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Springfield Art Museum

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Address: 1111 E Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO 65807-1899
Phone Number: +1 417-837-5700
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Art Museum frequently has traveling exhibits that are excellent. The Watercolor Exhibit is a regular and provides some great examples of local artists. There are several... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
BishopSteve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The Art Museum frequently has traveling exhibits that are excellent. The Watercolor Exhibit is a regular and provides some great examples of local artists. There are several permanent exhibits as well. Don't expect to find works of the great masters here but for a nice afternoon it is well worth a visit.

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Thank BishopSteve
Springfield, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Coming from St. Louis, this art museum is a step up from a country fair with the addition of some true pieces of clothing, flags and rugs from the 1800's--but that's about it if you're looking for anything historical. No offense to those who have submitted pieces in recent years, but there isn't much from revered artists from the past.

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Thank tldubbs
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The museum could receive five stars in some respects, but it doesn't compare with museums such as the Gilcrease or Philbrook in Tulsa. It has an area where small kids can play and a small courtyard. Admission is free (although you should donate something if you can afford it). Some of the 19th century portraits were awe-inspiring. I haven't seen... More 

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Thank JoeWM
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were able to see the annual Watercolor USA show which showcases great talent from around the country. Enjoyed it a lot and will try to make it back next year.

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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is a nice-sized museum for a morning stroll, big enough to entertain but small enough to not be intimidating.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were two days away from a music video shoot and rain was in the forecast. Ann Fortescue did not hesitate to offer the unparalleled setting of the museum. Even when the storm did not arrive - we chose to shoot a lot of footage in this exquisite space. Warm colors to individualize each room and set a theme for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Decent sized art museum with a variety of interesting exhibits. They recently had a theft of their Andy Warhol's soup cans, hope they get those back soon. There's also some are outside to look at.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We arrived with only 1-1/2 hr to spare, but it was plenty of time to enjoy the Watercolor USA and String Theory exhibitions. We even got a chance to see Anne Lindberg working on her current Tilted Sky exhibit. We plan to spend more time there on our next visit.

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Thank SleepyC9
Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

we are spending a few days in Springfield and while looking for local attractions, I came upon the Springfield Art Museum. The building is rather plain from the outside, but this museum is a real treasure for Springfield. There was a exhibit of local students' artwork that was amazing. What a treat for a museum to open up gallery space... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

We spent several hours recently at the Springfield Art Museum and couldn't have been more impressed. Enjoyed the diversity of the exhibits tremendously.

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