Whether you want to make your own art or explore local artistic constructs, look no further.

Instructional crafting sessions and information on local artistic events can be found at the Crisp Museum. View the activities and lectures offered through the museum and enroll in a class today.

Activities, Workshops, and Artist Talks

Museum program details are included below. Some activities have pre-registration, age limits, and possible fees. If you can't find your answer, please call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu to speak with a person or leave a message.

June Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online at semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.

June 7 Selections from the Permanent Collection
Art Gallery opening 4-8 p.m.

July 5 Selections from the Permanent Collection
Open late 4-8 p.m.

August 2 Selections from the Permanent Collection 
Open late 4-8 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Plastic Model Vehicle Building Demos
June 8, 15, 22, 29
1-4 p.m.
Free / drop in / all ages

Stop in and watch the progression of plastic vehicle models being assembled as demos on Saturdays during June. The demo models that will be built include a 1:25 scale of a 1964 Chevy Fleetside Pickup and a 1:48 scale of a P-38J Lightning Airplane. The completed models of a 1:25 scale 1934 Ford Pickup, a 1:25 scale 1961 Chevy Custom Pickup, and others will also be displayed.

June 8:   Unpack and Prep
June 15: Basic Assembly
June 22: Painting
June 29: Finishing Details

The public may bring their kit to build. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. No sign-up is required.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email gtyler@semo.edu or jmphillips@semo.edu 
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

 

Paint Nights at Crisp Museum
6-9 p.m. / free for university community / $10 fee for public / ages 12+ / supplies provided / Preregister by June 11 online: semo.edu/museum
Each person and date are to be entered separately or pay and preregister in person. Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum. University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't).

June 13: Patriotic Theme
Participants can choose to paint from a picture they select with a patriotic theme or follow step-by-step instructions to complete their artwork of a flag and eagle with guidance from Ellen Flentge. All supplies are provided.

Questions:
 (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Contact

Phone: 573-651-2260
Email: museum@semo.edu

Sewing Cross Body Bags
June 14, 21, and 28
Preregistration, online pattern purchase, and supplies are required. 
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum by selecting "Enroll in Class" and choosing a start time 9am, 10am, 1pm, or 2pm.
Note: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Participants will sew and complete at least one cross-body bag using the Charlie Sling Bag pattern with guidance from Ellen Flentge. The bags make great gifts and can be stylized to have a motif such as sporty, bohemian, western, animals, music, pop culture, etc. Examples will be shown. Specific supplies are dependent on the bag style. Bring your sewing machine or borrow a loaner.
 
Each Friday through the year, you may drop in the museum to Stitch at Crisp. Socialize and share your creative efforts with like-minded makers.

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online at semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

July Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.


Open late 4-8 p.m. July 5 Selections from the Permanent Collection 
Closing July 14


Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Hand Puppet: Fire Breathing Dragon
July 5
4-8 p.m.
free while supplies last / drop-in / all ages

This is the year of the dragon. Build a hand puppet base and use your creativity to add colorful skin, jaws, eyes, and horns, from abstract painted papers and felt or foam sheets. 

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.

"Making Amazing Faces" Presentation by Ellen Flentge
July 10
9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Limited Seating and Preregistration is Required / $5 Fee 
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum by selecting "Enroll in Class" and choosing a start time or drop in the museum to pay with cash or check.

"Faces have many observable details. Once you are shown the differences occurring in eyes, noses, mouths, and heads, you'll be much more aware of these nuances, and you can improve your ability to capture a person's likeness," Flentge says. "Anyone wishing to become more proficient in making faces, no matter what artistic media they are using, could gain a lot of insight from this presentation."

Creating the likeness of a person can start with a simple fifteen-minute line and shape drawing, and then, become a more complex work depicting concave and convex surfaces made of light and shadow. Showing skin folds, lines, and texture with shading adds character to your subject.

"Making Amazing Faces" will be a 90-minute presentation by Ellen Flentge. Attendees will be looking in a mirror and or observing others as she covers size, shape, angle, and comparison of placement between features. A book on face details for each attendee will be available for use during her presentation.

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.

Paint Night: Meadow Sunrise
July 11

6-9 p.m. 
free for university community / $10 fee for public / ages 12+ / supplies provided 
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum each person and date are to be entered separately or pay and preregister in person. Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum. University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't).

