MOVE's Museum Masterlist

By Katherine White | Sept. 3, 2016

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Dear lovers of museums, galleries and exhibits: Scratch out the bar crawl this weekend and make room for a campus museum crawl with MOVE.

Museum of Art and Archaeology

What you’ll see: All kinds of art exhibitions! Currently, there are exhibitions on portraiture, Japanese prints and Renaissance and Baroque drawings.

Where it is: Mizzou North, at the corner of Garth Avenue and Business Loop 70.

When to go: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Fun fact: The museum has its own gift shop and online galleries if you can’t get enough.

George Caleb Bingham Gallery

What you’ll see: Art, primarily by MU students, faculty and alumni.

Where it is: Fine Arts Building A126

When to go: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fun fact: You can stop by this gallery during Art-i-Fact’s campus-wide museum crawl on Sept. 22.

Enns Entomology Museum

What you’ll see: Approximately 6 million specimens of insects, arachnids and fossils.

Where it is: Agriculture Building 3-38

When to go: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fun fact: If your museum-crawling group isn’t afraid of bugs, you can schedule a group tour to get even more information about the specimens.

Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection

What you’ll see: Clothing and textile artifacts ranging from the 16th century to the 21st.

Where it is: Gwynn Hall

When to go: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fun fact: Part of the collection is 58 quilts created over 100 years by three generations of women from a Missouri farming family.

The State Historical Society of Missouri

What you’ll see: The collection includes all kinds of books, art, manuscripts and other print materials. The current exhibition features landscape architecture.

Where it is: 1020 Lowry St. (connected to Ellis Library)

When to go: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fun fact: If you like journalism, the collection has a newspaper collection dating from 1808 with papers from all 114 Missouri counties and St. Louis.

Reptile Exhibit

What you’ll see: About 30 different species of reptiles.

Where it is: Stewart Hall 202

When to go: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fun fact: Feeding is at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, making it one of the best times to go.

Laws Observatory

What you’ll see: The majesty of space! Plus, an exhibition room featuring autographs from NASA Mission Control, astronauts and others.

Where it is: At the top of the Physics Building

When to go: 8 - 10 p.m. on clear Wednesday nights

Fun fact: They run a well-updated Facebook page to keep you up to date on astronomical phenomena and if the weather is clear enough to make the (star) trek up to the observatory.

Other museums & galleries:

Museum of Anthropology (closed for relocation)

MSA/GPC Craft Studio Gallery (located in Memorial Union)

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