Springfield Museums Press Releases

Culture & Cocktails Series Returns

September 17, 2014

The Springfield Museums will kick-off its fifth season of Culture & Cocktails with their annual Oktoberfest: The Art of the Brew event on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5–8 pm at the Merrie and Lyman Wood Museum of Springfield History. The event is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers, and includes tastings of all brews. Oktoberfest is sponsored by TD Bank and Business West. The media sponsor for the Culture & Cocktails series is The Republican/Masslive.

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Steampunk Wheelchair Arrives at Museums

September 11, 2014

As the groundbreaking Steampunk Springfield exhibition approaches its conclusion at the Springfield Museums, guest curator Bruce Rosenbaum has produced one more surprise from his bag of Steampunk magic tricks.

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Museums Host Exhibit by Edgardo Abello

August 26, 2014

Next month, a new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, 2014 through January 4, 2015, and is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund administered by Bank of America, Trustee, and in part, by the Art Angels.

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Museums Observatory Program Returns Next Month

August 22, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be re-open for public sky gazing on Friday, September 5 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. 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.

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Jay Griffin to Receive 2014 Ubora Award

August 21, 2014

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums will present the 23rd annual Ubora Award to Jerald Jay Griffin at a ceremony on Saturday, September 20, at 6 pm, at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle. The Ubora Award, named for the Swahili word for “excellence,” is presented to an African-American who has made a significant contribution to the greater Springfield area.

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