University Students: The Museum Advisory Council of Students


University students in the Ancient GalleryIf you are a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, you are just a few minutes from one of the most important university art museums in the Midwest. The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the third largest visual arts museum in Missouri, with the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City being the two largest. The Museum of Art and Archaeology’s holdings include an extensive collection of Greek and Roman artworks and artifacts, as well as paintings, prints and drawings from the Medieval through Modern periods. It also houses an important gallery of plaster casts, exact replicas of Greek and Roman sculpture. From ancient art to modern creations, there's something for everyone at the Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Re-established in 2005, the Museum Advisory Council of Students is a volunteer organization whose aim is to foster the educational mission of the Museum of Art and Archaeology. MACS encourages applications from students who have an interest in art, a willingness to learn, a desire to serve, and time to volunteer. Students from any academic discipline can join – no previous art knowledge is required. We welcome candidates who speak other languages so that we may reach a broader community.

There are many benefits to joining MACS. You will receive enrichment in the arts, opportunities to take part in the Museum's university and community outreach programs, social events each semester, and time with others who are passionate about the arts. Participation in an extracurricular club looks great on a resumé, and best of all, MACS is a fun way to meet other students and enrich your experience at MU. The group helps implement a number of different projects at the Museum, including the popular Art after Dark in April.

Mission Statement

The mission of MACS is to raise awareness of the art resources, exhibitions and public programs available at the Museum of Art and Archaeology to the students of MU.

Membership Requirements

Applicants and Members must meet the following requirements:

  • Be officially enrolled in the University of Missouri or another institution of higher learning
  • Participate in MACS meetings and events
  • Be willing to serve on the council for a minimum of one year (September – May)

MACS Officers 2017-2018

Brianna Veal    President 
 TBA                 Vice-President
Meg Milanick  Treasurer

For more information about the Museum Advisory Council of Students, click here.

MACS Facebook page

For more information about membership and events, please contact the Museum of Art and Archaeology's European and American Curator Alisa Carlson at or 573-882-1699.

MACS Events

2017 Art After Dark results coming soon!

2016 Art After Dark results

Audience Favorite

The audience favorite (selected by attendees) was Renee Brochure, MACC, Grey Area, mixed media [artist with her work in photo] and the first place winner Mackenna Surdyke, MU, Untitled (girls with ottoman), Digital Photography [in photo left; artist not pictured]. 

Thank you to all who participated!

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"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