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Art

Visual works by Missourians or housed in Missouri institutions

Advertising Cards

Advertising Cards

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Victorian trade cards provide not only a rich resource for researching the history of printing, advertising, medicine, fashions, late nineteenth-century culture, etc., but also Kansas City companies. The cards reached their height of popularity in the 1880s and 1890s.

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American Regionalism: Visions from the Heartland

American Regionalism: Visions from the Heartland

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

This online exhibition presents important American Regionalist paintings, prints, and drawings in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Archaeology. This artistic movement represented everyday life in the heart of the United States during the 1920s through the 50s and later.

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Art to Enchant: Illustrators and Shakespeare

Art to Enchant: Illustrators and Shakespeare

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

Images from illustrated editions of Shakespeare's works. The editions range from 1744 through 1986.

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Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit of the Book of Hours showing Illuminations from the Middle Ages.

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Devil's Island Paintings

Devil's Island Paintings

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

These 24 paintings of Francis Lagrange, a prisoner on the Devil's Island, depict life within the penal colony off the coast of French Guiana. Lagrange was held on Isle Royale for 20 years under charges of art forgery and currency counterfeiting.

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Facsimiles of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles

Facsimiles of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles

Contributed by: Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Louis University

A digital exhibit of art from 15 illuminated manuscript facsimiles.

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Lincoln and the Dome

Lincoln and the Dome

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives, Truman State University

The creation and restoration of Allyn Cox's cartoon for a segment of "The Hall of Capitols" mural in the United States Capitol

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

Contributed by: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

The museum's web site, featuring a calendar of exhibits, as well as links to its digital collections. The Museum contains strong holdings of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, installations, and photograph.

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Mizzou on Canvas: A Portrait of Leadership

Mizzou on Canvas: A Portrait of Leadership

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Some oil paintings of University of Missouri curators, deans and faculty, presidents and contributors that can be found in many of the buildings on campus.

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Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

Collection of Star Atlases encompasses atlases and maps from 1482 to the 19th century ranging from the rudimentary, to some of the most beautiful and accurate scientific books ever published, finshed with later pictorial atlases for the general public.

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Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969

Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

An exhibit of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery.

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Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University ; Missouri Botanical Garden Library

A joint exhibit between Becker Medical Library and the Missouri Botanical Garden Library that showcases works on herbal medicine dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

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Propaganda War: World War II Posters

Propaganda War: World War II Posters

Contributed by: Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States

This exhibit of World War II posters shows how the media was used to send official messages. Posters also indirectly reflected the values, behavior, and attitudes of the American public.

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Ravenna Mosaic Company: A Retrospective

Ravenna Mosaic Company: A Retrospective

Contributed by: Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Louis University

An exhibit on the Ravenna Mosaics Company including the complete mosaics making process.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Art collection focuses on images of Missouri, works by Missouri artists, and works related to Westward expansion. Of particular importance are over fifty paintings, drawings, and prints by George Caleb Bingham and the collection of over 300 Thomas Hart Bentons.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Editorial Cartoon Collection graphically reflects the attitudes and opinions of the artists and the citizens of Missouri from the early days of the twentieth century through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and later events that saw the United States develop into a world leader.

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Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit featuring early printed accounts of exploration and cultural encounters between what is known as the Old World or Europe and the New World or the Americas.

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Thomas Hart Benton: Murals in the Missouri State Capitol

Thomas Hart Benton: Murals in the Missouri State Capitol

Contributed by: Truman State University Art Department; Missouri State Museum

An exhibit which focuses on the Thomas Hart Benton murals at the Missouri State Capitol. This exhibit includes an image gallery, an analysis of the mural, biographical information about Benton, a history of Regionalism, and educational resources for the classroom.

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University of Missouri Sports Posters

University of Missouri Sports Posters

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

A collection of several sports publicity posters for University of Missouri Football coaches, teams, and players. Among the teams are the Big Six Champions of 1939, 1941, and 1942.

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Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations 1679 - 1859

Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations 1679 - 1859

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

Collection of published monuments of circumnavigation including expeditions of William Dampier, Captain Cook, French captains La Pérouse, Freycinet, Duperrey, and Dumont D'Urville; Russian explorer Otto von Kotzebue, etc.

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What a Piece of Work is Man:  Reading the Body in Medieval Manuscripts

What a Piece of Work is Man: Reading the Body in Medieval Manuscripts

Contributed by: St. Louis University

A digital version of the exhibition hosted by Pius XII Memorial Library in October 2008. The exhibit explores the ways that the human body was depicted in medieval manuscripts, and what can be learned about medieval society from these depictions.

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Women's Work: Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to the 21st Century

Women's Work: Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to the 21st Century

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

This collection brings together the work of a group of six historic women scientific illustrators and demonstrates the strong foundation they built by also presenting the work of six contemporary women.

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