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Benton Kidd, Curator of Ancient Art, has just published “Masonry Style in Phoenicia: Reconstructing Sumptuous Mural Decoration from the ‘Late Hellenistic Stuccoed Building’ at Tel Anafa” in Beyond Iconography: Materials, Methods and Meaning in Ancient Surface Decoration, edited by Sarah Lepinski and Susanna McFadden, and published by the Archaeological Institute of America. 

Alex Barker

Members of the world’s largest scholarly anthropological organization have elected the director of the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology as their new leader. Alex Barker, professor of archaeology, takes office as the vice president/president-elect of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) November 22. 

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.

MUSE 2012 Front Cover

Click through the PDF link to read the extended version of Mary L. Pixley's article on St. Catherine. 

Composite of Art

Our docents present a museum highlights tour! 

Hidden Treasure of Rome

Musei Capitolini e Università del Missouri insieme per “The Hidden Treasure of Rome”


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