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The Museum of Art and Archaeology is partnering with the Capitoline Museum in Rome to launch a major initiative in the scholarly study of ancient art


For more than a year officials of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, along with the MU Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Archaeometry Laboratory at the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR), have been in discussions with the Museum of the Capitoline in downtown Rome (the world’s oldest public museum) to plan and launch this project. The project will bring unstudied antiquities to MU for study, documentation, and analysis as part of an unprecedented pilot project to allow American museums access to the previously unstudied heritage of ancient Rome. Continue to check this site for more developments.

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MAA Receives Six New Warhol Prints

The Museum of Art and Archaeology recently received six original screenprints by artist Andy Warhol, a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Foundation was established after Warhol’s death in 1987, and in accordance with Warhol’s will, it has given prints to many institutions across the country to ensure “that the many facets of Warhol’s complex oeuvre are both widely accessible and properly cared for.”

In 2008, the Museum received more than 150 photographs by Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, which donated over 28,500 photographs to educational institutions across the United States. The 152 photographs, both Polaroid and silver gelatin prints, include images of pop icons such as Debbie Harry of Blondie; Ric Ocasek of The Cars; artists Paul Delvaux, Peter Schuyff and Christopher Makos; Warhol's partner Jon Gould; and Warhol's secretary Pat Hackett, editor of The Andy Warhol Diaries. These were included in an exhibition, The Faces of Warhol, which ran in three installments in 2009 and 2010.  A date for the display of the six screenprints is to be announced.

The Museum of Art and Archaeology has Moved!

The Museum is now closed to the public and has moved its collections to Mizzou North. Stay tuned for further updates!

Museum to Receive Gift of Important Korean Artwork

The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri is pleased to announce a gift of  artworks from The Wind Institute including a traditional pottery moon jar by acclaimed artist Kim Jeong-ok. Jeong-ok has been named a master of intangible cultural property by the Korean government (the ONLY ceramicist so designated by Korea and UNESCO). Kim Jeong-ok’s ceramics are currently in the collections of the Smithsonian and the British Museum, among others.

Additional works being presented to the Museum include a ceramic Buncheong Bottle with Bat Design, also by Kim Jeong-ok, and an Imperial Jade work by master craftsman Suh Ji-Min with Jade Seal by master craftsman Han Yong-Taek. Suh Ji-Min’s jade jewelry is in the collections of the Don Bosco Museum in Italy and Vienna Museum of Natural History

The gift was arranged by Mrs. Kyungja Lee, founder of The Wind Institute, an independent institute collaborating with the University of Missouri’s Office of International Programs to encourage scholars in the global community to focus on global issues. “I was thrilled when Mrs. Lee approached us with this offer,” said museum director Alex Barker. “We continue to build our strengths in worldwide ceramics from antiquity to the present, and this gift represents a major addition to our holdings of contemporary Asian pottery.”

Provost Brian Foster and Vice Provost for International Programs Handy Williamson will accept the gifts on behalf of the Museum and the University of Missouri at a reception Wednesday, January 30, at 11:00am in the Museum’s Cast Gallery.

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