Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums To Unveil "Steampunk Springfield"

February 27, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Springfield Museums will present a series of ambitious exhibits and events all tied to the unique art genre known as “Steampunk.” Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others. The project is sponsored by Merriam-Webster, Peerless Precision and AAA of Pioneer Valley, with additional support from media sponsors The Valley Advocate/Preview Magazine, WRSI 93.9, and media partner ArtScope Magazine.

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Museums Announce Stars Program for March

February 24, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs are organized by the Museum and the Springfield Stars Club, and take place on the first Friday of each month from September through May. Each event features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. March’s topic will be "Hubble: A Quarter Century of Discovery,” presented by Paul Cardone.

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Museums Announce March Tours/Lectures

February 20, 2014

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues in March with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 pm 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 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.

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March Culture & Cocktails Explores the Art of Forgery

February 18, 2014

The Springfield Museums invites visitors to explore the world of art forgers and the science used to reveal their deceptions at the next Culture & Cocktails program of the season. The event takes place on Thursday, March 6 from 5-8 pm at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

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Musems Announce February School Vacation Programs

January 29, 2014

The Springfield Museums have announced their slate of activities for the upcoming school vacation week, February 17-21, 2014. The week-long program, titled Sights & Sounds of the Rainforest, will feature family-friendly performances and live animal demonstrations along with hands-on activities and planetarium shows. All activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted otherwise. Visitors can also explore the Springfield Science Museum’s newest exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, an interactive experience designed to teach children 10 and under about one of the earth’s most precious resources (special exhibition fee applies). The exhibit and the school vacation week programs are both sponsored by United Bank.

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