The Dome: Springfield’s Center for Innovation, and Project Jerico at CCJDC, both hosted a project based learning program entitled “Artful Exoplanets: Creating Imaginary Worlds.” The curriculum was created by the Springfield Museum of Art and funded in part by the Smithsonian’s Universe of Learning Grant. Students learned about exoplanets, space visualization, and computer coding through online NASA portals and the YouthAstronet portal. This led to their creation of colored photographic images of the cosmos, sculptures of imagined alien life, and watercolor paintings of the exoplanets they live on. This online exhibition features the watercolor paintings created by the middle school students at The Dome and high school students at CCJDC.
Jasmine Owens’ photography explores the complex subject of self-identity and its nature by capturing uniquely intimate moments of scrutiny and isolation. She uses household items and staged lighting as an attempt to exemplify a new and personal perspective for the viewer.
Vain Pretension features a series of eight photographs that examine the struggle that often accompanies finding yourself, as well as Owens’ personal collection of antique photographs ranging from the Victorian Era to the early 1930s. Though the antique photographs and Owens’ own work appear very different, both collections examine a different side of self-identification.
Owens is a rising senior at Springfield High School, and is currently the Curatorial Intern for the Springfield Museum of Art.
Closing Reception: Friday, Aug 31, 5:30-7pm
Featuring more than 80 prints, as well as original paintings, this exhibition provides a comprehensive look into the quirky, whimsical world of artists Charley and Edie Harper. Charley Harper is world famous for his signature style of ‘minimal realism,’ capturing the spirit of his subjects with elegantly spare visual elements. His work is nature-based, and over his career he created pieces for many environmental organizations, including the National Park Service, Everglades National Park, and the Cincinnati Zoo as well as a groundbreaking series of illustrations for Ford Times. Edie Harper worked in several mediums, including photography, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. This exhibition includes examples of her prints, which also focus on natural subjects, particularly cats, as well as scenes from Biblical stories and childhood memories. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view both of the Harpers’ works together, providing a truly immersive, curiosity provoking experience.
Now in its 72nd year, Springfield Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition continues to grow – not only in the number of participants, but in the quality, diversity, and breadth of mediums represented. While the works vary greatly, all embody the artistic spirit of experimentation, freedom of expression, and exploration of medium- and the use of color this year, across the board, is phenomenal.
Opening reception: Sunday, Jul 1, 4-5:30pm
Featuring the work of students from Shawnee High School, Global Impact STEM Academy, and Springfield Clark Career Technology Center.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Apr 25, 4:30-6pm
Featuring a group of young up-and-coming artists in a free exhibition that pushes contemporary ideas through conceptually contrived works.
In partnership with AARP, the Newseum presents “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,” an exhibition of 19 large-format portraits of some of the most fascinating members of the influential baby boom generation — one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964 — taken by renowned American photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Visitors will gain insight into the boomer generation through interviews and portraits that focus on exceptional achievement, struggle and identity, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created.
In addition to the 19 portraits, a three-panel timeline features some of the top news events and pop culture moments that defined the baby boom generation, with images of memorable newsmagazines and photos of iconic objects from the period. Visitors can add their own memories at a comment station.
The exhibition also includes an original Newseum-produced film featuring the photographer’s stories about the project. A large touch-screen monitor allows visitors to explore dozens of candid behind-the-scenes images and videos of the photo shoots and a scent station offers memorable aromas familiar to the baby boom generation.
Opening Reception: Sunday, Apr 22, 4-5:30pm
Yellow Springs, Ohio-based artist Sharri Paula Phillips has always been drawn to worlds of mystery and magic. Her works take inspiration from childhood memories of exploring the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mysterious carnival scenes, floating hot air balloons, fairy tree houses, and whimsical woodland creatures all make appearances in Phillips’ colorfully crafted works.
Featuring sculpture, textiles, paper mâché, and 2-D media, this exhibition is sure to delight viewers of all ages.
Opening Reception: Sunday, Apr 22, 4-5:30pm
The Members’ Egg Invitational features new works by nine Museum members in response to the current exhibition, Art 360: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio on display in the McGregor Gallery until March 24.
Artists were selected for participation based upon the strength of work exhibited during the Museum’s 71st Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, and were given no specifications for medium or style. Instead, they were asked to consider the place of the egg throughout history, and to consider the ovoid as a form.
The artists’ chosen mediums are diverse, including sculpture, printmaking, painting, and found object assemblage. If young viewers are feeling inspired after viewing the eggs, they’re invited to make their own nest in Chakeres’ interactive art lab!
During its more than four decade span, Associated American Artists created an art series with hundreds of prints by dozens of prominent artist members. Collectors and donors who contributed to this special collection include Ms. Susan Wayne and Miss Leslie Wayne Loftus, Mr. Daniel Summers, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goldberg, Ms. Helen Bosart Morgan, Mrs. Victoria Cooper and others. These generously donated Associated American Artists prints are now an integral part of the Springfield Museum of Art’s permanent collection and we are pleased to present them to you in this exhibition.