Come Find Art! – Free Art Days for Kids and Families

Sunday, Jun 27, 2021, 12:30-4:30pm

Come Find Art! sparks child-adult discussions about works throughout the Museum. It’s a great free family activity held one Sunday each month, now year-round! Each Sunday includes time in Chakeres Interactive Gallery and an artmaking kit to take home

2021 Dates
Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29, Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, 2021

Admission to these Come Find Art museum visits is free thanks to our sponsors and our Business Members.


Meet the Artist: John Benton

Sunday, Jun 6, 2-4pm

Join us for an afternoon in the galleries while celebrating artist John Benton and his new exhibition, Groundwork. Benton will be onsite to discuss his work and answer questions about the exhibition. Members are free, non-members are $5. Masks are required, and social distancing measures will be followed.

In Groundwork, Chicago artist John Benton presents landscapes of overlooked, ordinary locations in a way that elevates them to places of intrigue. Each painting in this series serves as a conversation between the artist, the painting, and the landscape, portraying the extensive amount of preliminary planning Benton focuses on in his practice. Originally from Springfield, Benton and the Museum are excited to have his work featured in his hometown this summer.

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Lunch on the Lawn – Free Concerts!

11:30 –1pm, Friday, July 30, Aug 6, 13 & 20, 2021

Lunch on the Lawn includes a mixture of classical and popular music by diverse performing groups. Admission is free. Prepared box lunches will be available for $6 each (drink included). An outdoor tent will be provided for shade. In case of rain, each event will be moved indoors to the Springfield Museum of Art.

July 30 Champion City Trio
August 6 Good Vibes
August 13 SSO Tunes-n-Tales for Children – Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo plus Carnival of the Animals
August 20 SSO Brass Quintet

Bring the whole family, or stop in during your workday – Lunch on the Lawn is a great way to spend your summer lunch hour. Admission to Museum exhibits is free to event patrons after the concert!