Skip to main content
Afloat: Artists and Rivers
On view through April 18, 2021
Springfield Art Museum
Springfield, Missouri

Southwest Missouri is home to numerous natural resources. Easy access to beautiful parks, trails, and waterways is an important draw for tourists and residents alike. But it may come as a surprise that the Ozarks, and the Current and Buffalo Rivers in particular, were at the forefront of the national effort to protect this country’s natural rivers.

This exhibition, pulled entirely from the Museum’s collection, explores a wide range of river-based work from our local rivers and beyond, reflecting upon the importance of this resource as both a natural amenity and a source of artistic inspiration.

Sharon Zimmerman, Turkey Run II, 2000, watercolor on paper. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. © Sharon Zimmerman