• Springfield Art Museum, Springfield
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 13, 2018 and August 5, 2018
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 13, 2018 and August 5, 2018
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sundays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

"Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O’Neill," organized by the Springfield Art Museum and curated by Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art opens Friday, April 13 at 5:30 PM and will run through August 5. This exhibit takes as its underlying theme the unification of all O'Neill's creative pursuits and examines how they were related, from her hundreds of illustrations for the major periodicals of the day, to her many illustrated advertisements, from her creation of the Kewpie doll, to her more secretive "Sweet Monster" drawings. This exhibition traces O'Neill's work in all media and will feature 150 works from a number of public and private collections including the Springfield Art Museum, the Huntington Library and Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bonniebrook Home and Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. The exhibit includes illustrations, rarely seen paintings, drawings, archival documents, personal effects, and smaller sculpture.

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