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Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

Southeast Missouri State University • 518 S. Fountain St. • Cape Girardeau, Mo
Tours may be scheduled by calling (573) 651-2260. The museum is closed on major holidays.

Make & Take and Demonstrations (free)

Scrap Crafting
Drop in Dec. 6 from 4-8 p.m. and/or Dec. 7 from 1-4 p.m.
Using Crisp Museum's scraps and recyclables, create one of a kind ornaments and create small holiday themed gifts, while supplies last. Some examples included: painted tiles, mini sock cap ornaments, quilted ball, holiday cards, or whatever you can think up. For all ages.

Fiber Arts Meet Up
During the event, hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and Emily Denlinger, professor and area head of digital art, participants are encouraged to bring their knitting, embroidery, felting, spinning, crocheting or book making projects to work on and share with the group. All experience levels are welcome.

Fiber Arts Meet Up
During the event, hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and Emily Denlinger, professor and area head of digital art, participants are encouraged to bring their knitting, embroidery, felting, spinning, crocheting or book making projects to work on and share with the group. All experience levels are welcome.

Winter Landscape
Drop in February 7, 2020, 4-8 p.m. and/or February 8, 1-4 p.m.
Even if you say you can't paint, you can follow step by step to create an easy winter landscape with snowy hills, aspen trees, evergreens and a meandering stream.
For all ages.
Fiber Arts Meet Up
February 21, 2020 1-3 p.m.
During the event, hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and Emily Denlinger, professor and area head of digital art, participants are encouraged to bring their knitting, embroidery, felting, spinning, crocheting or book making projects to work on and share with the group. All experience levels are welcome.
Acrylic Abstract with Texture
March 6, 2020, 4-8 p.m. and/or March 7, 1-4 p.m.
Use a thickening medium with acrylic paint of your color choice and play with raised textures made from anything you can call a paint tool to form lines, designs and texture. Dries quick and easy to take home.
Origami and Paper Sculpture
April 3, 2020, 4-8 p.m. and/or April 4, 1-4 p.m.
Rocks and Minerals
May 1, 2020, 4-8 p.m. and May 2, 1-4 p.m.
Visit different centers focusing on rocks and minerals. Did you know some of southeast Missouri has volcanic rock? The St. Francois Mountains, are the oldest continually mined property in the US. The igneous rocks became knob islands which protruded out and then were covered by more sedimentary rocks. The rocks then eroded over time and formed high and low points that eventually developed into the mountains that are present today.

Presentations and Talks (free)

Please check back. Updates are made frequently.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. Dr R. Bruck McMillan presents Cliff Dwellers of the Ozarks
The White River basin in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas is a region noted for bluff shelters that contain remarkable preservation environments—one that preserves what are otherwise perishable artifacts. These “dry shelters” produce hafted tools and weapons, baskets, woven fabrics, clothing and footwear, and perishable food items along with ceramics and lithic artifacts. Mark Harrington, an archaeologist trained at Columbia University in New York, first described what he called the “Ozark Bluff Dweller culture” in 1924, following two years of explorations in these bluff overhangs. His collections ended up at the Museum of the American Indian in New York. A decade later, the University of Arkansas Museum under the direction of Samuel Dellinger, excavated eighty additional bluff shelters amassing a large collection of perishable artifacts that are today curated by the Arkansas Archaeological Survey. In 1957, as part of the work in the Table Rock Reservoir area, Carl H. Chapman of the University of Missouri excavated several dry shelters in Barry County, Missouri. The history of this work will be reviewed along with an explanation of how the concept of an “Ozark Bluff Dweller culture” has outlived its usefulness.

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020 James Phillips presents Beckwith Lecture (more information soon, please check back)
The Beckwith Memorial Archaeology Lecture honors Thomas Beckwith, who donated his sizeable collection of Mississippian artifacts to the University in 1913. Select pieces from the collection are on permanent display in the museum.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7 p.m.
More information soon, please check back.

Events and Workshops (must register + possible fee)

Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays 9 a.m.-Noon 
Tuesdays 1-4 p.m.
Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.
Preregistration and fee required ($5/single class or $100/year of classes, workshops by contracted teaching artists are not included) • supplies provided or bring your own • adults only
Space is limited. Beginner and novice level lessons involve a variety of art including painting, drawing, fibers, printmaking, jewelry and multimedia. Activities will introduce art vocabulary along with knowledge of color theory and some art history. Individual participants learn to use the materials. Not everyone makes the same art. Realism, representational, plein air, abstract, expressionism, and narrative are styles can be explored in this group setting.
Register online here

Duct Tape Art
February 22, 2020, 1-4 p.m.
This free event for ages 8 and up requires preregistration by Feb. 19th.
Come be creative with duct tape. Put a new spin on something familiar by making it yourself. What can you make out of duct tape?

Registration opening soon, please check back.

Cleda Curtis Oil Painting Workhshop
March 10, 17, 24, 3, 2020, from 9 a.m.-Noon
Preregistration and $25 payment due by March 3, 2020.
Register Online Here

Wind Chimes Workshop
March 14, 2020, 1-4 p.m.
This free event for ages 8 and up requires preregistration by March 11th.
March winds bring music to your ears with this event. Come join making wind chimes using old keys and wood.

Registration opening soon, please check back.

3D Paper Model Workshop
March 28, 2020, 1-4 p.m.
This free event for ages 8 and up requires preregistration by March 25th.
Come and assemble a classic 3D paper model. Your choices will be a building, car or airplane.

Registration opening soon, please check back.

Staff

Questions: email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.
Register for a museum workshop https://app.semo.edu/genl/DAPS/Application.aspx?app=CrispMuseum

Contact

573.651.2260
museum@semo.edu
River Campus, 175 Cultural Arts Center

Crisp Museum
One University Plaza, MS 7875 (mailing address)
518 S. Fountain St. (physical address)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701