Women of Distinction

Exhibition Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 02, 2019

Women of DistinctionWhile the youthful, idealized female nude captivated artists as far back as ancient Greece, others rejected tradition and turned their attentions to beauty beyond the classical ideal. This exhibition highlights portraits of nine women from the 16th–20th centuries, both in print and photograph, with subjects ranging from young to mature, from humble to affluent, from famous to nameless. All are linked by the emphasis on the subject’s remarkable character, imparting the beauty reflected in their strength, wisdom, and life experience.


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Fall, 2019 Museum Magazine, Women of Distinction Article

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Museum Galleries are CLOSED.
The Museum is preparing to move to a new location at the lower east level of Ellis Library in the center of the MU campus.
Reopening date is as yet unknown. It is hope that the galleries will be open by Spring/Summer 2022.

"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