Join us each month!

Family Day at the Museum

Visit the museum each month for Family Day at the Museum with special activities for kids and docent-led tours. Stop by anytime 1 to 3 p.m.; free, no registration required. Visit the calendar for program dates.

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Family Day at the Museum

Get creative in our galleries!

Drop in & Draw

Stop by the museum to sketch in our galleries, instruction and materials provided, though you may bring your own sketch pad and pencils (no other mediums are allowed so to keep the art safe). Drop in & Draw instructors are generally available the first Saturday and second Tuesday of each month. Visit the calendar to see program dates.

Image: Frederick Emanuel Shane (American, 1906-1990), Kansas City Studio, 1930, pencil on paper, gift of Professor Frank H. Stack (77.13)

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Drop in & draw

A novel idea

Art of the Book Club

Since 2015, museum volunteers have organized an Art of the Book Club. Selected books relate to the museum’s collections, to special exhibitions, or to the arts in general. Scheduled meet-ups include lectures, films, docent led tours of the museum, and discussion groups. There are no dues and participation is free, though some programming paired with MU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has related fees. Visit the calendar for program dates. 

Claude Raguet Hirst (American, 1855–1942)
Still Life with Bowl (Lionel and Clarissa—A Comic Opera), 1922
Oil on canvas
Gilbreath-McLorn Museum Fund and Gift of Museum Associates (91.280)

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