Springfield Student Art Shines In Springfield Museums

Springfield Student Art Shines in Springfield Museums

Viewing the work of our city’s children and youth is inspiring, and always delightfully surprising. There is so much skill there and so much wonderful imagination. We are proud to show it here at our Museums.—Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums

We are very excited about what our students have been learning and creating and we are very grateful to the Springfield Museums for the loving care that they give our students artwork and for their incredible support.Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick

The Springfield Museums present the Springfield Public Schools Youth Art Month exhibit, opening Saturday, February 29, in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

In celebration of National Youth Art Month, select artwork from students in more than fifty Springfield schools will be displayed throughout the galleries of the Smith Art Museum.  Works on paper and three-dimensional pieces will be included.

Viewing the work of our city’s children and youth is inspiring, and always delightfully surprising. There is so much skill there and so much wonderful imagination. We are proud to show it here at our Museums,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums.

Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick said Youth Art Month 2020 is especially meaningful. “This school year, we implemented art and music classes in every school and we are very excited about what our students have been learning and creating,” said Warwick. “For our students to have their creations displayed for a second year in the Springfield Museums is an honor that cannot be overstated. We are very grateful to the Springfield Museums for the loving care that they give our students artwork and for their incredible support.”

“The student artwork brings such energy to the museum galleries!” said Larissa Murray, Director of Education for the Springfield Museums. “I love that our partnership with the Springfield Public Schools allows us to showcase the great work of local students.”

National Youth Art Month is an annual observance held each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.

Admission to the Museums is FREE for Springfield residents with proof of address (license or state ID).