Address: 1019 E. Walnut Street
Phone: (573) 442-2999
Hours: Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during farmers market season 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; every first Friday of the month until 9 p.m.
Located in the North Village Arts District, Artlandish Gallery is the gateway to the adjacent North Village Studios. The gallery is full of strange and wondrous things, including unique gifts, fine craft, fine art, pottery, glass, jewelry, and wearables all handmade by local artists. The gallery offers monthly events and workshops. Held each month, First Fridays strives to give the whole art experience with music and dance. While here, you can tour the North Village Studios and Catacombs Galleries. Artlandish Gallery has big artful aspirations to give exposure to artists who show a creative spirit and make unique one-of-a-kind artworks.
Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art
Phone: (660) 248-6304 (office) or (660) 248-6324 (gallery)
Hours: Tues.–Thurs., 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art features a collection of work by many noted Midwestern artists. Special exhibits are organized each year. The gallery is located in the newly renovated Classic Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.
Bluestem Missouri Crafts
Address: 13 S. Ninth Street
Phone: (573) 442-0211
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri., until 8:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m.
Bluestem Missouri Crafts, a partnership of artists, has been honoredas the nation’s top retailer of American crafts. Bluestem’s gallery features the work of more than 300 artists and craftspeople from Missouri and eight neighboring states. There works include traditional and contemporary works in clay, glass, wood, metal, and fiber. Bluestem offers distinctive gift wrapping, information cards about each artist, shipping via UPS, and a knowledgeable sales staff ready to assist.
Boone County Courthouse
Address: 801 E. Walnut Street
This mural, painted in 1994 by local artist Sidney Larson, depicts the evolution of the justice system in Boone County. It contains vignettes of well-known citizens James Sidney Rollins, George Caleb Bingham, and freed slave John B. Lange, a successful entrepreneur. It also illustrates the stand by citizens called “Tigers” against guerilla forces during the Civil War. A second floor mural, also by Larson, shows citizens gathering for church services and community activities in the new courthouse.
Boone County National Bank
Address: 720 E. Broadway
Phone: (573) 874-8535
Boone County National Bank’s collection of local, national, and international art is comprised mostly of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. The main bank, located downtown, features a lobby gallery with rotating exhibits and hosts the Boone County Art Show with the Columbia Art League each October. All 16 of the bank’s branches feature original works from the corporate collection.
Boone Hospital Center
Address: 1600 E. Broadway
Phone: (573) 815-8000
Hours: Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m
At Boone Hospital Center, beautiful artwork helps create a calming, healing environment for patients and families. Inside the hospital’s south tower, which opened in 2011, hundreds of natureinspired pieces adorn public spaces and patient care units. Most pieces are from local Missouri artists. The hospital has two large pieces depicting Columbia from a bird’s eye perspective from noted Columbia artist David Spear. In addition, outdoor sculptures and fountains make for an artful hospital campus, including sculptor Larry Young’s “Nexus” at the corner of Broadway and Old 63. Dedicated in 1996, “Nexus” is now a landmark in Columbia.
Capital Arts Gallery
Phone: (573) 635-8355
Hours: Tues.–Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.
Capital Arts Gallery hosts seven exhibitions annually. Since January 2009, the gallery has exhibited hundreds of artists and displayed more than 2,000 pieces of art. Every year Capital Arts Gallery also participates in a city-wide gallery crawl. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to tour galleries, meet the artists and enjoy an evening of art.
Columbia Art League
Address: 207 S. Ninth Street
Phone: (573) 443-8838
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Founded in 1959, the Columbia Art League (CAL) has been showcasing work by local and national artists, both accomplished and rising, for more than half a century. CAL’s exhibitions change six or seven times a year, with most of the displayed works available for sale, including jewelry, ceramics, photography, oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, works in wood, glass, and fiber art. CAL also offers day and evening art classes for children and adults and hosts the Art in the Park festival the first weekend in June.
George Caleb Bingham Gallery
Phone: (573) 882-3555
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; summer hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery hosts hosts two to four week-long of contemporary art inside the MU Department of Art. The gallery features work by nationally and internationally renowned contemporary artists, as well as students and faculty of the MU Department of Art.
Greg Hardwick Gallery
Address: Brown Hall, Columbia College
Phone: (573) 875-7517
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.
The gallery is named in honor of Columbia College alumnus, Greg Hardwick. This new gallery primarily displays 3-D and non traditional media, including video and installation.
Historic Costume Gallery
Phone: (573) 876-7233
Hours: Thurs., 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Noon to 3 p.m.
