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Missouri Museum Madness: Art

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia.

Why do people love art? Art makes you think. Art makes you feel. Art is a universal language. Fortunately you don’t have to limit your love for art to one style or period. You can equally love the abstract paint splatters of Jackson Pollock as much as the intricate glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of …

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Soak in History and Culture in St. Charles

Missouri's First State Capitol in St. Charles

The simple definition of museum is a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific and historical objects) are collected and shown to the public. I did say that was the “simple definition.” Museums come in all shapes and sizes, with different collections and focus, but one thing is common, they are a place …

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Missouri Sculpture Parks to Cure Cabin Fever

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Sculpture parks offer an immersive cultural experience that allows you to get outdoors while enjoying the crisp air of a Missouri winter. From the grand Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis to the quaint Above Beyond Sculpture Garden at a Blue Springs elementary school, sculpture parks and gardens in Missouri help you to avoid cabin fever this winter. Here’s a …

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Enjoy the Show: Kansas City Live Theaters

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Experience the city’s vibrant performing arts culture in these favorite local venues Kansas City’s performing arts venues are as diverse and captivating as the performances they host. Whether you’re in the mood for a touring Broadway musical, a family-friendly performance or a quirkier creation from a local playwright, you’ll find all of these—and more—in the city’s performance spaces. We’ve compiled …

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National Churchill Museum’s Launch of Art Exhibitions

Winston S. Churchill (British, 1874 – 1965)
Beach at Walmer
Oil on canvas, 1938
Private Collection

This fall is an exciting time for the National Churchill Museum as we launch two exhibitions showcasing the diverse artistic talents of the Churchill family. Starting in October, we’re pleased to announce an exhibition of the artwork of three members of the Churchill family; Churchill Family Artists.  Winston Churchill (1874–1965) is one of the most renowned statesmen of the 20th …

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Missouri Shows, Stories, and Sounds That’ll Give You the Shivers

This October, Missouri show, stories and sounds will get you into the Halloween mood.

Vampires, ghosts, zombies, and ghouls are prowling Missouri shows this month. They’re slinking across stages and screens—infesting festivals—invading concert halls, museums, galleries, and parks. Forewarned is forearmed! Here’s your guide to the artful scares lurking around our state. Fanciful Festivals Fall foliage at the peak of its glory is the brilliant backdrop for Missouri’s harvest and Halloween festivals. These three …

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Poet, Painter, Sculptor, Scribe: Artists Intertwine Disparate Skills

Missouri Arts Council Blog July 3

Michelangelo painted frescoes and carved statues. Miles Davis blew the trumpet and designed album covers. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote novels and drew hundreds of scenes and maps to illustrate the worlds he chronicled. In Missouri today, there are many artists whose creativity likewise flows through more than one channel—or as Peggy Wyman puts it, “have more than one arrow in their …

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Paint and Sip

The Canvas on Broadway

It was my “artsy-craftsy” sister’s birthday, and I’d found the perfect gift. A paint and sip evening at The Canvas on Broadway. What’s a paint and sip event? It’s a painting class where you also have wine and music and the best part is you don’t have to be artistic. I know I’m not, but I created a masterpiece all …

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Create Your Own Art: Family Arts and Crafts

Kids can express their creative sides in pottery classes around the state.

Throughout Missouri’s museums and exhibits you’ll find plenty of opportunities for the family to create their own arts and crafts. Here are a few stops to check out along the way … NORTHWEST Start your family arts and crafts adventure at the Puppetry Arts Institute , in Independence, to learn the history of puppetry and watch a featured presentation. Visit …

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Christmas Print Evokes Holiday Nostalgia

If you love nostalgic Christmas prints featuring our Missouri Route 66 heritage, the newest public art commission by Viva Cuba is one you can add to your gift list. The commission to Missouri artist Ray Harvey allows citizens to take public art into their homes. Harvey was commissioned to bring elements of Cuba’s past and present to life for a …

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