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Museum of Art and Archaeology

Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70 West


The mission of the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia is to provide access to original works of art and artifacts through the development of the permanent collection and to preserve and maintain all objects in its care. The Museum uses its resources to make its collection physically available to its constituents through public display or by special arrangement. The Museum also uses its resources to make its collection intellectually accessible by studying and researching its holdings and making the results available to its audiences. The art and artifacts the Museum collects and displays must be historically and culturally significant and relevant to the audiences it serves. A "relevant" object is understood to be one that enhances teaching, is suitable and of sufficient interest for research by faculty, students, and other scholars, and is of cultural significance to the broader community.


Jeff Hauser

Thursday, April 26, 2018
This place is awesome and FREE! It threw me off a little because it is attached to a university hospital and once we found it all was good. This is a great starter museum for kids with great mock ups of famous marble statues through history, then a wonderful collection of history from across the state. Lastly many historical art pieces, some original some copies. Come and check it out you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Jeff

Cheri Sevcik

Monday, July 2, 2018
Our 7yr old granddaughter loves the museum as much as we do. Great to have something so nice and educational. It's free but we always drop a donation in the box.

Marshall Sheets

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Nice museum. The collection is relatively small, but interesting nonetheless. Includes paintings, sculptures, pottery, old coinage, and other anthropological items. Great way to kill a couple hours.

Dylan Pritts

Monday, June 25, 2018
Didn't really have much, but the artifacts it did have we're great. My son and I really enjoyed our walk through of the museum.

Stacie Schroeder

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Great collection for a town Columbia's size. Nicely curated and well-chosen temporary installations. Cast collection offers good insight into antiquities.

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