Museum of Art and Archaeology Columbia

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Museum of Art and Archaeology
1 Pickard Hall
University of Missouri
Tel: 573-882-3591


Corner of Ninth and University in Pickard Hall, on the Francis Quadrangle near the University's famous columns.

Where are we going today?

Located on the historic Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus, the Museum of Art and Archaeology is the only AAM-accredited art museum in mid-Missouri. Its galleries include archaeological materials and ancient art from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Anatolia, Greece and Rome (including the mummy shroud of Taathyr, the daughter of Thatres); a separate gallery showcases artifacts from the Byzantine and medieval periods. The European and American Gallery includes major artworks including portions of a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection in Renaissance and Baroque Art, as well as works by renowned 19th century American artists. Other galleries include modern and contemporary works by artists including Pablo Picasso, N.C. Wyeth, Dale Chihuly, Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Demuth. Don't miss the marvelous sclpture, Maudelle, by mid-20th century African American artist Beulah Ecton Woodard. South Asian art, with a strength in medieval Indian sculpture, is presented in the Carlebach gallery, with smaller exhibits of African and Oceanic art. Three additional galleries host traveling or temporary exhibitions.
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When can we go?

9am-4pm T-F; 12pm-4pm Sat-Sun; closed Monday

Teachers corner

The Museum's website ( full information for educational groups and includes teacher resources..

I'm Hungry!

The Heidelberg Restaurant, Noodles and Company, Domino's, Chipotle, Campus Grill and Shakespeare's Pizza are all within a two block radius..

Doing our bit

Just outside the Museum, on the Francis Quadrangle side of the building, is a Metasequoia, an ancient form of "fossil" tree once thought extinct..

Need a little extra help?

The Museum is fully ADA accessible..

Baby Facilities

The Museum's website has updated information for families visiting with small children..

Can I get one of those?

The Museum has a highly regarded gift shop with souvenirs, games, posters, postcards and jewelry..

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    Wonderful permanent collection. Unfortunately a well kept secret. Turn the TV and video games off and take the kids!

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