The 3rd Annual Festival of Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on April 10, 2015 in Art, Garden, Museums, Out & About |

CPT America and I had such a good time last night. We attended the 3rd Annual Festival of Flowers Culture and Cocktails night at the Springfield Museums. Area florists and garden club members were invited to respond, in floral form, to artwork and exhibits in all four of the Springfield museums. The results are a joy to see, and […]

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Superstars at the D’Amour

Posted by mrssmythe on February 12, 2015 in Art |

As I mentioned before, CPT America and I spent a morning getting reacquainted with the art in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts this past weekend. And what struck me afresh was the number of “superstar” artists contained in their collection. I don’t know why, but I never expected Springfield, Massachusetts to have so many big […]

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About that Origami Exhibit…

Posted by mrssmythe on January 27, 2015 in Art, Museums |

Last week the girls and I spent the afternoon at the Springfield Museums, taking in the new origami exhibit, Above the Fold. Wow. I had no idea paper folding had come so far. Pepper has tinkered with origami in the past, and what I expected to see at the museum were professional versions of the folded cranes […]

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Spotted at the D’Amour

Posted by mrssmythe on January 20, 2015 in Art, Museums |

The girls and I spent the morning at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, taking in the new origami exhibit. Some pretty amazing stuff. No photography was allowed, though, so I don’t have any images from the exhibit, but I do have some pictures of a remarkable sculpture I spotted outside the museum. Isn’t it […]

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Free Fun Friday

Posted by mrssmythe on July 24, 2014 in Art, Museums, Out & About |

Last week the girls and I landed in on the Springfield Museums’ “Free Fun Friday”. It was a complete accident, but a happy one, and allowed us to enjoy some really fun programs and performances that the museums had put together for the afternoon. Ginger’s favorite, by far, was the costumed interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry […]

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