Current Exhibitions

A Window In: Works by Michael Weisel (Deer Gallery)

May 18–Sep 1, 2019

Columbus, Ohio painter Michael Weisel creates large scale paintings based upon personal experiences, ideas, and engaging visual imagery. He received formal artistic training at the Art Student League in NYC and The Canterbury College of Art in Canterbury, England. His works reference traditional figurative composition, however his inclusion of abstracted, dream like imagery and themes allows for an open interpretation of the tableaus presented, ensuring that each viewer will have a unique experience with the work.

Opening Reception: May 18, 5:30-7pm

A Flying Adventure: Works by Claudia Retter (Chakeres Gallery)

Jun 15- Oct 6, 2019

A Flying Adventure: Works by Claudia Retter explores the original story of The Flying Adventures of Two Candy Cane Pen Friends, an enchanted tale told through photographs and hand-lettered text. Featuring two pen pals who finally meet and explore the Pacific Northwest in a little blue and yellow airplane, the book celebrates the joy of friendship and flight. In addition to the original handmade book, the exhibition showcases homemade memorabilia, framed prints, and the original working storyboard.

Exhibition sponsors: Donna and Steve Field

Opening Reception: Sunday, Jun 30, 4-5:30pm

73rd Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Jun 30 – Sep 1, 2019

The Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art is always a treat for the museum community. The work includes painting, sculpture, fiber, clay, photography and mixed media. Our member artists include nationally and internationally recognized artists along with local favorites.

This year’s juror is Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager, Dayton Metro Library.

Pick-up dates: Wednesday, Sep 4, 12-6pm & Saturday, Sep 7, 12-4pm

Opening reception: Sunday, Jun 30, 4-5:30pm

Exhibition Sponsor:

Print Positives (Halley and Klein Galleries)

Mar 24- Oct 6, 2019

The second in a series of exhibitions made possible through grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Print Positives features a wide array of prints from the Museum’s permanent collection. Approximately 20% of the collection is composed of prints, all of which were thoroughly studied through a collaborative effort between the Museum’s Curator and the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative. The exhibition includes works by Jean-François Millet, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Francisco Goya, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Julian Stanczak, Bruce Nauman, Nancy Louise Holt, and Alice Aycock, among others.

The opening reception on Mar 24, which will feature a demonstration from 2-3:30 pm and a moderated discussion between the Museum’s Curator, a representative from the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative, and two visiting artists from the Gen Studio Group in Japan, Nobuko Ueda and Yuko Innami from 3:30-4:30 pm.