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Serenity by Design: Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight

March 25 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Why do some gardens make us feel so wonderful, relaxed and refreshed? Professional landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares her passion for creating ‘feel good’ gardens in this engaging, interactive talk. Sponsored by the Springfield Parks Department.

Mythology, the Mediterranean and Metaphor in the Visual and Performing Arts

March 30 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

How artists in two different mediums – paint and music – have portrayed or attempted to portray the characters, places and situations of mythology, nature and the human condition.

Archives of American Gardens: Capturing Garden History

April 6 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Be a part of history. Discover how Smithsonian Gardens is conserving American garden history with over 100,000 photographs and documents.

Modern Astronomical Research at Lowell Observatory

April 13 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

The lecture will emphasize the recent New Horizons mission, featuring up-to-date results of that spacecraft’s 2015 flight past Pluto and Lowell Observatory’s contributions to the mission.

Continuing Conversation: Modern Astronomical Research

April 13 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Lowell Observatory trustee W. Lowell Putnam, join curator of physical science Richard Sanderson for further discussion in Astronomy Hall in the Springfield Science Museum. Museum members only.

West Africa: Voodoo & Villages

April 27 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Visit four West African Countries – Ghana, Togo, Benin and Ivory Coast – to learn about some African indigenous beliefs.

Continuing Conversation: West Africa

April 27 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with photographer Amy S. Dane, join docent Dan Moraski for further discussion in R.E. Phelon African Hall in the Springfield Science Museum. Museum members only.

The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art & Modern Korea

May 4 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

In this class, the presenter will show two documentary films about Korea: one on the artistic and cultural achievements and another on Korea’s industrial achievements since the Korean War.

American Vistas: From the Hudson River to Uncharted Territories

May 11 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

An outgrowth of the Romantic movement, the Hudson River School was the first native art movement in the United States; it was strongly nationalistic both in its proud celebration of the natural beauty of the American landscape and in the desire of its artists to become independent of European schools of painting.

Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes

May 18 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

A key part of the founding of the United States was all the new imagery that was needed for a new nation.

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