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May 2019

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: Tommy Wizard from Circus Kaput

May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tommy Wizard from Circus Kaput

Summer Nights at the Daum presents Tommy Wizard from Circus Kaput 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, Stauffacher Theatre Free and open to the public Join us this summer as Daum Museum presents extended evening hours (until 8 p.m.) and special events on the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning with May and continuing through August (5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22). Tommy Wizard is an original, talented, and hilarious one-man circus. A member of the St. Louis-based Circus Kaput, Tommy excels…

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Dreams: Sedalia Visual Art Association Members’ Exhibition

May 25, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Matthew Kurz, "Slow Air Dreams," 2019; oil on canvas.

A celebration of diverse artworks by members of Sedalia’s oldest visual arts organization. SVAA’S members are award-winning artists from throughout west-central Missouri. Selections range from paintings and watercolors, collage and photographs, to sculptural objects in metal.

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June 2019
Daum Museum Outside at Night

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: A Summer Social

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. A summer social is the opening reception for the Daum's summer exhibitions, including Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows, Constructions and Interventions: Photographs from the Collection, Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection, and Dreams: Sedalia Visual Art Association Members’ Exhibition. Thomas Piché Jr., Daum Museum director, will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. The Daum Museum presents four special events and extended evening hours on the…

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Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows

June 28, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Installation view of "Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows."

Storytelling is central to Sarah Nguyen’s recent series of cut-fiber panels. Her blade-cut, intricate compositions are mostly landscape based and feature symbolic motifs—flora, fauna, and an ever-changing moon—to elicit childhood memories of myths, fables, and folklore. The large sheets are hung from the ceiling and away from the wall so that directed light casts strong shadows behind them, a nod to the flickering, fire-lit rituals of our paleo ancestors. Fiber cutting is a means of making drawing three-dimensional for Nguyen,…

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Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection

June 28, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Installation view of "Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection."

This exhibit features an extravagance of prints that well-illustrate how contemporary artists have found opportunities to expand their creativity through the print mediums’ varied avenues of investigation.

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July 2019

Museum Closed for 4th of July

July 4, 2019
Larry Rivers, “Bald Eagle George and Part of the Constitution,” 1987; lithograph in 14 colors, gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Daum Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen on Friday, July 5 with normal museum hours of 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Image: Larry Rivers, “Bald Eagle George and Part of the Constitution,” 1987; lithograph in 14 colors, gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Daum Museum Outside at Night

Summer Nights at the Daum presents:
Kay Brothers and Burney Sisters

July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6 p.m., Thursday, July 25, Stauffacher Theatre. Free and open to the public. The Daum will welcome the Kay Brothers and Burney Sisters in concert. Where the Brothers salute the stompgrass music traditions of the Ozarks, the close harmony of the Sisters produces an indie folk-pop sound. Together they'll have you dancing in your seats. Join us this summer as Daum Museum presents extended evening hours (until 8 p.m.) and special events on the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning…

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September 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia

September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Installation view of "Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia."

In conjunction with the exhibition Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated, Rebecca Hutchinson (whose work is included in that show) will construct a site-specific installation in the Daum Museum’s Scott Gallery. Hutchinson’s sculptural assemblages are influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Although her installations do not replicate nature, they reference the nesting and colonization of insects and birds, the search for space by plants, and massed floral motifs found on antique textiles. Hutchinson uses paperclay made from up-cycled materials (used…

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October 2019

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

October 12, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Mette Maya Gregersen, "Stalactites & Stalagmites," 2018; paperclay; 21 x 13 x 8 in. Courtesy of The International Paper Clay Exhibition Project.

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The artists choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics. The medium also increases freedom of expression for the artists, who reveal a breadth of technique, concept, and form. The works divide between figural and structural abstraction, with a few flirting with ceramics’ utilitarian traditions. The participating artists address…

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November 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson: Exhibiting Artist’s Lecture

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Installation view of "Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia."

Join us for Rebecca Hutchinson's artist lecture on Thursday, November 7, at 6 p.m., in the Stauffacher Theatre. Free and open to the public. Hutchinson will present an illustrated lecture concerning her Daum-specific installation Tranquil Bloom Sedalia. She will also tie her work into the companion exhibition Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated, and discuss the advancement of paperclay as a medium that both she and the 44 other artists in that exhibition have found to be well suited to a…

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