Museum of Art and Archaeology

University of Missouri


Check out the latest issue of the Museum Magazine. Includes articles on Jun Kaneko, Robert F. Bussabarger, and more!

Kathie Lucas and Emma, the Docent Dog

From our friends at the Center for the Future of Museums:

Emma, the Docent Dog is a unique addition to Columbia’s art world. As the official canine tour guide and ambassador for the University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology, Emma is a welcome sight to staff and visitors alike. 

A new chapter opens Sunday in the history of the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Composite of Art

Our docents present a museum highlights tour! 


"Lovely Maiden" Mask from Angola
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W

Explore the world of masks in the Museum, from different cultures and times. Learn about the function of masks in general and why people all over the globe use them. Decorate your own Ibis mask.

Free and open to the public.

Pyramid detail
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W

Learn about Egyptian burial practices from the artifacts on view in the Museum. Then create an Egyptian artifact to take home.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: Mizzou North, Room 707

Directed by William Wyler
Starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda

Free and open to the public!

Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W

Mythology is everywhere in the Museum. Let’s find stories in art together and create a portrait of the hero from your favorite myth.

Free and open to the public.

2015 Summer Camp handout
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W

Showing and Telling: Stories and Tales in the Museum of Art and Archaeology

Each day the campers will visit the museum galleries to see and hear Greek and Roman myths, Buddhist and Christian stories, portraits and biographies, and tales of Missouri.  Inspired by art in the museum, campers will work on showing and telling their own story to be presented in final form Friday afternoon. 

Mizzou North
115 Business Loop 70 West
Online Contact Form
Phone: 573-882-3591

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays and University holidays

"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association