Starting this March, they have the All-School Exhibition, in which students from all over the community in grades kindergarten through 12th grade get to show their artistic talents to the Springfield community. All Youth Month is a celebration that has been a fundamental part of the museum’s exhibition schedule for more than 40 years.
In April, be sure to catch “Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O’Neill.” Rose O’Neill rose to fame with her creations of the Kewpies characters in the early 1900s. This exhibition displays O’Neill’s illustrations, rarely seen paintings, drawings and much more.
From June through August, the 57th annual Watercolor USA appears in the museum, allowing artists from all 50 states to compete for cash prizes and for the chance for the museum to purchase some of the original works. This exhibition was created by the Springfield Art Museum in 1962 to attract the best contemporary American watercolor artists, and more than 50 years later, it’s still drawing talent from across the nation.