Springfield Museums Press Releases

Indian Motocycle Day Returns to Springfield Museums

April 24, 2014

The Springfield Museums will host their fifth annual Indian Motocycle Day on Sunday, July 20 from 9 am until 3 pm.

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Final Stars Over Springfield Program Until Fall

April 23, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, May 2 at 7:30 pm 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. This will be the final Stars event until the series renews again in September.

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Museums Announce May Lectures & Tours

April 22, 2014

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 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.

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Museums Display Artwork Honoring Local Team

April 17, 2014

On Friday, a new exhibition of original pastel paintings by children’s book illustrator Gerald Purnell will go on display at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The paintings were created to accompany the acclaimed children’s book by Richard Andersen titled A Home Run for Bunny. Andersen is currently a professor of writing at Springfield College and lives in Montague, MA. Purnell’s original pastel paintings will be on display through September 14 in a new gallery located near the entrance to the Springfield History Library & Archives.

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CBS News Video - The art of deception: Turning forgery into an art form

April 16, 2014

A counterfeit masterpiece is treated just like a fine work of art at the D'Amour Museum in Springfield, Mass. Curator Colette Loll makes sure even forgeries get the white glove treatment. Anthony Mason reports.

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