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Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration

Main Gallery

May 29 – July 17, 2021

Missouri Art Now is a call-for-entry based competition that was juried among the four corners of Missouri to shed a spotlight on exemplary artists chosen for the distinguished honor of representing our vibrant arts culture as we celebrate our Bicentennial. This traveling exhibition consists of 60 diverse works by 60 artists whose artistry stood out among hundreds of others. Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration will visit the following venues throughout 2021:

March 5-27, 2021
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau
April 9-May 15, 2021
The State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia
May 29-July 17, 2021
Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin
July 24-September 4, 2021
Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal
September 18-November 7, 2021
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph


Jim Clements: Preserving the Old West

Regional Gallery

May 29 – July 24, 2021

Jim Clements is an oil painter who considers himself blessed to be a working artist. “To me, painting represents ultimate freedom – so it’s just natural that the wide open spaces, rich history and independent people of the American West translate so well to canvas.

This exhibition of vivid, awe-inspiring oil paintings fulfills Jim’s desire to honor the natural spirit of the American West, while transporting the viewer to a simpler place and time.

Learn more about Jim’s work at jimclementsart.com




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