The Museum of Art and Archaeology holds more than 15,000 objects, ranging from paleolithic hand axes to Picassos. Highlights include extensive antiquities collections, 19th and 20th century European and American art, and a Kress Foundation Study Collection of Renaissance paintings, as well as growing collections of non-western art.
Permanent galleries of ancient, medieval, European and American, and contemporary art, non-western galleries featuring African and South Asian collections, as well as temporary galleries currently showcasing "Two Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities by Tom Huck."
In addition, there will be a special program offewred in conjunction with the State Historical Society of Missouri. Immediately after the Civil War, George Caleb Bingham painted a picture representing the enforcement of ORDER NO. 11, an 1863 military directive that forced the evacuation of much of Western Missouri. The State Historical Society of Missouri’s art curator, Dr. Joan Stack, will provide tours of the SHS gallery featuring the painting dressed as Bingham’s wife, and SHS and MAA staff will host a series of interactive activities related to the painting and the Civil War sesquicentennial. No Pre-registration required.
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