March 1, 2024

The Springfield Center for the Arts is filled to the brim with beautiful artwork, plenty of space to think and is just the right place to expand your own creativity through interactive experience.
Located just off campus at 107 Cliff Park Road, a two-minute drive or 13-minute walk, the Springfield Center for the Arts provides a unique experience for a few spare hours of free time on campus.
The Center for the Arts, although closed Monday and Tuesday, is open every Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and every Sunday from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m.
The Center hosts the Springfield Museum of Art, which portrays galleries of artistry that anyone could find enjoyment in.
Some of the exhibits are permanent, while others switch out every couple of months.
Currently, the museum’s biggest gallery is featuring Norman Rockwell’s exhibit, “The Man Behind the Canvas.”
The exhibit features some of his best work, including magazine covers and lots of pictures of Rockwell with high-ranking celebrities. His work will be on display through Dec. 31.
“Artist as Teacher,” is in the main entrance gallery of the museum, featuring an array of sculpture and artwork mediums. This exhibit features a variety of different artists and their work. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 23.
“Please Reflect: Artists Work Together,” a body of work by Brian Kellett, is on display in the interactive gallery of the museum, featuring an exercise where you can leave comments or questions for artists reflecting on their work. This exhibit will leave the museum Oct. 30.
There are also two exhibits, “Point of View,” and “Portraiture Through Time,” on display indefinitely, featuring plenty of landscape art and portraits, in addition to 3-D sculptures and displays by a variety of artists.
Although the museum is filled with tons of artwork you can’t physically touch, the staff members have an attached interactive gallery where you can sit, learn a different method of painting or even draw your own artwork on a giant chalkboard filled with frames to put your piece in.
The museum will soon be putting up an exhibit entitled “Parks en Plein Air,” which will be on display starting Oct. 15. As the title suggests, an array of National Park artwork, specifically featuring the parks within Ohio, will constitute the exhibit.
The Springfield Center for the Arts also has an outdoor interactive exhibit, “Exploring the Sculpture Trail.”
For this interactive trail, there are two sculptures that start your adventure within the museum before you transfer outside to view the rest of the sculptures in a peaceful outdoor setting.
Many Wittenberg-affiliated events are hosted by the Springfield Center for the Arts, such as Wittenberg plays and even art classes. The Center also offers plenty of art classes and lectures open to anyone who wishes to learn.
Wittenberg students, when showing their IDs, can get into the museum for free.
Although the Springfield Center for the Arts may seem tiny, it hosts a variety of amazing artwork and fun-filled opportunities for a day when you have a couple hours to spare.
Students will quickly find themselves immersed in the beauty of the artwork and the fun that the interactive pieces require.

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