Missouri Celebrated: Commemorating 200 Years of Missouri Music, Culture, and Art

Dec
14
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Join us on Tuesday, December 14, for a free concert and art event to conclude Missouri’s bicentennial year. Featuring a brief concert from Columbia Chamber Choir, the evening includes a curated tour of artwork, objects, and imagery at the time of Missouri statehood; a chance to experience the virtual reality exhibit Missouri Heart of the Nation from MU College of Engineering Information Technology and the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology; and the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt on display as it begins its final exhibition in mid-Missouri.

Presented in partnership with the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Commission and the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Columbia Chamber Choir, under the direction of Emily Edgington Andrews and Nathan Lange, will honor Missouri composers, poets, and artists in a unique concert featuring the stunning statewide photography selected for My Missouri 2021 Photo Exhibition. Special to the program is a world premiere musical composition by award-winning Missouri composer Hans Bridger Heruth as a tribute to the bicentennial. The concert begins at 6 p.m.

A pre-concert reception, from 4-6 p.m., highlights the opening of the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Final Tour. The quilt will remain on display at the Center for Missouri Studies through January 28, 2022, before traveling to SHSMO research centers in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Rolla, Springfield, and Kansas City. Also from 4-6 p.m., visitors can take part in a curator-led tour of Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood in the SHSMO Art Gallery. Cultural Crossroads showcases artwork, objects, and imagery associated with a wide range of people who were part of what became the state of Missouri.

The Richard Bookstore, inside the Center for Missouri Studies, will be open before the concert with unique Missouri gifts, including recently-published books that commemorate 200 years of statehood and a curated selection of products by Missouri artisans.

Free parking is available in the Center for Missouri Studies parking lot at the corner of 6th and Locust Streets.