Springfield Museums Press Releases

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Governor Appoints Museum Executive to Foundation Board

July 7, 2008

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has reappointed Joseph Carvalho, president and executive director of the Springfield Museums, to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (MFH). Carvalho is one of only six of the foundation's 25 board members who are appointed by the governor.

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Summer Festival Days Week 3

July 7, 2008

Summer Festival Days at the Springfield Museums will continue from July 22 through 25 with "Puppet Festival Week." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.

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Summer Festival Days Week 2

June 30, 2008

Summer Festival Days at the Springfield Museums will continue from July 15 through 18 with "Amazing Adventures Week." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.

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July Walking Tour

June 26, 2008

Ed Lonergan, a local historian and Springfield reference librarian, will lead a walking tour in the Ridgewood Historic District in Springfield Saturday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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<b>Left:</b> <i>Girl with Pearl Earring</i>, Johannes Vermeer, 1665; <b>Right:</b> <i>Girl with Piercings</i>, Ellen Catherwood, 2006

Realism Exhibition

June 23, 2008

The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century, an exhibition that compares contemporary Realism painting with its historical predecessors, will be on view at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 15 through November 16.

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