"Fall From Grace" (1993) Arnaldo Roche-Rabell

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. We participated by featuring Hispanic artists from our collections on social media and as part of…

Safari Dan: Poison Dart Frogs

  Poison dart frogs are active during the day. Their brilliant colors warn predators of their toxic nature. They are tropical rain forest dwellers in Central and South America. Most…

In Gratitude to David Starr (1922-2019)

"As a catalyst and a visionary, David Starr leveraged his considerable skills, influence and expertise to preserve and expand the Springfield Museums for generations to come," said Kay Simpson, CEO…

Johnson’s Bookstore, A History

Johnson’s Bookstore, an iconic Main Street institution in Springfield, Massachusetts, for over a century, was established by Henry R. Johnson in 1893. It was owned and managed by four generations…

Mallary Family Donates Pynchon Medal

The descendants of Lucy Walker Mallary, recipient of a Pynchon Medal in 1928, gathered in the Deco Room of the DMFA on Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day), for a reunion…

student painting with watercolor

Five Reasons to Take a Class at the Museum School

Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation leads to positive change. The Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself…