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City hall artist sculpts Columbia history

New Mexico artist Howard Meehan is asking for suggestions from the public as he designs "Keys to the City" — a 19-foot, steel-framed keyhole sculpture that will sit in front of Columbia's renovated City Hall.

Festival showcases its namesake — barbecue

Blaster BBQ, the husband and wife team of Floyd and Terri Murry of Mustang, Okla., took first place overall in the festival's barbecue competition.

Hogarth prints put a twist on 'Till death do us part'

"Till death do us part" gets an unconventional treatment in William Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode," a series of six prints that starts with an arranged marriage and ends with the death of both the bride and groom. These prints largely comprise a new exhibit at MU's Museum of Art and Archeology titled  “Satirizing the High Life: Hogarth’s Marriage a la Mode."

Jerry Douglas, Dobro guitar virtuoso, headlines Roots 'N' Blues

Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gets ready to open

The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

Odyssey series returns for fifth season

Friday's Odyssey Gala Benefit concert and reception marks the beginning of the series' fifth season. The group's new season will have eight performances, with guest artists hailing from Italy, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and, much closer to home, Missouri State University in Springfield and MU's Esterhazy Quartet.

MU professor holds loom workshop at home

"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.

A retrospective of horror

On the eve of his centenary, Francis Bacon’s reputation has never been higher, nor his works more valuable.

Historic Costume Gallery spotlights polyester, other synthetic fashions

The exhibit, called "The Synthetic Evolution: The Rise of Polyester and Other Synthetic Fibers," features garments from the 1920s to the '70s.

‘Missouri Through Lens and Palette’ juxtaposes paintings, photos

The exhibit in MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology juxtaposes paintings from the past 100 years and post-1948 photographs from the Missouri Photo Workshop. The exhibit was timed to open just before the Missouri School of Journalism’s centennial celebration, which began Wednesday.

Museum’s Free Film Series explores connections through film

The movie "Network" links to the centennial celebration of the Missouri School of Journalism and a new exhibit at the museum, "Missouri through Lens and Palette."

Stephens exhibit showcases women in art prints

Stephens College is marking its anniversary with ‘175 Years of Women in Print,’ an exhibit that charts social change through artistic depictions.

Journalism and celebrity collide in classic film

Showing of "Roman Holiday" is meant to coincide with MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibition and MU School of Journalism centennial.

 

 

Committee chooses “My Columbia” for Festival of the Arts poster

Direct observation leads to deeper meaning for Columbia artist

King said he has been an artist “pretty much from the get-go” and attributes a lot of his passion for art to his parents. Back in the ninth and 10th grades, though, he would draw nothing but trucks.

Columbia artist creates outsider art

 Teriko, who goes by only a first name, considers art to be a question of semantics.

Functional and beautiful: Exhibit showcases common objects of the historic elite

COLUMBIA — In a small, beige-walled room at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, Kelly Archer had her first look at a trio of micromosaics, framed and under glass. The biggest one, no larger than a silver dollar, depicts the Coliseum of Rome in intricate detail. With the help of a magnifying glass, Archer got a better look at the hundreds of colored bits forming the rows of columns and arches.

The tiny representations of places abroad can be found in “The Fine Art of Living: Luxury Objects from the East and West,” currently at MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology. The exhibit features an array of useful and beautiful objects once owned by the noble elite from around the world.

Poem by Pulitzer Prize winner donated to Southeast Missouri State University

The poem, “About a Little Girl,” was written by William Carlos Williams and will be kept in the rare book room of the university’s Kent Library. The family of the girl who the poem was written about donated the manuscript.

Animal-loving theater company puts on benefit for Columbia Second Chance

The Independent Actors Theatre will put on a cabaret-style performance which will include songs from classic musicals such as “Damn Yankees” as well as contemporary musicals such as “Wicked.”

History of Missouri’s newspapers coming to Thespian Hall in Boonville

The play “The Editor is Absent: Tribulation & Triumph in Missouri’s Pioneer Press” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Thespian Hall in Boonville.

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