Current Exhibitions

Lois Lenski: Storied Prints (Beach Gallery)

Jul 12-Oct 27, 2019

Springfield-born illustrator and children’s book author Lois Lenski (Oct 14, 1893- Sep 11, 1974) 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. This exhibition features prints, illustrations, and manuscripts spanning the entirety of her career curated from the collections of the Springfield Museum of Art and the Clark County Public Library.

Exhibition partners:
Westcott HouseClark County Public Library

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

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.