Participants can choose to paint from a picture they select with a meadow theme or follow step-by-step instructions to complete their artwork of a sunrise treeline and illuminated meadow flowers with guidance from Ellen Flentge. All supplies are provided.

Questions:
 (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Contact

Phone: 573-651-2260
Email: museum@semo.edu

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding
July 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
free for university community / $10 fee for public / ages 12+ / supplies provided 
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum or pay and preregister in person. Each person is to be entered separately. Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum. University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't).

This binding structure is perfect for creating unique sketchbooks and journals that artists and writers love because the book opens perfectly flat and features beautiful stitching along the spine. The binding can be made with straight stitches or by stitches that create a design.

In this class, participants will learn coptic stitch and long stitch processes. Hard book covers will be covered by hand with paper or cloth before paper signatures are stitched in place. Another option will be using suede leather as the cover. 

Book boards, needles, some waxed threads, and suede leather will be supplied. Bring your decorative exterior and endpapers or fabrics and embellishments.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Fantasy Art Landscape 
July 23 and 30
9 a.m. or 1 p.m. 
Free / Preregistration Required / Ages 9+
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum each person and date are to be entered separately or pay and preregister in person. Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum. University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't).

Make a fantasy landscape that shows depth and mystery in a colorful world no one has ever imagined, before you! Participants will use easy steps that build on one another to create layers using watercolors, chalk pastels, acrylics, or a combination. Decide what characters call your world home, people, dragons, fairies, and more. Or the elements such as rocks, trees, mountains, or water, could be alive with magical properties.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

August Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free / drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Chalk Drawing: Life in the Wild
August 2
4-8 p.m.
free / drop in / all ages


Hey grown ups, interact with your youth in "Chalk Drawing: Life in the Wild" at Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum 4-8 p.m. on August 2.

Interact with art at our special chalk drawings that will have you acting like wild animals at River Campus.

Chalk drawing is for all ages. It helps little ones with motor skills and is quick to bring about viewers' cheerful responses. Easy, quick versions can be of one wild animal. More detailed versions, could incorporate a more detailed aminal or multiple animals or elements of their environment. This is purely for fun to kick off Crisp Museum's amazing photography exhibit.

"Thomas Mangelsen - A Life in the Wild, Part 1" by American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, will be on display August 2-September 30. Viewers will see vast, colorful, scenic vistas, animal families, and striking close-ups in a large photo format that has used no digital manipulation. 

All photographs are copyrighted ©.
Thomas D. Mangelsen - A Life in the Wild
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Welcome Back HCAM Picnic
August 17
Holland College of Arts + Media hosts an afternoon with activites, music, and a picnic for new and returning SEMO students/personnel. 

Drop In Crisp Museum to view Thomas Mangelsen - A Live in the Wild, Part 1.

 

Hawaiian Ice Social
August 19 and 20 
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
free / drop in

Welcome SEMO Freshment and returning students! For a cool treat, stop by for a free Hawaiin Ice and a photo opportunity with props at Crisp Museum.

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus, 518 S. Fountian St., Cape Girardeau, MO.

Sling Bag: H2O 2GO
August 23 and 30
sewing / schedule your start time at registration / pattern purchase required / ages 12+ 
Preregistration, online pattern purchase, and supplies are required. Select your start time at sign up 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m.

Preregister online semo.edu/museum by selecting "Enroll in Class" and choosing a start time.
Note: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 


Make a new sling for toting your thermos. Participants will sew and complete the H2O 2GO pattern that holds their thermos hands free, with guidance from Ellen Flentge. The bags make great gifts and can be stylized to have a motif such as sporty, bohemian, western, animals, music, pop culture, etc. Examples will be shown. The supply list is with the pattern. Bring your sewing machine or borrow a loaner.
 
Each Friday through the year, you may drop in the museum to Stitch at Crisp. Socialize and share your creative efforts with like-minded makers.

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.

Open House at Crisp Museum
August 24
1-4 p.m.
free / open to the public / drop in

Come join us for a fun afternoon. Participate in a sidewalk chalk contest (with a grand prize), a River Campus scavenger hunt, and other various activites. Bring a friend and make new friends at Crisp Museum's open house.

Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260

Paint Night: Cozy Bonfire
August 29
6-9 p.m.
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister by August 27 online at semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class. Limited Seating is available. Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit Crisp Museum. For University community registration: select "pay later" but you really won't.

Participants will follow step-by-step instructions to complete their artwork with acrylics. The picture will include a starry night in the woods with people or critters enjoying a glowing bonfire. All of the supplies will be provided.

Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260 with questions. 

Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 South Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

September Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Exploring Watercolor Landscapes with Kathy Morrison
September 6 and 7 / 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Intermediate (experience in any painting medium) to advanced / ages 15+ / limited seating
Preregister online at semo.edu/museum by September 1 (https://semo.edu/museum) by selecting "Enroll in Class" and following the prompts. Note: A $30 Fee may be paid online with a card or prepay in person with cash or check. After registration, participants will receive a supply list. Some supplies will be provided.
Kathy Morrison will will demonstrate various, essential watercolor techniques that can be used for both plein-air landscapes and studio work. Ways of improving composition and simplifying detail will be shown. Each day, participants will select, inspirational, source materials to experiment with while Morrison provides personal guidance. Practice studies will be made before working toward a final painting.  

Morrison is a prolific painter with experience in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Painting since the age of 10, she discovered her passion for plein air painting a decade ago. Her works are noticed by peers and have been selected by judges in competitions.
Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.


October 4 / 4-8 p.m. / Two Fine Art Exhibitions to view:
Reception Lexie Millican: Abracadabra through September 30, 2024
 
September 6 Thomas Mangelsen - A Life in the Wild, Part 1

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Fall Trivia Night at Crisp Museum (for University students/personnel only)
September 9
7-9 p.m.

Do you enjoy trivia and a challenge? Get together a team of 6 friends for a night of trivia. Test how well you and your friends know about SEMOm movies, general knowledge, etc. Limit of 6 teams.
When enrolling online at semo.edu/museum, select your team number. Each person must individually enter. 

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Gary Tyler: gtyler@semo.edu

Paint Night: Wild West
September 12
6-9 p.m.
Preregister by September 10 online http://semo.edu/museum
Fee: $10 for public, Free for University community / Ages 11+

The picture will include a western theme such as boots, rope, a bandana, horses, and a pasture. All of the supplies will be provided.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email museum@semo.edu
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 South Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial at Crisp Museum
September 13
10-11 a.m. / 1-3 p.m. / 4-5 p.m.
All ages / Free 

T-shirts are a part of a person's life story. Learn what it takes to create a T-shirt quilt by attending this live tutorial demonstration. Layout styles can vary from a simple grid with the same size T-shirt blocks to off-set designs incorporating various-sized T-shirts. Whether you use thin or thick, heavy or light fabric, it all depends on your preference. Maybe you like to see texture with frayed or hand-tied seams. Examples will be on hand for a close look. Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu

The T-shirt Quilt Tutorial is offered at 3 times: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. It is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

Crisp Museum offers Stitch at Crisp on Fridays. Bring your supplies and create in our space. Tables and electricity are provided.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Chainmail Workshop
September 19
1-4 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Jim Phillips: jmphillips@semo.edu

RPG Mini Figure Painting (for University students/personnel only)
September 21
1-4 p.m. / Free / Registration is required due to limited seating
Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: At registration, select "pay later" (but you really won't). 


Receive one free RPG character to paint.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Gary Tyler: gtyler@semo.edu
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 South Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Role Playing Game at Crisp Museum (for University students/personnel only)
September 22 and 29
1-4 p.m. / Free / Registration is required due to limited seating
Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: At registration, select "pay later" (but you really won't). 



Use Saturday's character that was created to play the role play game.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Gary Tyler: gtyler@semo.edu
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 South Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close Tuesdays or Wednesdays
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

October Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
October 1-31
During open hours

Crisp Museum is haunted! How many ghosts can you find?

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.

October 4 / 4-8 p.m. / Two Fine Art Exhibitions to view:
Reception Gain of Function: New Mutation through November 25, 2024
Meet the Artist, Emily Denlinger. 

