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August 2023

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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October 2023

Of the Earth: Ceramics from the Collection

October 12, 2023 - March 30, 2024
Robert Sperry, "Plate #891A," 1989; glazed stoneware. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.

Of the Earth showcases a survey of ceramics from the Daum’s permanent collection. This exhibition displays a myriad of ways to create and finish artwork, ranging from traditional methods of firing to vessels coated with flocking. From platters to sculpture, these works highlight the diversity of the ceramic medium and the artists who created them represented in the museum’s collection.

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November 2023

Daum Museum Closed for Veterans Day

November 10, 2023

The Daum Museum will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day. The museum will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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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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March 2024

Closed for Spring Break
March 18 – March 22, 2024

March 18 - March 22
Philomene Dosek Bennett, "Check, Czech, Red Roses, Red Pitcher", 2004: oil paint on canvas, 72 x 60 in. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.

The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art will be closed for Spring Break March 18 - March 22, 2024 and will reopen March 23, 2024. The museum will be open both the weekends before and after with normal hours of 1-5 p.m.

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Museum Closed for Spring Holiday

March 29 - March 31
VTS Image February 22

The Daum Museum will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31 for the spring holiday. It will be open on Saturday, March 30 from 1-5 p.m. Image: Carol Stewart, Blue Painting, 2009; oil on paper on panel; 48 x 64 in. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.

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April 2024

2024 Annual Student Exhibition

April 11 - May 12
Taylor G. Barnes, "Grieving Achilles (detail)," 2023; acrylic on canvas.

The annual Student Exhibition, a State Fair Community College tradition dating back to the late 1960s, is open to all students currently taking studio art classes at the college. Interested student-artists collaborate with art department faculty to select work that best represents them. Each year, some 50 students exhibit close to 100 artworks in a variety of media. This year’s exhibition will showcase traditional media as well as new media.

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