January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: January 5 - Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and Into Legend. January 12 - The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. January 19 - The Republican Heritage Book Series: Eastern States Exposition Centennial, On Being Italian, and A Not So Civil War, discuss the three new books. January 26 - Restoring our Victorian Home.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – May 14, 2017.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “Cats in Hats”

Exhibit Cats in Hats: Illustrations by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators’ Guild, through April 30, 2017. The exhibit features over 40 original works centered around the common theme of “cats in hats,” in honor of Geisel’s most famous work of children’s literature. For this exhibit, cats are represented in a variety of scenes – some cute and fanciful, others quite serious and even scary. An interactive space for visitors within the exhibit will include a special “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt, highlighting hidden cats located around the Museums’ campus.

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The Titanic Museum

Museum store update, January 27th 2010You'll step into home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection where you will relive 1912 at the Titanic Museum. Throughout the intimate landmark museum, visitors will see Titanic legends come to life. A tribute to the ill-fated liner, rare artifacts tell stories of passengers and crew. You will learn more about Titanic history and have lots of fun. The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Civil Rights Movement

Springfield Museums celebrates the dynamic leaders of what become known as the Civil Rights Movement. This exhibit features nineteen of the artist’s icons, including two on loan from Trinity United Methodist Church and Green Mountain College. Included are portraits of Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Ralph David Abernathy, Julian Bond, Fannie Lou Hamer, Harry Belafonte, Jeffrey Brace, and State Representative Benjamin Swan, among others. On January 15 at 2 p.m., Chatterton-Purdy will give a talk at the Wood Museum of Springfield History, sharing her personal insights into her work and her personal belief in the arts as a vehicle to achieving a more peaceful world.