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Museum of Art & Archaeology
U. of Missouri

1 Pickard Hall
Columbia, Missouri

Phone: 573 882 3591 --

Statement of Purpose:

European and American artworks; West Asian, Mediterranean archaeology; pre-Columbian, African, Asian art.

The Museum of Art and Archaeology was founded in 1957 to support study and research by university faculty and students. Its comprehensive collection of more than 13,000 works, which represents many periods and cultures, is an important resource for the educational mission of MU, and it provides enjoyment for the mid-Missouri community.

In 1976 the Museum moved to Pickard Hall where it can better serve the general public and the university community.

Highlights & Collections:

Museum galleries house art and artifacts from six continents and five millennia.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Special exhibitions, lectures, seminars, gallery talks and educational programs associated with permanent and loan exhibitions provide a wide range of activities that makes every visit rewarding. Complementary descriptive brochures about permanent and temporary exhibitions encourage the public to explore and enjoy the visual arts.

The Museum Shop carries books, cards and gifts. Proceeds from its operations benefit the Museum. Shop hours are noon-4:45 Tuesday through Sunday.


Tu-F: 9-5; SS: 12-5.

Admission & Directions:

Admission is free.

Parking is available at the university visitors' garage on University Avenue and metered spaces on Ninth Street.

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, notify the Museum at (573) 882-3591. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs.

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is located in Pickard Hall on the historic Francis Quadrangle, at the corner of University Avenue and Ninth Street, Columbia, Missouri.



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