Events

Sep
16
Sat
Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections Exhibit @ Springfield Art Museum
Sep 16 2017 – Feb 25 2018 all-day

Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature – our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were  arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, these rooms were called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German wunderkammer.

Wonder Rooms examines the human desire to collect, with a specific focus on private collections in Southwest Missouri, in order to discover the underlying stories and driving impulses behind collecting.  The exhibit will present representative works from ten local collections, and will feature a wide range of media arranged in cabinets or ‘rooms,’ including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints and drawings.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Nov
11
Sat
The Structured Landscape @ Springfield Art Museum
Nov 11 2017 – Mar 25 2018 all-day

Landscape paintings have been a popular genre with artists and art lovers for generations. Landscape paintings which include huts, houses, buildings or other structures usually evoke a different type of response or feeling.

Humans relate to structures in many ways, perhaps because they are familiar and suggest a memory, or maybe it is strange and creates questions in their minds. Have you ever looked at a painting with an old broken-down barn or house, and thought; that looks almost like my grandparent’s farm, or a place that I pass by often?  Maybe you wonder who lives there, where it is located, or if the building is still standing.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Dec
1
Fri
Springfield-Greene County Library Calendar of Events @ Springfield-Greene County Library Locations
Dec 1 2017 – Feb 28 2018 all-day
Dec
9
Sat
Grant Wood: Lithographs @ Springfield Art Museum
Dec 9 2017 – Mar 25 2018 all-day

Grant Wood, born and raised in Iowa, achieved international recognition in the mid 1930s for promoting a style of art that depicted everyday scenes of Midwestern life. Coined “Regionalism,” Wood, along with fellow Midwestern artists Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry, gained popularity during the Great Depression for  focusing on American scenes that upheld supposedly American values.

Wood was both a painter and printmaker. Beginning in the late 1930s, he began making lithographs that were sold  through the Associated American Artists (AAA), a company that marketed print editions by major American artists for $5.00 each through mail-order catalogues and magazine advertisements. The reasonable price of these works allowed the public at-large a chance to own a work of art by a  famous contemporary artist.

Wood produced 19 lithographs in his lifetime; the Museum is excited to announce that we have recently acquired the final two lithographs,Fruits and Vegetables, to complete the set. All nineteen will be featured in the exhibition. This exhibit will examine Wood’s thematic concerns and role in the growth and popularity of printmaking in America.

Special thanks to the members of Amateur d’Art and SMMA for their generous contribution towards the purchase of the final lithograph, Vegetables.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Richard Tuttle: Lines and Edges @ Springfield Art Museum
Dec 9 2017 – Mar 25 2018 all-day

Richard Tuttle has spent the majority of his career working within a very limited set of formal constraints – line, color, and form – to explore deeper issues of abstraction. His practice has encompassed a wide variety of materials including from etchings, aquatints, and woodcuts to more ordinary materials such as cardboard, Styrofoam, wire, wood, cloth and rope.

From nearly the beginning of his career, line has been elemental to his work ranging from simple filaments of wire to thin pencil marks drawn directly on the wall. This exhibit will explore Tuttle’s exploration of line within the limits of printmaking, and reflects his desire to bend those constraints outward. He is particularly interested in seeking the answer to this basic question – when does a line become a sign?

This exhibit is pulled from the Museum’s permanent collections and will feature three significant portfolios by the artist including The Edge, Line, and Edges. 

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Feb
24
Sat
Learn It! Self-Paced Computer Tutorials @ Midtown Carnegie Library Edge Community Technology Center
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.

Daddy Daughter Dance @ Northview Center
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Girls, bring your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, or special guy out for a night you’ll always remember. This year’s theme is “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Enjoy a catered dinner, music, dancing, and a photograph with your special guest. Event held in the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17. Register by Feb. 21. Space is limited. Fee: $40/couple, $15/each additional girl

 

Feb
26
Mon
Learn It! Self-Paced Computer Tutorials @ Midtown Carnegie Library Edge Community Technology Center
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.

Doling Walking Group @ Doling Park/Family Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Walking is a great and easy way to better your health! Join a walking group near you! FREE pedometers to all participants. Group will meet at the large park pavilion. In inclement weather, the group will meet inside the family centers and will walk on the indoor track.

Missouri Job Center Jobs Club @ Missouri Job Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Application process tips
  • Methods and techniques to improve your chances for success
  • Weekly guest speakers
  • Network with employers regarding local job opportunities.