Current Exhibits


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Art for a World at War

Art for a World at War

October 14, 2014 through February 14, 2015

Main Gallery Research Center-Columbia

Experience World War I through the eyes of artists in this timely exhibition, Art for a World at War: WWI Posters and Editorial Cartoons. See original wartime posters and editorial cartoons and learn how art reflected the hopes, fears, and patriotic devotion of Missourians.

Join the State Historical Society of Missouri at 1:30 p.m. on November 8 for a curator's walk-through. See details under events.

Missouri and World War I

Missouri and World War I

June 28 through October 20

Corridor Gallery Research Center-Columbia

Missouri and World War I examines the Great War's impact on Missourians' daily lives through photographs and correspondence that provide firsthand accounts of their experiences, both on the home front and abroad. The exhibit provides interpretation of contemporary artifacts ranging from newspapers to sheet music and books, helping us to better understand the political, social, and cultural climate of the period.

Remembering Gen. Order No. 11

Order No. 11

General Order No. 11

Through 2014

Bingham Room, Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War edict that inspired George Caleb Bingham’s painting, an exhibition of related artworks will feature John Sartain’s 1872 engraved plate, Fred Shane’s drawing of Quantrill’s raid, together with James J. Froese’s abstract interpretation of Bingham’s painting created ca. 1970.