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Museum of Art and Archaeology

1 Pickard Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-3591
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Columbia
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
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Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum has an amazingly good collection for its size. There is a hall of statuary and exhibits that span the history of art. There is a cool collection of archeological artifacts as well. It even has a gift shop! It is definitely worth a stop.

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Missouri, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the first museums that I took my son to many years ago. Still like going and it is an easy short visit.

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Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is on the MU campus and has a surprisingly rounded collection of both art and archaeological treasures dating from before Egypt through modern art. There are focused exhibits that change frequently, a favorite of mine being the exhibit on the watercolor artist Keith Crown who worked a lot in the Taos area. It can... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum provides a view of art and antiquities from many different parts of the world. Of course we go to museums in St. Louis and Kansas City but when you cannot leave town and want to browse among ancient artifacts and art, you can enjoy a satisfying hour or two here.

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Columbia, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of two excellent museums on the University of Missouri campus; the other is the Museum of Anthropology. Both museums are in the process of moving out of their on-campus buildings so they can be renovated and will move into the university's north campus adjacent to I-70. They are both still open; the... More

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Kansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband, our 2 teen sons and I visited the museum just last week. The museum is easy to find, although parking was a little tough. But we found some just up the street. But the website does direct you to parking lots, we forgot our printout. Loved the Missouri Artists section, great piece by Thomas Hart Benton. Also loved... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Large museum with multiple exhibits. The price is the best you will find... Free. The exhibits rotate so you won't always see the same things.

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Maryville, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I LOVE going and hanging out in this museum. They have an excellent collection. Their private collection that is not on display is even more amazing. I highly recommend visiting while you are on campus. This is truly a hidden gem in Columbia, MO and on the Mizzou Campus! I'm a former MU Art Student, so I will warn you,... More

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St. Louis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was very nice and FREE! But kind of small. It had a quite a selection of things to look at. Made it through there in about 1 1/2 hours with 2 kids. Nice for a change.

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Belmont, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Elegantly mounted, eclectic displays make this an engaging stop during a walk around this beautiful campus.

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