Paris. Barcelona. Missouri. What might these three places possibly have in common? Incredible museums with collections spanning the globe and the centuries. Reserving a transcontinental flight can be a little tough on the pocketbook, so explore the amazing museums found in the Show-Me State.
At the University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Columbia, view remarkable finds from six continents, as well as works by some of Missouri's finest artists. The special installation titled Missouri Art and Artists showcases art by Thomas Hart Benton, Frank Stack, Frederick Oakes Sylvester and other renowned painters.
Speaking of renowned: The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th century German painting.
Across the state, in Kansas City, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of the nation's finest collections of modern and contemporary works by artists from around the world. The facility includes Cafe Sebastienne.
The Springfield Art Museum, houses twelve galleries of fine art, including more than 10,000 art objects, representing thousands of years of culture. Special collections include 19th, 20th, and 21st century American paintings; watercolors; sculptures and prints.
Get a glimpse of history through primary sources at the Missouri State Museum, housed in the beautiful Missouri Capitol, in Jefferson City. The museum's displays tell the tale of the Civil War in Missouri; share information about our state's veterans; shed light on our natural resources; and cover Missouri’s history.
In the northeast corner of the state, the Hannibal History Museum provides a great retrospective of Hannibal’s vibrant past. Known far and wide as the hometown of Mark Twain, Hannibal also gave rise to intrepid river explorers, pioneers, steamboat captains and lumber barons. This museum lets visitors discover the many interesting aspects of Hannibal's heritage.
History aficionados, avid readers and fans of a certain 1970s television show will love visiting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum, near Mansfield. While living at Rocky Ridge Farm, Laura wrote the “Little House” books, which are cherished by children everywhere. Guests may tour the two homes on the farm, as well as view such artifacts as handwritten manuscripts and the fiddle owned by Pa Ingalls.