MU museum opens for a haunted night
Two-year-old Ella Dobkins had quite the night. Lady Hamilton praised her outfit and told her she could be a fashion model. Pablo Picasso shook her hand. And at the end of the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Haunted Museum Tour, the toddler got a big ol’ bag of treats, to boot.
The Way Things Go
Our intrepid docent Nancy Mebed has covered another Museum event, "The Way Things Go." The event celebrated the Smithsonian's National Museum Day on Saturday, September 25th and included an art film and a miniature horse. Enjoy!
Museum of Art and Archaeology to Participate in Blue Star Museums
The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 600 museums across America to offer free admission and museum shop discounts to all active duty military personnel and their from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010. Families can visit http://maa.missouri.edu for museum hours. The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov.
The 2010 Paintbrush Ball
Paintbrush Ball Invitation (pdf)
- Enjoy the sounds of “Kapital Kicks” big band
- Wine and appetizers in the Cast Gallery, Pickard Hall
- Silent auction and raffle in the Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center
- Dinner, dancing and live auction in the Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center
Paintbrush Ball RSVP card (pdf)
Paintbrush Ball Prints Acquisition Fund (pdf)
Paintbrush Ball Sponsors and Other Information (pdf)
Paintbrush Ball Poster (pdf)
Art in Bloom 2010 Winners
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Museum director elected president of Council for Museum Anthropology
Alex Barker, director of the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology, became President of the Council for Museum Anthropology - the nation's largest organization for social science museum professionals - at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
The Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest anthropological organization with more than 11,000 members worldwide. The Council for Museum Anthropology represents anthropologists working in or concerned with museums, including museum practice and the representation of culture.
"Museums are one of the most important places people learn about other times and other cultures," Barker says. "And we're unique in allowing people to engage authentic objects, to understand just how many different ways there are to be human." more (opens new window)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Museum of Art and Archaeology encourages everyone to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Vessel Glass by Gladys Weinberg published
The Museum of Art and Archaeology is pleased to note the publication of Vessel Glass by Gladys D.Weinberg and E. Marianne Stern, a new volume in the Athenian Agora series. The late Dr. Weinberg is a former Curator of Ancient Art and Assistant Director of the Museum. The Saul and Gladys Weinberg Gallery of Ancient Art is named for Dr. Weinberg and her husband Dr. Saul Weinberg.
A landmark in the study of ancient glass from Greece, Agora XXXIV presents 404 glass vessels excavated in the Athenian Agora. Although mostly fragmentary, examples are given of almost every type of glass known from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, and representative finds of Byzantine and later times. The remarkable value of this contribution to the history of glass is that so many of the fragments from the Agora can be dated by context. A thorough historical overview of the Agora takes full advantage of events such as the sack of the city by Sulla in 86 B.C. and the Herulian raid of A.D. 267, events that have left their imprint throughout the site and provide valuable dating information. The catalogued objects are discussed by period and shape with extensive descriptions of the various techniques of their manufacture. An appendix to the volume presents evidence for a possible Late Roman glass furnace in the Agora. Vitreous material has been found, as well as a fused glass vessel, similar to material excavated in the near-by Kerameikos that has been interpreted as evidence for glass making. The wide scope of glass vessel types presented in this volume will provide an essential reference book for those interested in glass known from antiquity.
New Exhibition: The Sacred Feminine: Prehistory to Post-Modernity
The Museum of Art and Archaeology opens this new exhibition this week, which runs from August 29 - December 24, 2009. (poster in pdf 4.5MB)
Art in Bloom 2009 Winners
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