Springfield Museums Press Releases
April 27, 2015
The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues in May with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. 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 a bag 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. This month’s lectures include:
April 21, 2015
The Springfield Museums will host a community art show featuring creations by local students in grades 5 through 12. Life’s Impressions will be on view in the Special Exhibit Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17; the show is free with general admission. The exhibition is funded, in part, by the Michele and Donald D’Amour Fund, established in 2008 to bring world class art exhibitions to the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
April 2, 2015
The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week, starting with their annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 19, followed by their Puppet Festival from April 20–24.
March 31, 2015
On April 7, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History will unveil a new exhibit titled Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit, which runs through April 10, 2016, features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families.
March 23, 2015
The coming of spring also brings the return of the Springfield Museums ’ annual Festival of Flowers, April 9-12, 2015. This year’s celebration will feature nearly 50 objects from the art, history and science collections creatively interpreted by local florists, designers, and garden club members. The festival returned in 2012 after a hiatus and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the Museums’ calendar.