Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri 1821-1951

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the State of Missouri, The Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in partnership with the Kansas City Art Institute and The St. Louis Public Library created a free, online resource that documents the artists who lived in, or spent part of their careers within, Missouri from its beginning in 1821 to 1951. Project partners have mined their artist files and archival collections to create individual records that describe each artist’s life and practice. The resulting online resource allows anyone interested in learning more about Missouri’s artistic traditions to explore iconic figures, such as Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham and artists from under-represented communities including women, artists of color and self-taught artists.

Whether you’re a collector, a teacher, a researcher or just love all things related to the “Show-Me” state Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri 1821 – 1951 is your gateway to exploring the artists of Missouri!

Missouri Remembers has been made possible through funding from the Missouri Humanities Council and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.