Springfield Art Museum

Springfield Art Museum Staffer to Head Lake Region Heritage Center

After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of the Lake Region Heritage Center in Devils Lake, North Dakota has selected Springfield Art Museum Assistant Rachel Johnson as their new Director & Curator. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Missouri State University and has been on staff at the Springfield Art Museum since 2013. 

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Springfield artist takes top award in Watercolor U.S.A. 2016

The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce that local artist Blake Willis Tiggemann has won the Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial $3,000 Cash Award and the Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award for his entry “Lost in the Fire,” in this year’s Watercolor U.S.A. annual juried exhibition. 

Springfield Art Museum Receives Competitive Federal Innovation Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced Friday, July 15th, that the Springfield Art Museum is one of 7 museums in North America to receive a 2016 Sparks! Ignition Grant for Museums. These prestigious and highly competitive grants fund innovative projects at the intersection of museum programming and community service.

Springfield Art Museum Curator Earns Regional Museum Leadership Award

The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) honored Springfield Art Museum Curator of Art, Sarah Buhr with the 2016 Promising Leadership Award at their annual conference on July 30th in Minneapolis, MN. This award acknowledges Buhr’s demonstrated “ability to organize and lead projects with local and national scope,” as well as her “admirable interest in promoting the work of artists across the Midwest,” according to Charity Counts, Executive Director of the AMM.

Springfield Art Museum and Drury University to de-install House of Art(S)

The popular public art experiment, prominently featured on the Museum’s lawn is set to be disassembled Monday afternoon as part of Drury University’s new student Service Plunge. The outdoor exhibition gallery, made up of murals and graffiti panels, has been continuously changing since its installation in summer of 2015. The House of Art(S) is the second temporary public art collaboration between the Springfield Art Museum and Drury University’s Art of Space, with support provided by the Missouri Arts Council, the Hammons School of Architecture, and Conco.