Springfield Museums Press Releases
June 14, 2013
More than 50 years ago, the Cat in the Hat arrived at the doorstep at the Queen Alexandria Solarium in Saanich, a 1957 first edition signed by Dr. Seuss himself...
June 13, 2013
The Springfield Museums will be open seven days a week starting June 24, with extended hours on Thursdays.
June 6, 2013
The black leather jacket is cultural shorthand for “cool.” Everyone from rebel outsiders to fashion insiders have made their mark by slipping on this second skin. Some of the more famous and outlandish leather jackets have been gathered together into the new exhibit, Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from June 22 – September 22. Media sponsors are Kix 100.9 FM and the Valley Advocate. MassMutual is the 2013 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums. To accommodate the demand to view the exhibit, the D’Amour Museum and the Blake House Café will remain open until 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer.
June 4, 2013
The Springfield Museums have received a $13,350 grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to present Art Picnic, a public arts project designed to beautify Springfield and give local art students the chance to collaborate with established artists. Picnic tables on the Quadrangle green will be transformed into unique works of art through a selective process that is scheduled to begin later this month. By funding this program, the Community Foundation will further enhance the beauty of one of downtown Springfield’s landmarks while also providing much needed incentives to local artists and valuable experience to art students.
May 31, 2013
An exciting new exhibit, The Irish Legacy: Immigration and Assimilation in the Connecticut Valley during the Industrial Revolution, will run June 11 through August 25 at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Springfield Museums. You don’t have to be from the Emerald Isle to appreciate this intriguing exhibit that will explore the struggle of Irish immigrants. Here are 5 Great reasons to check it out…