The Historic Costume Gallery showcases a working collection of garments from the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library and is Missouri’s most extensive holding of historical garments. In addition to exhibit space, storage areas protect the integrity of the more than 13,000 items in the collection and classroom space allows for lectures, special events, and research. The collection contains pieces dating back to 1730. Special tours can be scheduled.
Howard Building Municipal Court Room
Address: 600 E. Broadway
The 12 panels featured in the courtroom were painted from 1934 to 1938 by University of Missouri art professor Dr. Kenneth Hudson. Each panel represents an event of interest in the development of Columbia as a city. Subjects depicted include early settlers, wagon trains, Columbia’s colleges and the University of Missouri, Missouri River commerce, the railroad from Centralia to Columbia, pit coal mining, and farming. Panels include period representations such as a Ford Model T and a 1930s street scene of downtown Columbia.
Address: 801 E. Broadway
Phone: (573) 449-3911
Landmark Bank’s art collection demonstrates that outstanding work is being produced by artists in the heartland. While the artists featured are primarily from the Midwest, many are nationally and internationally celebrated. The collection is diverse, comprising works in various media, varying styles and subject matter, and with an emphasis on contemporary ceramics.
Living Canvas Gallery
Address: 520 E. Broadway
Phone: (573) 442-8287
Hours: Mon.–Sat., Noon to Midnight Sun., Noon to 6 p.m.
Located in The District of the beautiful and lively city of Columbia, Living Canvas Gallery is proud to host an exciting and bold compilation of contemporary art. The gallery provides a venue for the unconventional artist and art lover to meet. With revolving shows and the work of so many driven artists, there is always something new to see.
Phone: (573) 882-3635
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Located on the ground floor of Lee Hills Hall at 7th & Elm streets, the McDougall Gallery reaches out to the public to share the impact of original and socially relevant photojournalistic work. The gallery enables the Angus and Betty McDougall Center for Photojournalism Studies to display its work in the McDougall Archive and partner with Missouri programs like the Missouri Photo Workshop, Pictures of the Year International, and the College Photographer of the Year Competition. The work of photojournalism students and visiting photojournalists are also displayed.
Mildred M. Cox Gallery
Phone: (573) 592-4245
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 1 to 4 p.m. when school in session. Summer hours, 1 to 4 p.m. daily.
The Mildred M. Cox Gallery is a teaching-oriented facility enabling student, faculty and visiting artists to share ideas and promote artistic dialogue. For those wanting to see and learn more about art, the gallery provides quality experiences for the mid-Missouri community and University visitors. The gallery’s mission is to provide a professional environment for established and emerging artists who wish to exhibit their work. Throughout the year, Cox Gallery offers children’s art education programs and is available for small receptions.
Montminy Art Gallery
Address: 3801 Ponderosa Street
Phone: (573) 443-8936
Hours: Wed.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., noon to 4:30 p.m.
Located inside the Boone County Museum and Galleries, in Historic Nifong Park, the Montminy Art Gallery provides a venue for the exhibition and sale of the work of Missouri artists. The gallery hosts six major exhibits of individual acclaimed artists and area art associations each year. The mediums featured include painting, drawing, fiber, pottery, photography. mixed media and sculpture. The non-profit Montminy possesses its own permanent art collection and is always admission free. The Montminy is also the home of the 1891 J.W. “Blind” Boone grand piano and the concert series named for the famous instrument. See the Boone Museum website for information on art exhibits, history exhibits, book talks and the Blind Boone Piano Concert Series events.
Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art
Phone: (660) 831-4175
Hours: Tues. & Wed., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thurs., 12:30 to 8:00 p.m. Fri., 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sun., 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Closed Monday
The Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art on the campus of Missouri Valley College exhibits current works of art and design for the educational enhancement of students, faculty and the general public. The goal of the gallery is to expose mid-Missourians to high-quality artwork from national artists in a variety of media. The gallery typically features five shows each year: two each semester and one during the summer.
Museum of Anthropology
Phone: (573) 882-3573
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Anthropology has served the research and teaching needs of the university as an archaeological curatorial facility since its naming in 1939 and has been collecting objects since 1885. The permanent gallery focuses on Native American cultures and Missouri history from 11,200 years ago to the present. It is opening in its new space at Mizzou North in fall 2014. Please call or check the webpage for more information.
Museum of Art and Archaeology
Phone: (573) 882-3591
Hours: Mon..-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sat. & Sun. and all university-observed holidays.
Presently, the only gallery open is the Gallery of Greek and Roman Casts. Since the Museum has moved to Mizzou North, additional gallery space is being renovated and the rest of the collection is not scheduled to be viewable until after fall 2014. The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the third largest visual arts museum in Missouri, housing more than 15,000 objects. Collections include ancient art, Byzantine and medieval art, European and American art, modern and contemporary art, African art, and non-Western art. The museum also features a variety of temporary exhibitions. Of particular interest is the Cast Gallery, a collection of plaster casts from original Greek and Roman sculptures. Admission is free. Docent-led group tours can be arranged two weeks in advance.