Reception Thomas Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild, Part 2 through November 26, 2024
A continuation of Mangelsen’s large format photographic journey, featuring bold wildlife encounters and dramatic landscapes. 
Mangelsen intends to elevate public awareness about the global poaching crisis, animal extinction, and circumstances of climate change through his stimulating imagery that makes you realize we all share this planet, even though many choose to never go into the wild.

60 Minutes interview by Anderson Cooper with Thomas D. Manngelsen aired May 6, 2018

MAHB Blog July 20, 2017 by Todd Wilkinson The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB, pronounced “mob”) is a meeting place for global civil society — citizens concerned with the interconnections among the greatest threats to human well-being: this is the human predicament. Please visit the "MAHB Arts Community" to share and reflect on how art can promote critical changes in behavior and systems. An initiative of Stanford University,
bringing the best science to civil society.

Wilkinson collaborated with Mangelsen on the book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone which won a 2016 High Plains Book Award.

View the entire Mangelsen portfolio online 

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

All photographs are copyrighted ©.
Thomas D. Mangelsen - A Life in the Wild
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Fall Themed Putz Houses
October 5 and 6 

1-4 p.m. 
$5 fee / ages 12+ / limited steating

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.

Putz houses are small, intricately-detailed buildings traditionally made from cardboard, paper, and glitter, originating from Germany in the early 1900s. They were often used as Christmas decorations. Today, they are still popular and can be found year around various styles, from vintage to traditional. Houses can be as unique and detailed as you care to make. Supplies to start your base and house will be provided. Participants may bring things gathered in nature, balsa wood, tooth pics, or tiny related toys.

Jeff Martin and Jeanna Nance, amature putzers and members of a local group, will provide examples and demonstrate the first steps using a canvas board as the ground for a house. From that point on, you make all the decisions.

A display of Putz Houses will include a haunted house, a farm house, a churche, and a snowy house and more to inspire participants.  

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Mini Skull Halloween Decor
October 12 or 13
1-4 p.m.
Free / Enroll in one day only / ages 10+
Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: at Enrollment, select pay later, but you really won't.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Gary Tyler: gtyler@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Paint Night: Owl Friends
October 10
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $10 for public, Free for University community / Ages 11+
Preregister by October 8 online http://semo.edu/museum
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 


Colorful owl painting designs will be available to choose from or create your own unique scene. How will it look - close up, far away, moonlit night sky, colorful sunset, patterns and designs, cheery or mysterious? Include as many owls as you like. The art is made on a canvas with acrylic paint. All of the supplies will be provided.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Sewing Workshop
October 15 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
A fee is required, and a supply list will be given after enrollment.

Preregister online at semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.


Crisp Museum is partnering with River Hertage Quilters' Guild to host a fun workshop where you can learn a new sewing skill and use your creativity with fabric. The teaching artist will be announced soon. Please check back for details. 

Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 South Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Halloween at Crisp Museum
October 26 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
October 27 / 1-4 p.m.
October 31 / 4-7 p.m.  
Free / Open to the public 

Halloween at Crisp Museum is a family tradition weekend adventure. Come and join in the family fun of making a misfit rag monster, paing a wooden pumpkin or tombstone, or take the scavenger hunt challenge October 26, 28, 29 and 31.

On October 31, Trick or Treat HERE IN YOUR COSTUME!
Complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win the candy in the cauldron, with winner selected at 7 p.m. (winner does not need to be present)

Bring your pumpkin and use the museum's tools that will be provided to create your own jack-o-lantern. This is a family event for all ages.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close Tuesdays or Wednesdays
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online semo.edu/museum and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Painting with Farley Lewis: Poetic Landscapes
November 1 and 2
8 a.m.-3 p.m. / ages 16+ / Limited Seating

Preregister online by October 24 (https://semo.edu/museum) select "Enroll in Class" and follow the prompts. Note: A $30 Fee may be paid online with a card or prepay in person with cash or check. After registration, participants will receive a supply list. Some supplies will be provided.

