Past

Curious by Nature: Works by Charley and Edie Harper (Halley & Klein Galleries)

Jun 23 – Nov 25, 2018

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.

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72nd Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Jul 1 – Sep 2, 2018

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

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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Jan 26 – Jun 1, 2019, McGregor Gallery

Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter – global and local, public and private.

Shelter aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue.  The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.

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The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Apr 22-Jun 17, 2018

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

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Sharri Paula Phillips: Marvelous Journeys (Chakeres Gallery)

Apr 22-Sep 2, 2018

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

Members Egg Invitational (Chakeres Gallery)

Jan 10-Apr 7, 2018

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!

American Narratives: Selected AAA Prints from the Permanent Collection (Halley Gallery)

Feb10–May 30, 2018

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.

The Carton (Beach Gallery)

Feb 10-28, 2018

A collaboration between Springfield Museum of Art and Catholic Central Winter Term High School Students, The Carton is on view in the Beach Gallery at SMoA through February.

Winter Term students of Chris Cerone met at the high school and at the Art Museum with museum educator Tricia Tallman to create pieces based on the current Art 360◦: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio exhibition in the McGregor Gallery of the Art Museum.

“At the beginning of this course, none of us really knew what we would be getting in to. When Mr. Cerone told us one word – “Eggs” – most of us were hesitant, but also intrigued at the same time.

“Initially, I thought the idea of painting on eggs was absurd, but it began to grow on me. Pop art only enhanced my love for this project. Although I wouldn’t have thought to put these things together, the fact that we created art in a distinct way that still reflects the socially aware style of pop art was really fun. I’m glad we got the opportunity to work with these materials, and I hope you appreciate the end results.”

– David Henderson, student