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Museum of Art and Archaeology

Columbia, MO

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Address: Mizzou North 115 Business Loop 70 West How do we get there? Number: 573-882-3591
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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.

That's pretty amazing!

It's here the kids can learn a wealth about history, culture, art, and well, the world!

Within the Museum of Art and Archaeology, there are a number of galleries that each hold a treasure trove of artifacts. 

The 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).

Also at the museum is a separate gallery that 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. 

Want to know something REALLY iconic? Other galleries include modern and contemporary works by artists including the incredible Pablo Picasso himself, among others. 

If you want to visit again to the museum, you will likely see new and wonderful things on each visit, as three additional galleries host traveling or temporary exhibitions.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get into the wonderful world of art, and explore the past!

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

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Museum of Art and Archaeology FAQ’s

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

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

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

Docent-led tours are available and may be scheduled with a two-week notice prior to your visit.

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

The Museum's website (http://maa.missouri.edu) has full information for educational groups and includes teacher resources.

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

The Museum is fully ADA accessible.

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