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Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia
(4.6/5 based on 30 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • First of all, the museum is no longer at the address listed. It has been moved to the Mizzou North building on the I70 Business loop. It is free which was nice. Atmosphere was pleasent. We had it pret...  more »
  • Although the museum itself is not large, the variety of works is interesting from early local art to classical art. Definitely worth a visit.