecture 6:15-7:30

Join us for the Opening Reception for Lois Lenski – Storied Prints. Springfield-born illustrator and children’s book author Lois Lenski was a Newbery Medal award recipient, publishing more than 98 books during her lifetime. Her works, such as Strawberry Girl, Phebe Fairchild, and Indian Captive, are beloved by children and adults alike.

Following the reception will be a lecture by Bobbie Malone, author of a biography titled Lois Lenski: Storycatcher, which won the 2016 Indies Editor’s Choice Prize in Nonfiction

Our partners in this exhibition and other related activities are:

Sponsored by:

50th Annual Art Ball

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019, 6:30pm-Midnight

The Springfield Museum of Art’s annual Art Ball gala is an end-of-summer, black-tie event under the stars.
The evening will begin with cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an elegant dinner served in the galleries. Then dance the night away with great music from the band, Second Wind!

Join us to support and celebrate the Springfield Museum of Art. Get more information, and purchase tickets here.

Presenting Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor Security National Bank

We Are a Blue Star Museum

May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day – September 2, 2019, Labor Day

The Springfield Museum of Art offers free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day for any active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program starts on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ends on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.