PechaKucha Night at the Museum

Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30pm

Vol. 17 of the Westcott House’s PechaKucha will be held here at the museum. If you haven’t been before, PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps, etc. Anyone can present – this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you narrate – it is that simple. Ever since its launch, PechaKucha Springfield OH has been gaining momentum and today the event attracts a 100+ audience.

Call for Entries
We are looking for presenters who can speak to the subject “American Experience”, as this event coincides with the exhibition currently on display at the Museum entitled “Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas,” exploring Rockwell’s influence on the American experience.

Please submit a brief description (approx. 100 words) of your PechaKucha talk subject by Friday, Oct 21 to PechaKucha organizers and SMoA staff will select up to eight presentations for the Nov 3 program. You will be notified by Saturday, Oct 22 whether your proposal was selected.



Understanding Norman Rockwell

Oct 25, Nov 3, and Dec 6, 6:30pm at the Museum

A series of public programs funded by Ohio Humanities and designed to expand on the themes explored in the Museum exhibition: identity, reality vs. perception, and American culture. All the events start at 6:30pm at the Museum.

Oct 25, 2016: Smithsonian American Art Museum Chief Curator Virginia Mecklenburg will share her research on Rockwell and popular culture that informed the 2010 Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.”

Nov 3, 2016: PechaKucha Night (PKN) at the Museum will be presented by the Westcott House. The theme for this PKN is “Nostalgia and Renewal” to encourage presenters and audience members to think about how nostalgia influences change such as that occurring in many of the revitalization projects in small cities throughout Ohio, like Springfield, Troy, and Xenia.

Dec 6, 2016: Photographers and preservationists Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphy created Itinerant Studio in Springfield to enable their creative and commercial photography work. Ms. Rulli and Mr. Heaphy will share their journey rediscovering Springfield and actively leading others to reimagine the renaissance of this small town as it finds its identity and vision for the future.


47th Annual ArtBall – Photos Here Now!

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Photos taken at the 47th Annual Art Ball are available through Carr Photography at this link.

The Springfield Museum of Art’s Annual ArtBall gala is an end-of-summer black-tie event. It’s a Good Year for a fine wine uncorked, a keg of local brew previously untapped, and for unparalleled art experiences at the Museum. The 47th Annual ArtBall features Ohio wines, and beer from Springfield’s own Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company, our first since Prohibition.
Dinner is served followed by great dancing music from the band, Laika.

To purchase tickets by mail, download, complete and return the registration card.

To purchase tickets online, click here.

Become an ArtBall sponsor! Download the sponsorship opportunities brochure here.

For more information, email or call 937-325-4673.

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Come Find Art! – Art Days for Kids

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016, 2-3:30pm

“Art” is hiding amongst the art in the museum. Find him with your child to start a conversation about art. Pick up one of our family guides to start the discussion.

Come Find Art Days: Oct 23, Nov 27 2016

Admission to these Come Find Art museum visits is free thanks to our sponsors and our Business Members: McGregor Metalworking Companies, Pentaflex, Roost Real Estate, Dillon Manufacturing, Sheehan Brothers Vending, Holmes, Garrigans, Inc., and Keny Galleries.. We’ll see you at the Museum!