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90th Anniversary Museum Newsletter

YOUR Art Museum is celebrating 90 years of service during 2018! The latest edition of our newsletter is in the mail. However, if you just can't wait, you can always access it online at our website, along with back issues. This issue features expanded content, including a feature on the upcoming All School Exhibition. Don't receive our printed newsletter or exhibition announcements? Join our mailing list today!

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Museum Announces 2018 Exhibits

The Museum is pleased to offer the following exhibitions throughout the course of 2018:

Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections through February 11 All School Exhibition March 3 – April 29
Art In Our City – Zone 1 through March 18
Art in Our City – Zone 2 March 24 – October 14
The Structured Landscape through March 25
Grant Wood: Lithographs through March 25
Richard Tuttle: Lines and Edges through March 25
Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O’Neill April 14 – August 5
MFA Student Showcase May 4 – May 20
Watercolor USA 2018 June 2 – August 26
4x4: 2018 Midwest Invitational August 25 – November 18
Decades: 90 Years of Collecting September 15 – February 17, 2019
Art In Our City – Zone 3 October 20 – March 17, 2019
Contemporary Cuban Printmaking December 8 – March 17, 2019

For more information about individual offerings, please view our press release, or visit our website

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Call For Entry: Watercolor USA 2018

Deadline to apply: March 6, 2018

Beginning January 2, the Museum seeks submissions for Watercolor USA 2018. The 57th annual juried exhibition of the very best in contemporary American watermedia is scheduled for June 2 - August 26, 2018. This exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories and will be judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine. Approximately $20,000 in cash and possible Museum purchase awards are available. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional aqueous media are encouraged to enter. For full information on entry rules and how to submit art work, please visit our website.

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Wonder Rooms Public Programs

Curator's Talk
Weisel and Kelly Galleries
Thursday, January 25, 5:30 PM

Please join Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art as she discusses the process of researching, selecting collections, designing, and curating Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections, in a special tour and curator's talk.

FREE Family Day
Lobby, Community Room, Museum Galleries, Family Art Lab, Classrooms
Saturday, January 27, 10 AM - Noon

Family Days are drop-in events designed to help kids and grown-ups explore the Museum's exhibits together through hands-on gallery and art-making activities. No registration required.

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Winter Art Classes Begin January 23

There's still time to register for Winter Classes at the Museum. Classes begin January 23 and will run through March 17, 2018. We offer courses in Beginning Acrylic Painting (Adult), Mixed Media (Adult & Teen), Pottery (Adult & Teen), Beginning & Open Studio in Metals/Jewelry (Adult), and Kids Imagination. Registering for classes is easier than ever before with our online payment option. Sign up today!

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Free Pre-K Open Studio Sessions 

Family Art Lab & Classrooms
Fridays, January 19 & 26, 10:30 AM - Noon

Free Pre-K Open Studio Sessions return in 2018 thanks to ongoing generous grant funding from the Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation. Bring your littlest artist to the Museum for some hands-on fun. This program helps build creativity and school readiness. You and your child can make your mark using a variety of tools and materials in an exploratory open-studio setting. These sessions are designed for kids ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Classes are free and open to the public; registration is required.

On View

  • Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections
  • Grant Wood: Lithographs
  • Richard Tuttle: Lines & Edges
  • The Structured Landscape
  • Art In Our City (Zone 1)
  • Creating An American Identity - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Selections from our Asian Art Collection (Hartman Gallery) - rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian and Feather Chandelier - permanent
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky - permanent

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 2, All Day: Watercolor USA 2018 Entries Open
  • Fridays, January 5, 19, 26, 9 AM: Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy
  • Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 AM: 1 Million Cups
  • Friday, January 12, All Day: Biz 417 Think Summit (Ticketed Event)
  • Fridays, January 19, 26, 10:30 AM: Pre-K Open Studio Sessions
  • Tuesday, January 23, All Day: Winter Art Classes Begin
  • Thursday, January 25, 5:30 PM: Wonder Rooms Curator's Talk
  • Saturday, January 27, 10 AM - Noon: Wonder Rooms Free Family Day
  • Fridays and Saturdays, January 19, 20, 26, 27, 7:30 PM: Actors Theatre of Missouri Presents: Titus Andronicus
  • Sundays, January 21, 28, 2 PM: Actors Theatre of Missouri Presents: Titus Andronicus

    For additional information, events, and educational programs please visit our calendar at and don't forget to follow us on social media @sgfmuseum.

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