Farley Lewis brings a fun and creative approach to painting landscapes. He unpacks the principles of painting and the mindsets that help you be more bold and expressive. His simple, relaxed approach to teaching is informative, refreshing, and easy to remember.
Participants will learn how to develop compelling compositions using values to lead the viewer’s eye, how to keep colors fresh and beautiful, make bold brushwork, and more.
Lewis has a BFA in Fine Art from Missouri State University and has taught art in schools, businesses, plein air events, and workshops throughout the Midwest. He has won top awards in regional and national-level events and art organizations.

Farley Lewis Website
Crisp Museum is located inside the Cultural Arts Center of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO.
Questions: Email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260

Art Walk
November 1  
4-8 p.m. 
free / drop in

During the Art Walk, patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale at various venues.


November 1 / Two Fine Art Exhibitions to view: 
Gain of Function: New Mutation through November 25, 2024
Artwork by Emily Denlinger.


Thomas Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild, Part 2
through November 26, 2024
Open late 4-8 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

November Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.


July 5 Selections from the Permanent Collection
Open late 4-8 p.m.

August 2 Selections from the Permanent Collection 
Open late 4-8 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Crisp Museum Booth at Cape Comic Con
November 1-3
Drop in the Show Me Center / Requires entry fee

Show Me Center is located at 1333 N. Sprigg, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Finger Weaving Demonstration
November 9 and 10
1-4 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email Jim Phillips: jmphillips@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Paint Night: Black Out Poetry Collage
November 14
6 p.m.  
Fee: $10 for public, Free for University community / Ages 11+
Preregister by November 12 online  
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you won't). 

In order to come up with your very own black-out poetry, a page of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine will be the start. From there, you choose a word as your starting point. As you move forward through the text, here and there, progressively select other words to combine into phrases or sentences. Once it is suitable to you, you will cover the unneeded words with paint. You may add designs or layer various images to create your collage. Supplies will be provided.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email: semo.edu/museum
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Escape Room "Clue: Robbery at the Museum" for SEMO students/personnel
November 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 / A 90 Minute Game
Preregister online and click Enroll in Class and select a date and team number. Participants must be enrolled individually. Select "pay later" (but you really won't). 

Enroll a team of up to 6 players for the Escape Room "Clue: Robbery at the Museum." This is a 90-minute Escape Room challenge. Difficulty: 3/5

It should have been simple--you were hired to steal six priceless exhibits from the museum then get out and get paid. But someone in your crew is a traitor! One of you already stole a target exhibit and replaced it with a fake one, and they triggered security to boot. You need to get out before the guards find you and figure out who betrayed you, what they stole, and where they hid it. 
-description from the publisher's website

Questions: (573) 651-2260 or Email: Gary Tyler: gtyler@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

Art for Adults
9 a.m.-Noon or 2 p.m.-close Tuesdays or Wednesdays
University Community is Free / Public $5 class or $100 year

Preregister online and click Enroll in Class
Note: Online payment requires a card. To pay by check or cash please visit the museum.
University community registration: select "pay later" (but you won't). 

Making art is a fun way to express your creativity with various mediums. This is a small group and if you have no experience, this is the place to start. Participants may work with the topics they like or get ideas from others in the group to gain experience in painting, drawing, collage, etc. Stencil image shapes quickly, learn to see values of color, temperature, perspective, and types of edges, and use color theory to mix the colors you need. If you are already a creator and want a positive environment and good company, you've found it. Crisp Museum has many supplies, but participants may also bring their own. Mini lessons will be facilitated by Ellen Flentge, curator of education.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

December Fridays - Stitch at Crisp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. / free, drop-in / bring your supplies

Bring your fabric and supplies to socialize with others as you make progress on your piece. For any fiber workers, spinning, felting, embroidery, or cross-stitch, bring your sewing machine and supplies if needed. Table space is provided with an electricity connection.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center

Crisp Museum is open late 4-8 p.m. on select first Fridays for the Art Walk where patrons visit multiple art venues.
This is free for all ages and some locations provide refreshments.

Enjoy the new exhibits with your friends and family, socialize, soak in the culture, and appreciate the arts. Many artworks are for sale.


July 5 Selections from the Permanent Collection
Open late 4-8 p.m.

August 2 Selections from the Permanent Collection 
Open late 4-8 p.m.

Questions: (573) 651-2260 Email museum@semo.edu
Map: 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center  

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Office

River Campus
175 Cultural Arts Center
518 S. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701