Drawing Inspiration: Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Permanent Collection

Drawing Inspiration: Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Permanent Collection

May 24 – October 9, 2016

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Diversity has become a hot topic at MU, and this month, the university is taking another step toward broadening educational opportunities. Afro-Cuban Artists: A Renaissance offers a chance for the community to learn about cultural a


The 2016 Paintbrush Ball held on April 16th was a tremendous success! 183 individuals attended the event raising over $40,000. A highlight of the Ball was when a painting Portrait of a Lady was unveiled. logo

It’s up there with drug and weapons smuggling. The theft and trafficking of priceless archeological relics from Italy and other custodian countries of world history is a global billion dollar problem. That is what drew government officials, law enforcers, art experts and scholars to the Italian embassy in Washington, D.C. last week.

Read more here.

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Art in Bloom at the Museum of Art and Archaeology hosted nine floral arrangements created by six florists, floral students, and area garden clubs.

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People are complicated — artists, especially so.

No matter how solitary their process, no artist can be considered an island. Consciously or not, they internalize outside conversations and concerns, translating them into something distinctly their own.

Check out the rest of the Tribune article here!

Learn more about the related April conference here!

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The Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North hosted “Experimenting with Color” on Saturday.

Byron L. Smith (American, b. 1960) Martin Luther King Jr. 1929–1968, 1989 Color serigraph Gift of the artist in memory of his grandmother, Laura Garcia Davis (2005.32)

As Black History Month begins, and a new year still finds its footing, the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology is displaying works by black American artists — works that show us the world they lived in and, in some cases, the world they wanted to inhabit. Read the rest of the Columbia Tribune article here!

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Listen up! Here is your chance to have a tour with our director, Dr. Alex Barker!

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KBIA considers beauty at the Museum. Listen here!


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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