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May 2023

Synthesis

May 25, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Brett Butler, "Over the Rainbow," 2023; digital photograph; 16 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Synthesis brings together artists from across the region who are actively participating in local artist communities. It is the first of many exhibitions that seek to identify and support the artists who help to define our cultural landscape. This exhibition is open to members of the Sedalia Visual Art Association, Mid-Missouri Artists, Inc., Columbia Art League, and participants in NoBro art events.

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Long Way Home: C. Finley

May 25, 2023 - September 3, 2023

In the colorful, experiential art of C. Finley, incandescent paintings designate sites for community, exhibitions are laboratories, and representational power is decentralized. Her art and public works produce the conditions needed to change our world, encouraging other artists to create alongside her in spaces defined by vibratory beauty where all are welcome to glimpse the utopia that is already present, that we need only lean into. C. Finley, Founder and Curator of the Every Woman Biennial and director of the…

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July 2023

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.

Museum closed for Fourth of July

July 3, 2023 - July 5, 2023

The Daum Museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, 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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August 2023

a place like this

August 12, 2023 - December 17, 2023
Nancy Newman Rice, "Afterwards I," 2019; oil on canvas on panel; 40 x 40 in. Museum Purchase with funds from the Douglass Freed Endowment for Acquisitions.

This exhibition looks at the idea of place from a variety of perspectives and approaches to making. Utilizing both representational and conceptual approaches, a wide range of manifestations of place serve to show us what is familiar and quite different from our own piece of the world. These works are meant to serve as a window to the larger environment and raise our awareness of the experience we have in our everyday surroundings.

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color–shape–line

August 16, 2023 - December 17, 2023
Sol LeWitt, "Wavy Brushstrokes Superimposed," 1995; etching; 35 x 35 in. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.

color–shape–line is a selection of works from the Daum collection that focuses on abstraction since 1965. The exhibition showcases artists from around the world who have utilized the visual language of color, shape, and line to communicate their subjective experiences. Approaches from geometric to lyrical abstraction are present in this grouping.  While the degree of departure from representation varies, all the pieces in the exhibition invite the viewer to interpret and share in the process of understanding.

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Missouri Photo Workshop: 1980 Sedalia

August 31, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Steve Costelberry, "Vertical, student & teacher", 1980; photography

In anticipation of Missouri Photo Workshop’s return for its 75th anniversary, this exhibition features work from the 1980 MPW that took place in Sedalia. The Missouri Photo Workshop has been documenting small-town America for over seven decades. The roots of the Missouri Photo Workshop are embedded firmly in six decades of rich tradition; current workshops carry principals present from the beginning. When the late Clifton C. Edom of the Missouri School of Journalism founded the Missouri Photo Workshop in 1949,…

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September 2023

Animal/Vegetable/Mineral

September 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024
Jim Dine, "Sun's Night Glow", 2000; ink on paper, 40 x 55 in.

This exhibition takes the form of a familiar childhood game and is meant to enhance the desire and ability of visitors to creatively think and question the work presented. Most visitors will have heard of or played Twenty Questions, which is sometimes called animal, vegetable, or mineral. Other visitors will be familiar with the Linnaeus classification system and others will have heard of the radio and television game show of the same name. This approach provides multiple points of entry…

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Y`akyi nnwa: Let’s Have a Conversation

September 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024
Sniper, "Half and 1/2", 2023; stoneware, resin, found objects, and wood; 40 x 35 x 5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Vincent Frimpong (SNIPER) and Ross Junior Owusu are contemporary Ghanaian artists currently based in the United States. This two-person exhibition is a place for sharing the visual language of "What does it mean to be African?"

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November 2023

Daum Museum Closed for Thanksgiving Break

November 22, 2023 - November 24, 2023
Tracy Miller (American, b. 1966), "Pie Hole," 2002; oil on canvas; 60 x 60 in. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Daum Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24, 2023. The museum will return to normal hours on Saturday, November 25. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving! Image: Tracy Miller (American, b. 1966), Pie Hole, 2002; oil on canvas; 60 x 60 in. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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December 2023

Daum Museum Closed for Winter Break

December 20, 2023 - January 1, 2024
VTS Image August 24

The Daum Museum will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 20, 2023-Monday, January 1, 2024. The museum will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Happy Holidays! Image: Victor Babu, “Copper Red Charger” (detail), 2007; glazed porcelain. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

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