Art is Everywhere You Look


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educational museum , Museums , museum exhibits , museums , art (fine art) , Art and History , Art Galleries
Enjoy works of art in galleries and museums across Missouri.
Author: H&L Partners
Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” That is one problem you won’t encounter in Missouri, where there are plenty of attractions to encourage any artist.

Tour the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives, located in downtown Excelsior Springs, and marvel at intricate quilting techniques. The museum offers historical artifacts, school programs and the works of  national and local artists. Excelsior Springs has long been known for its famous mineral waters. Visit the Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural Museum, which boasts gorgeous Art Deco detailing; it once housed the world's longest mineral-water bar and a mineral-water baths.

Watch the interplay of color and light on the 500-square-foot glass mosaic Prairie Passage Mosaic Mural, inside the Official Missouri Welcome Center/Rest Area, located beside I-35 (mile marker 112), between the Iowa border and Eagleville.

Established in 1959 and known statewide, the Columbia Art League Gallery, in downtown Columbia, presents six exhibitions each year, displaying work by professional, non-professional and nationally acclaimed artists. Artworks in a variety of mediums are available for purchase in the sales area.

Kansas City offers a variety of art-related experiences.

For example, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City features one of America’s finest collections of Asian art as well as extensive collections of American, American Indian, Egyptian and European art. The Bloch Building contains galleries of contemporary and African art, photography and special exhibits. Don't overlook the art outdoors at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a collection of sculptures by many of the 20th century’s finest artists.

The Eclectics Gallery Artist Co-Op in south Kansas City, features unique handmade art, jewelry and gift items by local artists. Member artists on-site are ready to help you find just the right item and share stories of how it was made.

And the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has impressive collections of paintings, photographs and sculptures, along with film and video, and features works by prominent artists such as Dale Chihuly and Georgia O'Keeffe.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 33,000 works. 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. The museum offers a full range of featured exhibitions; a research library; four conservation labs; a varied annual schedule of special events; and community and school programs. Located in Forest Park (500 acres larger then New York's Central park), the Saint Louis Art Museum is the only permanent building remaining from the 1904 World’s Fair.

On the western edge of Missouri, in St. Joseph, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American art in the Midwest. The museum has works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Rembrandt Peale, Edward Hopper and Wayne Thiebaud.


  Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Cultural Museum
The Hall of Waters was built in 1936-1937 as a bottling facility and distribution point for the healing, ...

  Eclectics Gallery - Artist Co-op
We are an artist's co-op located in South Town Kansas City - between the Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods ...

  Prairie Passage Mosaic Mural
This 500-square-foot glass mosaic is located in the Official Missouri Welcome Center/Rest Area on Interstate ...

  Columbia Art League Gallery
Known throughout the state for its display of fine art, the Columbia Art League shows six exhibitions ...

  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is considered one of the top art museums in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins ...

  Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park is an oasis in the center of Kansas City. The 22 acres are home to ...

  Saint Louis Art Museum
One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 33,000 works of art. ...

  Forest Park – St. Louis
One of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger ...

  Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of American Art in the Midwest. ...

  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City’s renowned modern and contemporary art museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ...