Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri through 1951

Inspired by 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 freely available website documenting the artists who have been active in Missouri throughout its history. Project partners mined their artist files and archival collections to tell the stories of iconic artists like Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham but also 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 through 1951 is your gateway to exploring the artists of Missouri!

Browse by city, medium or time period to discover generations of artists who called Missouri home here.


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