Fine Arts Museum News

Museums to Display Works by Local Students

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.

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Winslow Homer Masterpiece Returns

February 12, 2015

After a four-year wait, Winslow Homer’s The New Novel is finally back on view.

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Springfield Museums Host North American Debut of Innovative Origami Exhibit

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.

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Springfield Museums to Display Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints, Snow Globes

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.

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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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