Art Collection


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.

Art Reproductions

Reproductions of select pieces are now available. Visit our online store.

Tours

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.

Online Exhibits

Art of George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton
Editorial Cartoons Collection
Fred Geary: Missouri Master of the Woodcut Flickr
Portraits by George Caleb Bingham Flickr
Women, Children and George Caleb Bingham Flickr

Exhibits

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.

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.