June 1 through December, 2013
Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center
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.
June 29 through December, 2013
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.
November 19, 2013 - May 31, 2014
Corridor Gallery Research Center-Columbia
Original hand-colored lithographs from the portfolio of James Otto Lewis celebrate the rich Native American culture that is woven into the tapestry of the Midwest. Opening during Native American Heritage Month, this exhibit displays some of the first significant illustrations of Native American life as well as Lewis’s impressions of the tribes through quotes from his nineteenth-century text.
November 26, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Share your Missouri history with the State Historical Society of Missouri this holiday season. Visit us to spread cheer and add an ornament representing your region or organization. You may also mail the decoration with a note to the State Historical Society of Missouri at 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201. As a thank you, SHSMO will highlight your kindness with the social media community on Facebook. Thank you for helping celebrate Missouri’s uniqueness with the Show Me Holiday Tree!