Springfield Museums Press Releases
February 5, 2013
The Springfield Museums are excited to announce the first annual Festival of Flowers weekend, April 4-7, 2013! The spring celebration will pair the talents of florists, designers and garden club members with objects in the art, history and science collections.
January 30, 2013
The Springfield Museums have announced their slate of activities for the upcoming school vacation week, February 18-23. The week-long program, titled Feel The Beat!, is tied thematically to the Museums’ current GUITAR exhibition, and will feature a range of musical activities as well as concerts by top-tier children’s performers, including “Mister Steve” from PBS KIDS. As always, the week’s events will also include educational demonstrations, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities as well. Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted otherwise.
January 29, 2013
On Sunday, February 10, The Springfield Museums will present a lecture titled Les Paul's New Sound: Re-imagining the Electric Guitar in 1950s America by Steve Waksman, author and associate professor of music and American studies at Smith College. The lecture which will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Museums’ current exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. The talk is free with Museum admission.
January 24, 2013
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Museum Store at the Springfield Museums will hold a special Valentine’s Shopping Night on Tuesday, February 5 from 5–8 pm. For that evening only, Museum members will be able to take 20% off one item, with nonmembers allowed one item at 10% off. Shoppers can enjoy complimentary wine and cheese, and gift wrapping is always provided at no charge.
January 23, 2013
The Springfield Museums will present the following Museums à la Carte lecture programs in February. The programs are held on Thursdays at 12:15 pm in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.