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Thomas Hart Benton Lithographs on Exhibition in Joplin; Curator Talk on Feb. 25

The complete collection of 91 Thomas Hart Benton Editioned Lithographs will be on exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts as part of the opening celebration of the Harry M. Arts & Entertainment Cornell Complex in Joplin November 12, noon to 5 p.m. Visitors can see the exhibition, on loan from the State Historical Society of Missouri, until March 5, 2023. 

Film Screening Featuring 100th Anniversary T. S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland”

Students, scholars and the mid-Missouri community will come together Nov. 3 to celebrate the centennial of T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. Born and raised in St. Louis, Eliot went on to become an international literary figure and Nobel Prize winner. One hundred years after the publication of his most famous poem, a new BBC documentary reveals the secret love story behind his poem of personal anguish and alienation.

Author Larry Gragg to Explore Impacts of Desegregation in Missouri Higher Education

The State Historical Society of Missouri announces that Larry Gragg, author and Professor Emeritus of History at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will be presenting a program that examines the impacts of desegregation in Missouri higher education on Wednesday, November 2, 6 p.m., at the Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street, Columbia.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt on Permanent Exhibition at Missouri Quilt Museum

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt made its final stop at the Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton where it will be on long-term exhibition, along with the Missouri 4-H Bicentennial Quilt and a rotation of county quilts in the state. An opening reception for the two bicentennial quilts and a special quilt from Caldwell County will be held Oct. 18, 1 p.m. at the Missouri Quilt Museum, 300 E. Bird St., Hamilton.