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Springfield Art Museum

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"Rake", 1997 Emulsion and Oxide Pigments on Canvas 24x24 © Courtesy of the Springfield Art Museum
Springfield Art Museum
1111 East brookside Drive
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Venue Type: Museum
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Sun 1-5pm Monday closed Tues-Sat 9am-5pm
Phone
417 837 5700
Cost
free
DESCRIPTION

The Museum is the permanent home for some 8,895 art objects representing thousands of years of culture. Special collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints.

Springfield Art Museum has a rich heritage of supporting the arts in the Ozarks. It operates under authority of a nine-member board.

Incorporated in 1928, the Museum was first operated entirely by volunteers and still relies heavily on community support in a variety of ways. The Museum has had several homes along the way. The present Museum, on the edge of Phelps Grove Park, opened in 1958.

A 392-seat auditorium was completed in 1974 and extensive renovation of the Museum was completed in 1984. In 1994, the Jeannette L. Musgrave Wing with four new exhibition galleries and storage for the permanent collections was completed. In 2008, a new wing with an entry hall, galleries, gift shop and a new library was completed.