Current Exhibitions

Playground: Constructing My Identity

Ju Yun
March 9th-September 8, 2024

Ju Yun playfully explores her hybrid Korean-American identity in the studio–her creative playground. In this space, anything goes, as she uses tinsel, pom-poms, hair extensions and her sense of humor to construct fantastical new identities.

Born and raised in South Korea, Ju Yun immigrated to the United States and earned her BFA in painting from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C. Her work has been shown in the US and abroad, including recent solo exhibitions—Evolution of Identity and Hybrid Identity–at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania, the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington in Virginia, and CICA Museum in South Korea. She lives and teaches studio art to children in Chantilly, Virginia.

Chronicles: The Great Depression and the Pandemic

Nov 4, 2023-Mar 30, 2024

Featuring two series of photographs taken a century apart, this exhibition explores how resilience can be born out of times of national tragedy and how documentary photographers are a valuable part of capturing the past and present. Chronicles originated at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and was co-curated by Dr. Christine Fowler Shearer and Arnold Tunstall.

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov 4, 6-7:30pm



Amanda Love
Dec 9, 2023 – Fall 2024

Former bookbinder Amanda Love responds to book banning and the dismantlement of knowledge with Tigris, a new art installation of deconstructed books.

Wright in Ohio

Thomas R. Schiff
Jun 16, 2023 - May 19, 2024

Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright homes of Ohio, this exhibition of panoramic photographs by Cincinnati photographer Thomas R. Schiff captures the spatial depth, undulating curves, and incomparable beauty of Wright’s designs.

Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, Jun 15th from 5:30-7pm. Light refreshments and drinks provided.

No Such Thing As Strangers

Lelia Byron
May 6, 2023 – Jan 2024

Based on in-person interviews with Springfield residents, this exhibition explores how individuals create and define the meaning of “home” in both a local sense and when considering the world as a broader, global place to live. Lelia Byron’s large scale paintings and outdoor sculpture delve into a wide range of topics including memories, personal narratives, social issues, and how a city experiences change over time.

Lelia Byron is an interdisciplinary artist who makes paintings, murals, installations, sculptures, and public art projects. Lelia’s projects often include an investigative component and frequently begin with interviewing diverse groups of people around different topics related to human rights, environmental rights, the complexity of communication between individuals, and the creative process. Lelia has a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts London).

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 1-3pm

Celebrating Women: Female Artists from the Permanent Collection (Quinlan & Bosca Galleries)

Jul 15, 2020 – Current

Historically, female artists have been underrepresented in museum collections and are shown at significantly lower rates than their male counterparts. During the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Museum is highlighting female artists whose works are in the permanent collection. These works of art showcase the wide range of media, subject, and technique with which female artists have traditionally worked and demonstrate how women continue to conceptually advance the art world today. Featuring work by well-known and lesser known artists alike, this show explores artistic contributions of female artists, not only regionally, but nationally and internationally as well. Artists in the show include Davira Fisher, Frances Hynes, Helen Bosart Morgan, Aminah Robinson, Alice Schille, Kara Walker, and Stella Waitzkin, to name a few.

In addition to new art on display, the Museum has been awarded a grant from Smithsonian Affiliations. Funding for this project allows us to host a Smithsonian speaker in support of their American Women’s History Initiative taking place this year.