Phelps Grove Neighborhood


Upcoming 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
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
23
Fri
Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!
Mar
2
Fri
Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!
Mar
3
Sat
All-School Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 3 – Apr 29 all-day
All-School Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum @ Springfield Art Museum | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Every March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through 12th grades from public, private, parochial, and home school groups to exhibit outstanding artwork in the “All School Exhibition.” This highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for well over 40 years. Artwork created by children and teenagers is often relegated to education wings or hallways when it is displayed in museums. By showcasing students’ work in one of its primary gallery spaces, the Springfield Art Museum seeks to highlight the importance of arts education and honor the accomplishments of young artists, as well as their incredibly talented teachers, many of whom are practicing artists themselves.

Hours of Operation

  • 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
Mar
9
Fri
Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!
Mar
16
Fri
Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!
Mar
23
Fri
Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!