North Village Arts Studios
Address: 1019 E. Walnut Street
Phone: (573) 442-2999
Hours: Call for information on opening times.
The North Village Studios are located in the emerging North Village Arts District, part of the old warehouse area of Columbia. This industrial-style setting provides a creative atmosphere for artists-in-residence who often open their studios to the public in conjunction with the adjoining Artlandish Gallery and related special events and concerts. Businesses calling the North Village Studios their creative home include Artlandish Gallery, Fretboard Coffee, Resident Arts, Monarch Jewelry, Shear Soul, Julie Youmans Art, and Moon Shadow Studio.
Orchids and Art
Address: 202 Corporate Lake DrIve
Phone: (573) 875-5989
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located on Columbia’s growing south side, Orchids and Art features rotating shows of work by local and regional artists. Live orchid plants complement an eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, photographs and pottery. Custom framing services are also available.
Orr Street Studios
Address: 106 Orr Street
Hours: hours: Thurs.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This industrial space was converted into an art gallery and studio spaces for artists in 2007. Providing a unique opportunity for artists, Orr Street Studios offers both a work space and the opportunity to exhibit and sell work. Exhibits by guest artists are also featured, as is a free monthly lecture series of artist talks and literary readings. Orr Street Studios is available for rental for wedding receptions, private parties, and fundraisers.
Address: 920 E. Broadway
Phone: (573) 442-3223
Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m.
A curated shop of all things handmade on the corner of 10th and Broadway. One-of-a-kind gifts featuring jewelry, paper goods, home, local and littles. Follow along on Instagram @poppymadebyhand.
Hours: Visit the website for information on opening times.
Resident Arts provides professional development opportunities for artists at every level of their career to cultivate the arts locally and broaden the horizons of local artists, nationally. Its programs engage youth (teen), emerging, and professional artists in educational activities, which bolster the region’s creative workforce, encourage innovative creative thinking, and introduce working artists to available resources. Resident Arts aims to help artists create sustainable careers right here in Mid-Missouri.
Sager Braudis Gallery
Address: 1025 E. Walnut Street
Phone: (573) 442-4831
Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun.- Mon. by appointment only.
Sager Braudis Gallery features rotating exhibits of local, regional, and national contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, and jewelry. Debut works are available from a handful of artists in bimonthly exhibits, as well as a large catalogue of represented artists. All works are showcased in the gallery’s renovated space, a 19th century shipping warehouse located in Columbia’s vibrant North Village Arts District. The gallery’s philosophy is that art should be inclusive, not exclusive, and can be enjoyed by anyone. Other services available include art consultation, commissioned art, and rental of the gallery for special events.
Address: 200 Second Street, Rocheport, MO
Phone: (573) 356-7154
Hours: Wed.–Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in historic Rocheport close to the Katy Trail State Park, Shirahaze Gallery showcases handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic work by award winning artist Yukari Kashihara. Photographer Thomas Scharenborg also offers images of local scenery, landscapes from across the nation and photographs from Japan. Shirahaze Gallery creates original products including handmade jewelry, small purses and iPhone covers.
Sidney Larson Gallery
Address: Brown Hall, Columbia college
Phone: (573) 875-7517
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.
Named in honor of distinguished professor emeritus of art Sidney Larson, who taught at the college from 1951–2001, the Sidney Larson Gallery hosts several exhibits a year offering displays by professional artists, students, and faculty. Its annual Paper in Particular exhibit is a national competition featuring works “on” or “of” paper and has been in existence since 1979.
State Historical Society of Missouri
Phone: (573) 882-7083
Hours: Tues.–Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Closed all university-observed holidays.
The society’s main gallery features rotating exhibits of historical and contemporary art, as well as permanent displays of works by noted
Missouri artists George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton.
The Guitar Building
Address: 28 N. Eighth Street
Local artist Sidney Larson created these paintings in 1989. The panels depict a social history of Columbia and Boone County from the mid-1830s to the early 1900s. Among the notables included in the murals are: renowned artist George Caleb Bingham; James Sidney Rollins, “father” of the University of Missouri; John H. Lathrop, first president of MU; Civil War General Odon Guitar; and postmistress Ann Hawkins Gentry. One panel shows packed trains loaded with furs on their way to St. Louis, illustrating the importance of Columbia’s location on the Boone’s Lick Trail, which made the town a major link to the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails in the 19th century.