All School Exhibition
The annual all school exhibition features work by student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through twelfth grades. This exhibit celebrates Youth Art Month and has been a staple of our exhibition schedule since 1932.
A focused exhibit sharing a wide range of work by longtime local artist and art educator Rodney Frew, pulled from the Museum's permanent collection.
Frieda Logan: Swap Meet
This focus exhibition features paintings in acrylic and watercolor by local artist Frieda Logan, pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and featuring heartfelt depictions of daily life in the American Midwest in the 1980s.
This exhibit features work by a group of artists working in America in the 1960s and 1970s, dubbed "Lyrical Abstractionists" - who sought to expand the idea of abstract painting and to reassert the importance of the formal elements of line and color. The exhibit is pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and includes work by Robert Natkin, Larry Poons, and Sam Francis, among others.
Missouri State University Collaborations
These special exhibitions are the result of collaborations between Museum staff, and staff and students at Missouri State University in several departments.
Creating an American Identity
An exhibition of American Art pulled from the permanent collection ranging from the 18th century to the present day. These works reveal the ways in which artists respond to and reveal our cultural identity as Americans.
Survey of Ceramic Art
Southwest Missouri has a historically strong community of ceramicists. Ranging from the functional to the sculptural and experimental, these works represent not only a chronological cross-section of the collection but also a wide trajectory of the transition of clay from its more functional origins into a fully-fledged studio art movement.
Anne Lindberg: tilted sky
In June 2016, Artist Anne Lindberg was commissioned to create a site-specific installation in the King Gallery. The work, "tilted sky," is composed of Egyptian cotton thread and staples. The work will remain on long-term view as part of the Museum's collection.