Fine Arts Museum News

<b>Left:</b> <i>Girl with Pearl Earring</i>, Johannes Vermeer, 1665; <b>Right:</b> <i>Girl with Piercings</i>, Ellen Catherwood, 2006

Realism Exhibition

June 23, 2008

The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century, an exhibition that compares contemporary Realism painting with its historical predecessors, will be on view at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 15 through November 16.

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Museum Temporarily Closed

June 19, 2008

The Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle will be closed for electrical upgrades from Tuesday, June 24 through Friday, June 27. The other three Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden will be open regular hours.

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Student Art Exhibition

April 21, 2008

Springfield high school art students will showcase their work at the Museum of Fine Arts in the special exhibition Creativity Captured: Student Art from the Springfield Public Schools, on view now through July 13, 2008. A free reception with the young artists will be held on Thursday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the museum.

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Teacher Workshop

March 4, 2008

The Museum of Fine Arts will present "The Other Side of Currier & Ives," a two-part teacher workshop on Monday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday, April 14 from 4 -6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to teach American history using images from the museum's large collection of 19th-century Currier & Ives prints. The deadline to register for the workshop is March 14.

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Crystal Sound

Photography Exhibition

February 25, 2008

Stunning photographs of Antarctica will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts from March 25 through June 1 in the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey.

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