M.G. Nelson Family Gallery
Located on the main SAA Campus, the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery brings a variety of high-quality visual arts from the traditional to the most contemporary, from a cross the country to Springfield's front door . The gallery is free and open to the public. An average of twelve exhibitions rotate through the gallery each year. These exhibitions represent art from as close as the elementary school across the street and as far away as Russia.
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM
2018 Exhibition Schedule
Through the Eyes of John Starr Stewart
Curated by Curtis Mann, Stephanie Martin, and Sarah Adams
July 2 - 28, 2018
Reception: Friday, July 13, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Take a step back in time through the turn of the 20th century photographs by Springfield photographer John Starr Stewart. Stewart was a cellist who worked at the state auditor’s office during the time he took these photographs. His work included many images of every day life – his peers, Springfield sights, and special events were often pictured through his lens. The scrapbooks he created of cyanotype photos still exist in the Sangamon Valley Collection at the Lincoln Library and offer a personal glimpse into life c.1900.
We are excited to present this show in conjunction with Curtis Mann and Stephanie Martin from the Sangamon Valley Collection as part of a continuing partnership on Springfield history.
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