Springfield Museums Press Releases

Hartford Courant: Artist's Fascination With Asia Inspired Origami-Like Exhibit

December 19, 2014

"Hanabi" means "fireworks" in Japanese, and the word is an appropriate title for a series of four small sculptures by Gloria Garfinkel in Springfield.

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Possible New Tyrannosaur Species Uncovered

December 10, 2014

Staff and independent specialists at the Springfield Science Museum have identified a bone from what appears to be an entirely new species of tyrannosaur. The discovery was made earlier this year by paleontologist Sebastian Dalman, who has also been researching collections at the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College over the past few years.

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Huffington Post: A Conversation with Gloria Garfinkel

December 9, 2014

Gloria Garfinkel's art can be seen as a celebration of life where vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, viewer participation and the pure joy of creativity rules the day. Then there are other works that bring forth the frailty of nature's balance in all its majestic splendor. This scope of interest suggests a broad experimental approach indicating a person who looks for inspiration in distant or divergent lands where the cultural and geographic divide is extreme.

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Today is Valley Gives Day - Give to the Springfield Museums

November 10, 2014

The Springfield Museums and hundreds of other local nonprofits are participating in the third annual Valley Gives Day scheduled for December 10, 2014. Valley Gives is an innovative fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate money online in support of their favorite charities over a twenty-four hour period. Last year, Valley Gives raised over $2 million dollars from over 11,000 people who supported over 350 local nonprofits. This year’s goal is to exceed that dollar total while doubling the number of overall donors in support of vital charitable services in our region.

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Springfield Museums to Exhibit Works by Gloria Garfinkel

October 27, 2014

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015. The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

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