Spring/ Summer 2017 Exhibitions

  • Apr. 7 - 23
    • Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
  • May 5 - June 25
    • Biennial Faculty Exhibition
  • July 7 - Aug. 20
    • Brian Alworth: Southeast Solo Exhibition

Spring/Summer 2017 Receptions / Artist Talks / First Fridays / Performance Art / Lectures Academy / Festival / Family Days

  • April 7
    • Opening Reception and First Friday 4-8 p.m. Annual Juried Student Exhibition
  • Apr. 26
    • Don Sahli Talk and Demo. Preregistration required by April 21 for Southeast Students. Don Sahli, Painter and Teacher of the Russian School of Painting, will give an artist talk discussing composition and design followed by a live demo of his painting technique.
  • May 5
    • Open Reception and First Friday 4-8 p.m. Biennial Faculty Exhibition
  • June 2
    • Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. First Friday
  • June 6-9
    • 2017 Museum Summer Academy 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Registration required.
  • June 17
    • Summer Arts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No registration required.
  • July 7
    • Opening Reception and First Friday 4-8 p.m. Artist Talk by Brian Alworth

Fall 2017 Exhibitions

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.
    • Free Adult Art Class, pre-registration required (573) 651-2260. Contact the museum for additional details.
  • August 21, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Solar Eclipse Event View the NASA Exhibit covering both unmanned and manned space exploration. Make and take colorful moons and planets with paint.
  • August 23, 2017, 2-5 p.m.
    • Hawaiian Ice Social Welcoming event for students and faculty for the fall semester, held at River Campus Atrium. Enjoy fun photo ops and relaxing beach music along with free snow cones.
  • September 5, 2017, 10-3 p.m.
    • Women's Day of Art Participants make six easy projects, while learning art terminology, processes and techniques. Take a gallery tour to inspire your artistic side. No experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Register by August 18.
  • September ___, 2017 (TBD)
    • River Campus Open House
  • September 30, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Float Your Boat Make and test your boat for buoyancy, speed and load weight.
  • October 6, 2017, 4-7 p.m.
    • Trick-Art-Treat: Misfit Monster Making Design, stitch and stuff your own original monster figure with our colorful supplies.
  • October 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
    • Music concert In conjunction with the Najjar Abdul-Mussawwir: Reconstructed exhibition, Southeast faculty and students will perform a concert which includes music inspired by African culture and African instruments, particularly the banjo. Works performed will include pieces by Southeast faculty and students.
  • October 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
    • Dance Movements Inspired by the art works in the exhibition Najjar Abdul-Mussawwir: Reconstructed, Southeast dance students will perform a choreography of solo and group dances exploring the musical connection between the banjo and African String instruments.
  • November ___, 2017 (TBD in conjunction with a fall Show Me Day), 1-4 p.m.
    • Family Day: Print, Stitch and Weave Make artistic book covers using layers and explore the printmaking processes with the stencils and foam plates you design yourself.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

  • February ___, 2018 (TBD in conjunction with a spring Show Me Day), 1-4 p.m.
    • Family Day: Rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify the man-made prehistoric pieces you bring.
  • March 20 and 21, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
    • Ukrainian Egg Decorating Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs using a wax resist process. Presented by teaching artist Barbara Duncan.
  • June 5-8, 2018, 9-11 a.m. / 1-4 p.m.
    • Museum Academy
  • June 16, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Summer Arts Festival

The musem is closed on Mondays and on Dec. 23-Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Apr. 14-16, May 29 and July 4


*All events take place in the Crisp Museum and are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To register or for more information contact us by email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.


River Campus, 175 Cultural Arts Center
Crisp Museum
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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