MSU Brick City Gallery

  • Address : 215 W. Mill St., Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 829-5092
  • Website : art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm
  • Hours of Operation : Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday and University holidays

MSU Brick City Gallery welcomes Perspectives: the 2nd Annual K- 12 International Baccalaureate Art Show, as well as continuing its traveling Smithsonian exhibit Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.

 

Perspectives is taking place at Brick City and The Creamery Arts Center. The Brick City show honors students from all five International Baccalaureate schools within the Springfield Public School District. Artists in grades K-10 from Boyd, Central, Field, Pipkin, and Rountree will exhibit work at Brick City Gallery; the Creamery Show features Central’s IB program and includes live performances. Free bus transportation between Brick City and The Creamery will be available via a grant from the Springfield Public Schools Foundation.

 

Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project features images of everyday life in 1970s America: disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl. At a time when the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal wore on the national psyche, a burgeoning movement to protect our natural environment was gaining force.

 

The exhibition’s three sections are named after popular songs of the time: “Ball of Confusion” documents the tumultuous environmental, political, and social reality of the 1970s; “Everybody Is a Star” showcases vibrant and diverse examples of self-expression – bell-bottoms, bare midriffs, mini dresses, and bright colors – all in stark contrast to the buttoned-up fashions and accompanying societal norms of the 1950s and early 60s; and  “Pave Paradise” illustrates the fragmented landscape of America in the 1970s.

 

MSU Brick City Gallery

MSU Brick City Gallery welcomes Perspectives: the 2nd Annual K- 12 International Baccalaureate Art Show, as well as continuing its traveling Smithsonian exhibit Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.   Perspectives is taking place at Brick City and The Creamery Arts Center. The Brick City show honors students from all five International Baccalaureate schools […]

  • 215 W. Mill St., Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 829-5092
  • art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm
  • Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday and University holidays