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January 2019

Pairings: Encounters with the Collection

January 10 - May 26
Installation view from "Pairings: Encounters with the Collection"
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The Hill Becomes the Valley

American Landscape Photography from the
P. John Owen Collection

January 26 - May 26
William Clift, "Factory Butte, Utah," 1975; gelatin silver print. Gift of P. John Owen in memory of P. Cecil Owen and Marceille F. Owen.

A recent bequest to Daum Museum of Contemporary Art greatly expands the museum’s holdings in the area of twentieth century American landscape photography. The gift comes from the late P. John Owen, a native Sedalian, who left the artworks to the Daum in memory of his parents, P. Cecil Owen and Marceille F. Owen, also former residents of Sedalia. Owen’s bequest includes 132 prints by 45 photographers that primarily portray the sublime beauty of the American West and Southwest in…

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May 2019

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

May 23 @ 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 - August 18

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

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: A Summer Social

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daum Museum Outside at Night

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,” 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 fourth Thursday of the month this summer,…

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Sarah Nguyen: Winged Eclipse, Momentary Shadows

June 28 - August 25

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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Constructions & Interventions: Photographs from the Collection

June 28 - September 15

The prints in this exhibition are the culmination of the photographer’s inventiveness and synthesis of ideas, departures from traditional notions of photographic documentation and reportage. From John Pfahl’s intervention in the Utah landscape to Linda Connor’s interpretation of the Birth of Venus, this exhibit highlights the many varied approaches with which images may be constructed and manipulated.

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Salon Style: Contemporary Prints from the Collection

June 28 - September 22

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

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

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daum Museum Outside at Night

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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August 2019

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: SpoFest

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daum Museum Outside at Night

Summer Nights at the Daum presents: Spofest, an evening of spoken word and music. Thursday, August 22, at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. In the final Summer Night event, the Daum will host SpoFest, a community group that promotes the writing and sharing of poetry and prose in the Sedalia area. Readers include Missouri's current poet laureate Aliki Barnstone, Missouri's first poet laureate Walter Bargen, Faith Bemiss, Doug Kiburz, Debbie Noland, and Mark Pearce. Music will be…

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