Aside from just having a vast collection of historical artifacts on display, the Crisp Museum also presents a series of exhibitions throughout the year to display the creative work of talented, often local, artists.

With exhibitions rotating roughly on a monthly basis, you are certain to find inspirational, beautiful, and complex art that interests you.

Don Sahli: An Act of Color

May 6, 2022-June 19, 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

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.

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.

Environmental Impact II

Sept. 30, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023, Reception Oct. 7, 4-8 p.m., The exhibit uses approximately 55 Artworks by 21 artists in a range of media to draw attention to the to a variety of environmental issues that are altering public awareness of growing ecological problems around the world.

Exhibition Archive

In order to keep our exhibits new and exciting, we rotate in new exhibits and thus have to archive old ones. But just because these older exhibits are put in the archive doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. Check out our exhibits from the past year in the archive below.

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