Fine Arts Museum News
June 22, 2015
Impressionism, the radical style that dominated the French art world in the late 19th century, took root in America thanks in large part to the emergence of the art colony movement. Excellent examples from artist colonies like Cos Cob, Connecticut, Shinnecock, Long Island, New York, Taos, New Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts will be on display in a comprehensive new exhibit at the Springfield Museums beginning next month. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony will be on view at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 14 through October 25. The exhibit is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
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.
February 12, 2015
After a four-year wait, Winslow Homer’s The New Novel is finally back on view.
January 7, 2015
Later this month, the Springfield Museums will host a new traveling exhibit designed to challenge the perception of traditional origami. Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, a ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale origami installations by nine visionary master folders, will have its North American debut at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from January 20–April 12, 2015. The Springfield Museums are also hosting a related exhibit, Origami Interpretations: Gloria Garfinkel, at the nearby George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.
October 2, 2014
Later this month, the Springfield Museums will unveil an exhibit combining Japanese woodblock prints depicting winter scenes with a collection of rare and whimsical snow globes from the past century. The exhibit, titled Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints, will be on view at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from October 28, 2014–January 4, 2015.