Gallery Talks / Lectures / Performance Art

Sept. 3, 6 p.m. Artist Talk: William Burton Jr. and Robert A. Ketchens "A Song From the Field"
Sept. 4, 6 p.m. Artist Talk: Nathan Pierce
Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Dance Performance: Inspired by the exhibition "A Song From the Field," Southeast dance students will perform a choreography of solo and duet dances exploring the fhythm and timbre of blues music and its narrative possibilities.
Nov. 5, 6 p.m. Curator Talk: Dr. Joan Stack, State Historical Society of Missouri's art curator will enlighten listeners with the stories behind the "Thomas Hart Benton: American Mythologies" exhibit. You'll come away with a better understanding of why cowboys and steamboats are such an important element of America's culture and of Benton, his contributions to American art, and how our mythic history shapes who we are as Americans.
Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Aaron Horrell and Barbara Bailey will discuss the inspiration and culmination of their ongoing series of "BarbAron" minis.
Nov. 19, 6 p.m. Historian Talk: Dr. Frank Nickell, Assistant Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will give fascinating accounts to create an understanding of Missouri and the culmination of this region's society in the time of Thomas Hart Benton.
Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Dr. Robert Fruehwald, composer and faculty in Southeast's music department will provide a musical performance of entertaining works by Missouri composers to tie into the "Thomas Hart Benton: American Mythologies" exhibition.
May 5, 6 p.m. Artist Talk: Daven Anderson "The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on our Inland Waterways."
May 6, 6 p.m. Artist Talk: Larry Braun will discuss his inspiration and process used creating his works.


Sept. 4 Art Workshop by William Burton Jr. and Robert A. Ketchens - 9 a.m.-Noon. at Dobbins River Campus Center, Mezzanine Classroom. Space is limitied and Pre-registration required.
Sept. 15 Women’s Day of Art - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Easy techniques are taught, discussed and created in short sessions including printmaking, painting, paper making. cards, collage and more. A guided gallery tour is included. Pre-registration required.
Ongoing Tuesdays at the Museum - 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays. Adults explore art materials and techniques in a wide variety of activities led by the curator of education. Supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.

Family Days

Sept.11-13 River Campus Family Weekend - Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. No registration required.
Nov. 14 Thomas Hart Benton - Presentations and art activities introduce Benton’s recognizable artistic style. Participants are encouraged to create their own Bentonesque pieces. Performer Gary Deahan portrays Thomas Hart Benton.

To register or for more information contact us by email or call (573) 651-2260.

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