Coronavirus: Springfield museum’s Pumpkin Path Walk canceled

The Springfield Museum of Art will offer a new Halloween activity with its Pumpkin Path Walk, Oct. 28-30, which will feature carved jack-o-lanterns submitted by the public, a lighted path, food trucks and free admission to view the museum's galleries. BRETT TURNER/CONTRIBUTOR

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The Springfield Museum of Art will offer a new Halloween activity with its Pumpkin Path Walk, Oct. 28-30, which will feature carved jack-o-lanterns submitted by the public, a lighted path, food trucks and free admission to view the museum's galleries. BRETT TURNER/CONTRIBUTOR

The Springfield Museum of Art’s Pumpkin Path Walk is canceled due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Clark County.

“Due to the increasing numbers associated with COVID-19, the Springfield Museum of Art is cancelling the Pumpkin Path Walk...,” Jessimi Jones, the executive director of the Museum of Art said.

The walk, featuring a lighted path of pumpkins behind the museum and food trucks, was scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today through Friday.

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“We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to celebrate with you next Halloween,” the Springfield Museum of Art said in a post on their Facebook page.

Jones told the News-Sun that the impetus for this event was the loan of a sculpture by international acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama.

The sculpture, on display through Nov. 1, is an 800-pound, 56.5 inches by 45 inches work made of mirror polished bronze and black spirit dye.

“The big comment we’ve heard is just how big it is,” Jones said. “It’s a very special piece of art and we’re glad to have it on loan to us.”

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Even though the event is canceled, Jones said, “visitors can still view the sculpture during regular museum hours.”

The Springfield Museum of Art is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday though Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Visitors to the Springfield Museum of Art for its Pumpkin Path Walk event, Oct. 28-30, can view one of the biggest pumpkins in the art world, an 800-pound sculpture by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. BRETT TURNER/CONTRIBUTOR

Credit: Brett Turner/Contributor

Visitors to the Springfield Museum of Art for its Pumpkin Path Walk event, Oct. 28-30, can view one of the biggest pumpkins in the art world, an 800-pound sculpture by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. BRETT TURNER/CONTRIBUTOR

Credit: Brett Turner/Contributor

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Visitors to the Springfield Museum of Art for its Pumpkin Path Walk event, Oct. 28-30, can view one of the biggest pumpkins in the art world, an 800-pound sculpture by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. BRETT TURNER/CONTRIBUTOR

Credit: Brett Turner/Contributor

Credit: Brett Turner/Contributor

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