George Walter Vincent Smith Museum News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 30, 2012
Earlier this month, the Springfield Museums hosted a panel of distinguished art scholars who gathered with staff to discuss the reinterpretation of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. The group, which included experts from the art world, museums and academia, met as part of an ongoing evaluation of the GWV Smith museum's collections, its exhibits, and its mission. The conference was funded by a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
May 21, 2012
The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle have received a planning grant of $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop an interpretative plan for the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.
August 24, 2011
The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle have received a grant of $320,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) toward the installation of climate modification in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. The grant is part of the NEH’s Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program.
March 24, 2011
“An Evening for Japan,” an event benefiting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief for the Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami, will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 30, from 5 to 7 pm in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum at the Quadrangle.
October 24, 2005
Life-like figures by Springfield sculptor Lisa Lichtenfels will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.