George Walter Vincent Smith Museum News

Museums to Unlock Cabinets of Curiosity

August 17, 2015

Peter the Great had a famously bizarre one. Robert Edmund Grant opted to live in a slum rather than sell his. A letter of reference was required to see the one belonging to Athanasius Kircher – a rule which even applied to the pope himself.

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Hartford Courant: Artist's Fascination With Asia Inspired Origami-Like Exhibit

December 19, 2014

"Hanabi" means "fireworks" in Japanese, and the word is an appropriate title for a series of four small sculptures by Gloria Garfinkel in Springfield.

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Huffington Post: A Conversation with Gloria Garfinkel

December 9, 2014

Gloria Garfinkel's art can be seen as a celebration of life where vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, viewer participation and the pure joy of creativity rules the day. Then there are other works that bring forth the frailty of nature's balance in all its majestic splendor. This scope of interest suggests a broad experimental approach indicating a person who looks for inspiration in distant or divergent lands where the cultural and geographic divide is extreme.

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Springfield Museums to Exhibit Works by Gloria Garfinkel

October 27, 2014

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015. The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

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Museums Announce Call for Artists, Offer No-Cost Materials This Saturday

October 15, 2013

The Springfield Museums is now accepting design plans from artists, fashion or costume designers, students and community members for a fantastical large-scale exhibition titled Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City.

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