Springfield Museums Press Releases
March 5, 2014
The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Ubora Award and the 6th annual Ahadi Youth Award. The African Hall Subcommittee is a volunteer group comprised of educators, business people and community leaders from the African-American community. The nomination deadline for both awards is March 31, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.