About the Collection
The Society holds one of the largest collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham, including, Order No. 11. The Thomas Hart Benton Collection contains the Year of Peril series, lithographs, and other works. Many other Missouri artists, both past and present, are well represented in the Society's holdings.
The Society's extensive editorial cartoon collection includes original drawings by Daniel Fitzpatrick, S. J. Ray, Bill Mauldin, Don Hesse, Tom Engelhardt, and others.
The Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries feature rotating exhibits, with selected paintings by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton on permanent display.
Reproductions of select pieces are now available. Visit our online store.
Organizations and school groups can schedule tours of the Main Gallery by contacting the Society at (573) 882-7083 or (800) 747–6366.
Directions to the Gallery in Columbia.
Fred Geary: Missouri Master of the Woodcut Flickr
Portraits by George Caleb Bingham Flickr
Women, Children and George Caleb Bingham Flickr
Money, Mail and Memoria:
Ephemera of the Civil War Era
Through August 2013
The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center
- Columbia, Corridor Gallery
Many limit discussion of Civil War art to paintings, sculptures, photographs, and fine prints. This exhibit focuses on popular imagery from more unexpected contexts. Pictures decorated currency, newspapers, sheet music, books, popular prints, and other media. Much of this neglected art of the Civil War era helps us better understand the political, social, and cultural climate of the period.
The Missouri State Capitol in Art
June 1 December, 2013
The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center - Columbia, Main Gallery
Jefferson City’s skyline is marked by the impressive Missouri State Capitol building officially dedicated in October 1924. A new exhibit showcases images representing the Missouri landmark as well as the building’s past and present interior décor.
Impressionist paintings by Jefferson City artist and businessman Lester Parker from the 1920s are featured, along with works by Missouri’s famed artists George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton.