Springfield Museums Press Releases

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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Public Invited to Meet Steampunk Springfield Artists

April 10, 2014

On Sunday, April 27 from 1-5 pm, the Springfield Museums will host a special “Meet the Artists” event in conjunction with their current exhibition Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City. The exhibition includes works by over forty artists from around the region, all on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. The event is free with museum admission.

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Springfield Museums Celebrate Earth Day with Festival and Cleanup

April 2, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum will present their annual Earth Day Festival on the Quadrangle grounds on Sunday, April 13 from 11 am–4pm. Activities are free with museum admission unless noted, and will take place rain or shine.

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