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Toasting book cover from Lemp Brewing Company

"Ein Prosit!" (A Toast) to St. Louis Brewery Workers circa 1900

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.

Tower Rock

Remembering Jerry Berneche (1934-2016)

October 25, 2016 – May 2017

Columbia Research Center

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.

Lee Judge Cartoon

Kansas City Cartoonists S. J. Ray and Lee Judge: Cartoonists from Two Millennia Critique Culture

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.

Fortuny dress

Fashioning a Collection: 50 Years, 50 Objects

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.

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