Join us September 18 – November 7, 2021, at Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.
The Allied Arts Council in partnership with the City of St. Joseph will Made in St. Joseph from Steam to STEAM on August 20-21, 2021. The mission is to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial and the unique role St. Joseph plays in the state. The two-day event will explore St. Joseph’s metamorphosis from frontier town to a city of innovation. The festival will celebrate the steamships that helped settle the area to today’s St. Joseph businesses that use STEAM to innovate and create. Visitors to the festival will see folk artists demonstrating their crafts and businesses displaying the projects and innovations developed in St. Joseph. The event will provide patrons an opportunity to explore St. Joseph’s past, present, and future with interactive exhibits, historical portrayals, lectures, and music. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities throughout the weekend.
Saint Joseph Visitors Center
502 N. Woodbine Road
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.