Established in 1928, the Springfield Art Museum is the city’s oldest cultural institution. Offering permanent and traveling installations, workshops, classes and special events, it continues to thrive and spread its mission of inviting visitors to connect with the world, their community and themselves through art. 

Sign up for a Workshop or Class

All skill levels are welcome at museum workshops and classes. With the intention of providing an enriching learning environment, each class is focused on a special topic or technique and typically has a connection to a permanent or current exhibition. 

Attend the Annual Watercolor USA Exhibit 

The museum is hosting the 63rd exhibition of Watercolor USA June 8–Sept. 1, 2024. This juried exhibition honors contemporary American watermedia painting. This exhibition is open to artists across all 50 states and U.S. territories. 

Grab a Take-Home Project Bag

The museum provides take-home project bags for the whole family to enjoy. Each bag comes with materials and instructions to create projects inspired by its permanent collection. Check the museum’s website to see when the next project bag will be available and take one home for free. 

Tour the permanent collection

The museum’s permanent collection, Creating an American Identity, contains more than 10,000 works in nearly every medium. The exhibit aims to show that there is no fixed American identity, and artwork is chosen based on its ability to reveal how artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans. 

Attend Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom is one of two signature fundraising events the museum hosts each year that celebrates fine art, flowers and fashion. Art in Bloom is a three-day festival taking place each spring and offers workshops, exhibits and family art-making exhibits. There’s even a flower-inspired fashion show. While you’re at it, don’t miss the fall fundraiser, 99X Party. Enjoy living art and creative cocktails while helping preserve the museum’s collection.

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