Springfield Museums http://wamc.org en Exhibit On Art Deception Debuts In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/exhibit-art-deception-debuts-springfield <p>There are forgeries hanging in an art museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. But before anyone calls the cops, you should know the paintings are part of an unusual exhibit highlighting the multimillion dollar industry of fake art.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As long as art has existed there has been art forgery.&nbsp; As long as there is a big money art market there will be attempts to fool dealers and collectors.&nbsp; Modern science is making it harder to pull the wool over the eyes of museum directors and art historians.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:24:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 83539 at http://wamc.org Exhibit On Art Deception Debuts In Springfield Rare Artifact, Misidentified,Found In Museum Storage http://wamc.org/post/rare-artifact-misidentifiedfound-museum-storage <p>The Springfield Museums will soon put on public display a rare anthropological treasure that had been misidentified and kept in storage for more than a century.&nbsp; Officials &nbsp;at the science museum in Springfield, Massachusetts announced the discovery today.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 80147 at http://wamc.org Rare Artifact, Misidentified,Found In Museum Storage Springfield City Council Endorses Cultural District http://wamc.org/post/springfield-city-council-endorses-cultural-district <p>Pittsfield has one. So do Easthampton, Shelburne, and a half-dozen more communities across Massachusetts. Now the largest city in western Massachusetts wants to create a state-designated cultural district.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The Springfield City Council voted unanimously this week to authorize the proponents of a downtown cultural district to apply for an official designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The goals of the district are to attract artists and cultural economy entrepreneurs to generate business and jobs and promote tourism.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:37:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 69591 at http://wamc.org Springfield City Council Endorses Cultural District Touring Exhibit Explores History And Science Of The Guitar http://wamc.org/post/touring-exhibit-explores-history-and-science-guitar <p>A touring exhibition celebrating the world’s most recognizable and influential musical instrument, the guitar, opened today in Springfield Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The exhibit at the Springfield Museums is a mix of art, history, science and pop culture. It shows the evolution of &nbsp;string instruments from the guitar’s early ancestors, &nbsp;the first appearance of &nbsp;the now familiar guitar curve shape in the 1400s ,and the best selling modern designs by American &nbsp;guitar makers, Martin, Fender and Gibson.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 56071 at http://wamc.org Touring Exhibit Explores History And Science Of The Guitar Projects Over A Decade Have Big Impact On Neighborhood http://wamc.org/post/projects-over-decade-have-big-impact-neighborhood <p>Another public works project is planned in an historic part of downtown Springfield. It is an area of the city that has already seen close to $200 million in government investment over the last decade. WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 42595 at http://wamc.org Projects Over A Decade Have Big Impact On Neighborhood Stick Sculpture Is Added To Springfield Museums http://wamc.org/post/stick-sculpture-added-springfield-museums <p>A large castle made of sticks has been built in Springfield Massachusetts.&nbsp; It is not child&rsquo;s play, but the work of world-renowned artist.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 42139 at http://wamc.org Stick Sculpture Is Added To Springfield Museums