THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS
THE ADDISON GALLERY
THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museum is comprised of five world-class museums; the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.
The Museums Association is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, a series of full–scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss's whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is slated to open in 2017.
Uniquely situated on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, The Addison Gallery of American Art’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. Most of the objects in The Addison’s collection are searchable through the museum’s website and available for classroom use. In addition to its annual shows, The Addison has also organized numerous nationally touring exhibitions, including shows such as American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927 – 1942 and Coming of Age, as well as retrospectives dedicated to artists such as John Marin, Sheila Hicks, William Wegman, Trisha Brown, Carroll Dunham, Wendy Ewald, Terry Winters, and Richard Stanciewicz. The Addison is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that reaches diverse audiences, including teachers, students from pre-kindergarten through college, and adults.
Over the last 20 years, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America. Founded in 1799, it is also the country's oldest continuously operating museum. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression. The museum's collection boasts superlative works from around the globe and across time — including American art and architecture, Asian export art, photography, maritime art and history, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Native American, Oceanic and African art. The collection also features Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house that is the only such example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States. www.pem.org/learn