Past Exhibitions

Steve Costelberry, "Vertical, student & teacher", 1980; photography

Missouri Photo Workshop: 1980 Sedalia

August 31 - October 1, 2023

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 …

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Sol LeWitt, "Wavy Brushstrokes Superimposed," 1995; etching; 35 x 35 in. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.


August 16 - December 17, 2023

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 …

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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.

a place like this

August 12 - December 17, 2023

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 …

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Carol Fleming, United Forest, 2001