July 15, 2016 – April 2017
Stairwell Gallery, Research Center-St. Louis
The large numbers of Germans that immigrated to St. Louis in the nineteenth century led to a flourishing brewing industry. The legacy of Lemp, Anheuser-Busch, and scores of smaller breweries ensure that the region's history is intertwined with that of local beer production. To explore this relationship, an exhibit in the Stairwell Gallery of the Research Center–St. Louis will run through the end of 2016.
The show highlights photographs of brewery workers and artifacts from the Henry Tobias Brewers and Maltsters Union No. 6 Collection (S0615) and Mit Feder und Hammer! (With Feather and Hammer): The German Experience in St. Louis Records (S0941). Learn more about the exhibition in the Missouri Times or contact the St. Louis center.
October 25, 2016 – May 2017
Missouri artist and educator Jerry Berneche passed away on October 5, 2016. An art department faculty member at the University of Missouri from 1966 to 2008, Berneche was a State Historical Society of Missouri supporter. During his career, he earned a reputation as a passionate instructor whose award-winning artwork in pastel, painting, and drawing inspired students and art lovers around Missouri and the nation.
Taking a deep interest in Missouri's history and geography, Berneche worked on several projects documenting the state's natural and cultural heritage. The Society holds many of his artworks in its collection, several of which are currently on display at the Columbia Research Center.
February 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Ellis Library Colonnade, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia Research Center
In the 1930s, 40s, and 50s a rash of court cases challenged the legitimacy of the "separate but equal" doctrine that justified segregation in US schools. This resulted in the gradual integration of many state universities, including the University of Missouri in 1950. In 1954 the Supreme Court declared "separate but equal" unconstitutional, yet several state governors openly defied court orders to integrate. This exhibition presents examples of original editorial cartoons from the art collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri that document this tumultuous period.
March 1, 2017 - Summer 2017
Corridor Gallery, Columbia Research Center
The Kansas City Star has reported the news in the greater Kansas City region since 1880. Many editorial cartoonists have critiqued contemporary culture for the paper, but two have lasted longer than most: S. J. (Silvey Jackson) Ray, who worked for the Star from 1931 to 1963, and Lee Judge, who has served as the editorial cartoonist since 1981. Through a wide array of over 60 cartoons by Ray and Judge from the SHSMO collection, this exhibition displays humorous and creative approaches to contemporary issues. Viewers can compare the styles, perspectives, and attitudes of two artists. Many of the topics addressed in the cartoons remain relevant today, and spectators may marvel at how technology has altered the understanding of the world over the last 86 years.
March 7 - May 22, 2017
Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center
Join SHSMO in celebrating the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection's 50th anniversary with the special exhibition, Fashioning a Collection: 50 Years, 50 Objects. The artifacts on display will include flat textiles as well as men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories that represent the collection's diverse holdings and archival resources. Explore how these objects continue to enhance teaching, research, and educational outreach at the University of Missouri.