July 14 – February 2017
The father-and-son team of Sidney J. and S. Herbert Hare imagined cityscapes, parkland, and domestic landscapes that created "order, convenience, and beauty" in built environments from 1910 to 1960. A balance of sensitivity to the environment and the needs of individuals led their Kansas City-based landscape architecture firm, Hare and Hare, to become nationally recognized. Their strong reputation enabled the pair to leave a mark on more than 100 cities and states from Kansas City to Houston and Oklahoma to Washington.
This exhibition celebrates Hare and Hare's lasting impact through the original drawings, photographs, and plans for the parks, zoos, cemeteries, schools, and residential areas Missourians enjoy today, including Kansas City's Country Club District and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
July 15 – December 31, 2016
Stairwell Gallery, St. Louis Research Center
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.
September 22, 2016 – February 21, 2017
Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center
From Daniel Boone to Black Elk explores images reflecting the complex relationships between Native and European Americans from Boone's era to the early twentieth century. The section of the exhibit on Boone contains artworks that reflect his mythic status as a white frontiersman whose exploits on the western frontier sometimes brought him into conflict with Indians. In contrast, watercolor illustrations for John Neihardt's book Black Elk Speaks, first published in 1932, represent the point of view of the Sioux artist Luther Standing Bear. Standing Bear's paintings include images of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Wounded Knee Massacre.
The exhibition also features Chester Harding's portrait of Daniel Boone, which is on loan from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Boone sat for the portrait, believed to be the only painting of him made during his lifetime, shortly before his death in Defiance, Missouri, on September 26, 1820.
The Library Center, Springfield
The Springfield Research Center invites you to an exhibition on the groundbreaking military journalist Ruby Rose Stauber. The exhibit, featuring Stauber's recently acquired papers, will run through the end of the month.
Rose Stauber, a Southwest Missouri native, enlisted in the US Army in 1951. Military service became her career, with deployments in Germany, Vietnam, and stateside. She served as a public affairs officer of the V Corps and an editor with the army's magazine Military Review and its newspaper Stars and Stripes, reaching the rank of colonel. When she was named the editor-in-chief of the newspaper's European edition in 1979, she became the first woman to hold the position.
Stauber's papers (SP0015), housed at the Springfield center, contain photographs, personal letters, research from Stauber's books, McDonald County history records, and genealogy materials, including information about her great uncle Cyrus Avery, the "Father of Route 66." Learn more about Rose Stauber in the Missouri Times or contact the Springfield Research Center.