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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.

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The 2010 Paintbrush Ball

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  • 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 Invitation (pdf)
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 poster
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

Pink Venus 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)
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Art in Bloom 2009 Winners
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Museum part of UN International Year of Natural Fibres

Year of Natural Fibres logoThe Museum of Art and Archaeology is proud to be part of the United Nations International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF).  The International Year of Natural Fibres was approved by the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations, which invited collaborations with governments, regional and international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to celebrate the Year and increase awareness and appreciation of natural fibers. The Museum applied to be part of this celebration, and in May 2009, we were approved and given permission to include the IYNF logo in our programming.

For more information regarding the International Year of Natural Fibres, please see IYNF, download the fact sheet (pdf - 5.9 MB), and watch the video (below).

The Museum's current exhibition on Pre-Columbian Textile Art: Design that Speaks Today is one part of the Museum's celebration of natural fibers.


Paintbrush Ball Thank You!

Another successful Ball, thanks to our wonderful supporters!

2009 Ball Slideshow (opens new window)Thank You!

Music of The Fine Art of Living
Reflections on artwork from the Museum of Art and Archaeology

posterThe MU School of Music’s Ars Nova Singers will perform music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries inspired by luxury arts objects from the Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Commentaries by:
Mary Pixley, Associate Museum Curator of European and American Art
Annett Richter, MU School of Music Faculty

Ensemble direction and supervision by:
R. Paul Crabb, Director of Choral Activities and Advisor
Brian Hartman, Graduate Conducting Student

February 20, 2009
7:00 pm
Jesse Hall Rotunda

The concert is FREE and open to the public

See the full flyer (pdf).


Dr. Kidd wins AIA "Best Flyer" Award

Dr. Benton Kidd, Associate Curator of Ancient Art at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, received the 2009 "Best Flyer" Award from the Archaeological Institute of America for his flyer advertising an AIA talk in October, 2008, by Alison Futrell of the University of Arizona. Her talk, "Blood and Power: Arena Spectacle and the Roman Empire" was co-sponsored by the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Kidd serves as President of the Central Missouri Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, which meets in Room 106 of the Museum building.

See the full flyer (pdf).


Film Premier: Women of Vision at MU's Museum of Art film posterand Archaeology

Produced as a collaborative effort between the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, Women of Vision focuses on the role of female artists throughout history. The film is narrated by Museum Curator of European and American Art, Mary Pixley.

February 5, 2009
Film: 5:30 pm, Room 106
Reception following, Cast Gallery


New Exhibition: exhibition illustrationDriven

The Museum of Art and Archaeology opens a new exhibition entitled Driven, which runs from January 24 - April 19, 2009.
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Museum receives original Andy Warhol photographs

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has selected the Museum of Art and Archaeology to receive more than 150 original photographs by the iconic pop artist. Two other museums in Missouri, both in St. Louis, also received gifts of art from the Foundation. more (opens new window)


A Centennial Celebration: Missouri exhibtion illustrationthrough Lens and Palette

The Museum of Art and Archaeology opens a new exhibition to commemorate the centennial of MU’s School of Journalism. Entitled Missouri through Lens and Palette, this exhibition will run from September 5 through December 24, 2008, and is a collaborative effort between the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Missouri Photo Workshop.
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Museum director honored

Alex Barker, director of the University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology, received the Society for American Archaeology's Presidential Award at its annual meeting March 28, 2008. more (opens new window)


Art in Bloom 2008 Winners!

The Museum of Art and Archaeology annually showcases a variety of fresh-cut floral arrangements by various mid-Missouri florists and garden clubs. more >>


The 2008 Paintbrush Ball
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  • Enjoy the sounds of “Kapital Kicks” seventeen-piece 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 Invitation (pdf - 9MB)
Paintbrush Ball RSVP card (pdf)
Paintbrush Ball Hogarth Prints Acquisition Fund (pdf - 9MB)
Paintbrush Ball Sponsors and Other Information (pdf)

2008 Slideshow (opens new window)


Museum acquires bust by African-American artist Beulah Woodard

The Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, announces the acquisition of a terracotta bust by African-American artist Beulah Woodard, entitled Maudelle (ca. 1937–1938). more (opens new window)


Meet Associate Curator Mary L. Pixley

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary L. Pixley as its new curator of European and American Art. more (opens new window)

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