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Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

Venue Display
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
3201 West 16th St.
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Venue Type: Museum

united states

June 30th - September 4th Color and Surface: Abstract Painting in the 1970s
June 30th - September 4th Regrets and More: Recent Acquisitions from Universal Limited Art Editions
Jasper Johns, Ryan & Trevor Oakes, Terry Winters
June 17th - September 4th Selections from the Collection
Joachim Bandau, Tony Marsh, James Marshall, Udo Noger, Gary Passanise, Carol Prusa, Richard Serra
June 11th - September 4th Recent American Ceramics
Victor Babu, Jack Earl, Lauren Mabry, Richard Notkin, Annabeth Rosen, Tip Toland
May 21st - August 28th After Scott Joplin: Sedalia Visual Art Association Members’ Exhibition
May 7th - September 4th Animalia
Joe Andoe, Hunt Slonem, Mary Sprague
Oct, 2016 The Thread You Follow
Donna Sharrett, Debra Smith
Tue-Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 1-5
660 530 5888
660 530 5890
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Mission Statement
The Contemporary Art Museum on the campus of State Fair Community College collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits modern and contemporary works of art and design for the educational enrichment of students, faculty and the general public.

Museum Program Scope
The educational mission of State Fair Community College guides and informs every aspect of the Museum and its operation. As part of an institution of higher learning responsive to the entire needs of the college, it works in collaboration with faculty and students. Through its educational programming, the Museum enhances the cultural life of its immediate community. The Museum is uniquely positioned to serve Missouri's central region and to specifically attract patrons traveling between its two major cultural centers, Kansas City and St. Louis. It is not duplicated in its region. The Museum constitutes a cultural "oasis," dedicated to the highest level of aesthetic and educational standards to implement innovative, humane, and enlightening programs.

The core of the Museum is the permanent collection comprised of abstract paintings, drawings, prints, works in clay and sculpture created since the mid-20th century. The permanent collection also includes those significant precursors that are a vital link to refining the scope of the collection and to enhancing the Museum's educational importance. The Museum permanent collection was built through gifts and selected purchases. The study collection is compromised of those examples valued as instructional resources. The director/curator is responsible for routine maintenance of the collection. Conservation or restoration of collection works is contracted to and performed by conservation specialists.

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