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“Ansel Adams great exhibit,,,,the rest of museum average”

Springfield Museum of Art
Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Springfield
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Situated in beautiful Cliff Park along Buck Creek, Springfield Museum of Art (SMoA) mounts a broad array of changing exhibits featuring outstanding creations from both established and emerging artists, balanced with galleries that showcase works from the Museum’s superb permanent collections, including significant work by Ohio and self-taught artists. The Museum boasts a remarkable permanent collection of American art from the late 1700s to the present. The seven exhibit galleries surprise and delight visitors with artwork from the familiar to the fantastic. Visitors can explore a wide variety of changing exhibitions, walk the Sculpture Trail and engage in activities in the Chakeres Interactive Art Lab. Partnerships with community organizations bring art classes, concerts, and artist talks to the Museum.
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Ansel Adams has come and gone. I wish there had been a little more meat for the rest of museum. However the exhibit was $8 bucks per person. Discounts offered for AARP and seniors. Has restrooms, nice staff, one floor, lots of parking. I was glad to support Art Museum and will look for future exhibits.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

The photographs are all signed by Ansel Adams, himself. He took many at the "decisive moment."
Adams' "Moonrise" at Hernandez, New Mexico is his best example of that once-in-a-lifetime moment. He "zoned" it! Visitors interact in the entire museum. That is, they ask one another questions and share their personal stories about the photographs as well as the paintings from the permanent collection of the museum. The placement and style of the windows of the museum is clever. Be sure to gaze up while you are in each room! The library is open to the public. Ohio museum catalogs are featured. Texts on individual artists are also available for a look. Don't plan on more than two hours to visit the museum. It you are there at closing, 5 p.m., then follow up your Springfield visit with dinner at the local Bistro--a fine and affordable restaurant.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We toured this museum recently, after seeing an article about the Ansel Adams Special Exhibit that will be there through May 11, 2014. Classic Images include 72 black and white photographs that Adams personally printed for his daughter, a portfolio he felt included his best pictures. Taken between 1921-1968, they include Moonrise, Hernandez, NM, Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite and Spanish American Woman near Chimayo, NM. The Bosca Gallery included works by Gilbert Stuart and Thomas Sully. It took us approximately two hours to tour the museum. The entrance fee is $8 for non-members. We also enjoyed checking out Buck Creek which runs adjacent to the museum along the Buck Creek Bike Trail.

Thank zulou
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

It has been a while since I had visited but through years of painstaking efforts. ..many private contributions has kept the musems standard of beauty and unending quality something to behold...definitely worth the visit!

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Nice variety of pieces, but check current exhibit if you want to be impressed. Building itself is quite striking.

Thank sadiedad
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