Current Exhibitions

Threads That Bind: Elucidating Diverse Voices of Womanhood

February 25 - July 30, 2023

Threads That Bind offers a new lens into the complex visual history of Women’s Work. Through a diverse range of mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and a challenging representation of textiles, this show aims to reframe traditional gender norms and offer a fresh, empowering perspective on what it means to be a woman artist.   …

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Rena Small, "Andy Warhol," from the "Artists' Hands Grid Continuum project", 1988; photograph; 10.500 x 13.000 in. Gift of the artist.

absence • presence

May 6 - September 3, 2023

absence • presence is an exploration of Daum’s collection built upon the framework of contrast. This context provides a method of amalgamation for dialogue about identity and existence across modes of representation and generations of makers. Kara Walker’s disruption of a historical text to tell the story of the American Civil War from the perspective …

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


May 25 - August 20, 2023

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 …

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Long Way Home: C. Finley

May 25 - 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 …

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Carol Fleming, United Forest, 2001