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Humanities: Sgf Art Exhibit
August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Humanities, Vol. 1 features 49 works selected by 36 co-curators and is organized around five broad themes: formal art technique, curiosity, memory, personal identity, and home.
Each work is accompanied by expanded text from each co-curator describing their connection to the work of art on view. Featured works include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, decorative arts, and textiles. Featured artists include Julie Blackmon, Paul Cadmus, Dwaine Crigger, Morgan Frew, Thomas Hart Benton, Hasui Kawase, Anne Lindberg, Michael Naranjo, Robert E. Smith, Wendy Red Star, and Kara Walker, among many others.
This exhibition is the first in a series that seeks to investigate the ‘spark’ that begins a connection with art by examining disparate works in the Museum’s collection with a wide range of community members.
The Springfield Art Museum is supported by a wide variety of staff roles.
It takes everyone from security to custodial, to curatorial and education, to development and administration to keep the Museum running smoothly. Regardless of job duties, everyone at the Museum works in some capacity alongside the permanent collection. Does this impact relationships with the art objects on view? What connections with art are made as the building is secured, contracts are managed, school tours are coordinated, and grants are written? This exhibition seeks to answer these questions by highlighting the people who keep the Museum moving forward including staff, board and committee members, and community partners, as illustrated through a range of objects they have selected from the Museum’s collection.