‘Ohio’s Regionalists’ exhibition to open on Saturday

Buckeye state art and artists are the focus of the Springfield Museum of Art’s latest exhibition.

“Authentic Narratives: Ohio’s Regionalists, 1915-1950” will focus on 75 works from the first half of the 20th century when it opens Saturday, Sept 12.

A reception will open the exhibition, 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the Museum. Admission is $5 for nonmuseum members and free for members.

Regionalism was a style of American realist painting, emphasizing a move from city life and progress for the simpler rural or small-town life.

This exhibition will reflect the diversity of Ohio’s agriculture, industry and cultures.

It will be on display through Jan. 17, 2016, as well as part of the upcoming “Music at the Museum” event on Nov. 21 in conjunction with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available separately for this event.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and free to museum members and ages 17 and younger.

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