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Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia

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The Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Columbia, Missouri, is the art museum of the University of Missouri. It is located at Mizzou North on Business Loop. The Museum's galleries are free and open to the public. The galleries are open from 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 pm Saturdays and Sundays. The galleries are closed on Mondays and University holidays. The Museum of Art and Archaeology receives support from the Missouri Arts Council.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1957 as the Study Collections for Art History and Archaeology and in 1961 it became the Museum of Art and Archaeology. The collections became generally accessible when the museum moved to Pickard Hall in 1976. The galleries reopened on April 19, 2015 at Mizzou North.CollectionSelections from the permanent collection of more than 14,000 works of art and archaeological objects are displayed in five galleries. Temporary exhibitions based on the permanent collection or on loans from other institutions or private individuals are exhibited in three additional galleries. Casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, on loan from the Department of Art History and Archaeology, occupy a gallery on the first floor. The collection contains objects from a wide range of cultures with Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern art works and artifacts being especially strong.
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  • This museum is filled with special finds from around the U.S. and has a highly educated staff to help you understand every little piece! Bring a notebook and a very good question: it helps to understa...  more »
  • Spent an hr or so here. There are some interesting exhibits and some art displays as well. Interesting but not sure it would be worth a trip to Columbia by itself.  more »
  • The museum isn't large, but it's got a surprisingly diverse array of art. Cool medieval/renaissance art, and a lot of artifacts and sculptures from different eras on the archaeology end (check out the...  more »