Springfield Museums Press Releases

Public Invited to Meet Steampunk Springfield Artists

April 10, 2014

On Sunday, April 27 from 1-5 pm, the Springfield Museums will host a special “Meet the Artists” event in conjunction with their current exhibition Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City. The exhibition includes works by over forty artists from around the region, all on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. The event is free with museum admission.

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Springfield Museums Celebrate Earth Day with Festival and Cleanup

April 2, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum will present their annual Earth Day Festival on the Quadrangle grounds on Sunday, April 13 from 11 am–4pm. Activities are free with museum admission unless noted, and will take place rain or shine.

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WGBH - Open Studio With Jared Bowen: Intent to Deceive

April 1, 2014

Jared visits the Springfield Museums for a preview of their ground-breaking exhibit, Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, and talks with playwright Melinda Lopez about her stirring new drama Becoming Cuba, opening Friday, March 28th, at the Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion.

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Museums Announce “Puppet Festival” as Theme for April Vacation Week

March 31, 2014

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

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Forbes - At This Massachusetts Art Museum, Some Forgeries Are Faker Than Others (But Better Not Trust Your Eyes)

March 27, 2014

In 1967, the aristocratic Hungarian art collector Elmyr de Hory told his neighbor a secret. All the modern masters on the walls of his Ibiza mansion were fakes; he was the real painter. Others that he’d made, including artwork attributed to Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, had been sold to museums around the world. He’d lost his family fortune with the Second World War. Forgery was how de Hory made his living.

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