Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums Promise “Spectacular” Summer for Kids and Families

June 23, 2015

The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for their annual “Summer Spectacular” Family Series, which runs from July 6 through August 14, 2015. Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle will find a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activities, live reptile demonstrations, and family entertainment for all ages. All programs and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted. The 2015 premier sponsor is MassMutual; the Summer Spectacular is underwritten by the Berkshire Bank Foundation and the Charles H. Hall Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee).

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Springfield Museums to Host Major Exhibit of American Impressionist Works

June 22, 2015

Impressionism, the radical style that dominated the French art world in the late 19th century, took root in America thanks in large part to the emergence of the art colony movement. Excellent examples from artist colonies like Cos Cob, Connecticut, Shinnecock, Long Island, New York, Taos, New Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts will be on display in a comprehensive new exhibit at the Springfield Museums beginning next month. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony will be on view at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 14 through October 25. The exhibit is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Museums Announce Hours, Military Discounts for Summer

June 10, 2015

This summer, visitors to the Springfield Museums will be able to enjoy the Quadrangle seven days a week. From June 29 through August 31, all four Springfield Museums will be open Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 11 am-5 pm. The Blake House Café will be open Monday-Saturday, 9 am– 3 pm and Sunday 11 am– 3 pm. The Museums will be closed on July 4.

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Smith-Bové To Step Down as President of the Springfield Museums

June 1, 2015

Holly Smith-Bové has announced that she is stepping down as President of the Springfield Museums.

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Museums Announce Lectures for June

May 26, 2015

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues in June with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums); visitors are invited to bring a bag lunch (cookies and coffee are provided). The programs are sponsored by Big Y World Class Market. For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413.263.6800, ext. 488. These are the last lectures before the series goes on hiatus during July and August. This month’s lectures include:

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