What happens to exhibitions after they are completed?

As much as we would love to, we cannot keep all our exhibitions up forever. In order to give opportunities to other artists, new exhibitions are typically rotated through the museum monthly. Our exhibitions provide a great insight into the mind of talented artists from all walks of life. We don’t want the final date of the exhibition to be the last opportunity to observe the work. Once an exhibition reaches its last day of presentation at the Crisp Museum, sample photographs, and descriptions are sent to the archived exhibits and the previous year’s exhibits are catalogued here 

The Soul of Art Exhibition by George DeMeyers II

July 8, 2022 – July 31, 2022, Reception July 8, 4-8 p.m. with Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m., The Soul of Art Repertoire by George DeMeyers II is an eclectic array of black art consisting of portraits, murals, acrylics and oils on canvas.

Don Sahli: An Act of Color

May 6, 2022-June 26, 2022 Opening Reception May 6, 4-8 p.m. Abstract Expressionism Workshop with Don Sahli May 19-21 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Preregisteration required. Crisp Museum provides 50% discount by registering through Ellen Flentge (573) 651-2260. Regular fee $375, only $187.50 with discount. Supply list online at Sahlistudio.com

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 1, 2022-May 1, 2022 Opening Reception April 1, 4-8 p.m. The Department of Art and Design students show off their creative talent during this annual exhibit.

Small Quilts: Welcome Spring

Locally created quilts on display in celebration of spring March 18-27. Closing reception is March 27. This is a judged show with entry information available. If you are interested, check it out!

Exhibiting Excellence: 44th Annual High School Exhibition

Feb. 13, 2022-Mar.13, 2022 Opening Reception Feb. 13, 2-4 p.m. High School Students from around the region in grades 11 and 12 are invited to enter their finest work in any of the following categories: Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Photography, Fibers, Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, and Graphic Design.

Powerful Pastels by Sketched Perfect: Works by Alfonzo Branch

Dec. 3, 2021-Jan 23, 2022 Opening Reception Dec. 3, 2021, 4-8 p.m. Alfonzo Branch, owner of Sketched Perfect Designs, spent most of his adult years forging his way into the art world creatively, using pastels as a primary media. He has found that not many people use pastels for the type of work he is requested to do, because they are so difficult to master. He is a current member of the Texas Art Coalition. He has mastered the art of pastels and continues to use his creativity to enhance the artist community.

Louise Marler: Digital Americana

Oct. 1-Nov. 14, 2021 Opening Reception Oct. 1, 2021, 4-8 p.m. Marler's art has been largely influenced by her father who collected and repaired old typewriters. Her artistic style integrates modern digital photography with her passion for vintage items. The result is a composite of thought and form. She seeks to create art collections and events which integrate history, education, and entertainment.

Interwoven: The Lives and Roles of Women: Art by Jean Rissover

Aug. 6-Sept. 19, 2021 Opening Reception Aug. 6, 4-8 p.m. "The characters I paint live in my head, and act out their lives there. I hope in trying to translate them into paint on canvas, to capture something about the human condition... especially, but not exclusively, the lives of women," says Rissover.

Sylvia R. Greenfield

July 9, 2021 through Aug. 1, 2021 Reception: July 9, 2021, 4-8 p.m.

Biennial Faculty Exhibition

May 21 through June 20, 2021 Reception: May 21, 4-8 p.m.

Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations

December 4, 2020 through February 21, 2021 Art pictured: Sayaka Ganz, Wisdom, an image of the artist and her work, photo by Adam Parsons Artist Talk 5:30 p.m. February 5 will be a live presentation by the artist. Plus, a Zoom presentation for those unable to attend in person can be seen at the same time.

Robert Harding Jr.: Art from the Heart

September 4 through November 8, 2020 Reception: September 4, 4-8 p.m. Art pictured: Robert Harding, Tortured, 1977, mixed media, watercolor on paper

Barbi Myres: Transition Spaces 20.1

July 1, 2020 through August 23, 2020 Reception: July 10, 4-8 p.m.

William H. Thielen: The Voices in My Head

July 1, 2020 through August 23, 2020 Reception: July 10, 4-8 p.m. Artist Talk: July 10, 5:30 p.m.

Threshold Print Exhibition

Aug. 5 - Sept. 18, 2022, Reception August 5, 4-8 p.m., International Print Exchange Program is a non-profit initiative through which printmakers share their work with each-other across the globe. IPEP boosts networking among printmakers and creates awareness about printmaking as an art form among its viewers. This exhibit will feature 40 print artists from 21 countries.

Exhibiting Excellence

Beginning Feb. 12, Exhibiting Excellence, the 45th Annual High School Art Exhibition, an invitational juried art exhibit for 11th and 12th grade students in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, will be displayed at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

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