Museum Magazine, Number 65 (2014 Fall)
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The issue's feature article, "Heart of the Nation Moves to the Museum," focuses on The Missouri: Heart of the Nation collection of ninety-eight paintings that has moved from the walls of Jesse Hall to its new home at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. The collection was commissioned by the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney, Inc. department store of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1946 and donated to the University of Missouri in 1950. When the collection was housed in Jesse Hall, few viewers were aware that each painting was part of a collection. Why was the collection commissioned by a department store? Who were the artists? How did the collection end up at the University? And most importantly, what overall picture of Missouri did the collection paint?
Table of Contents
From the Director / Alex W. Barker (Director) -- Heart of the nation moves to the Museum / Meg Milanick (Graduate Research Assistant) -- Beware of Greeks . . . / Cathy Callaway (Museum Educator ) -- Rome Project preview / Alex Barker (Museum Director) -- Events calendar -- Missouri Folk Arts Program / A.A. Balaskovits (Graduate Research Assistant) -- From the Museum Educator / Cathy Callaway -- From the Academic Coordinator / Arthur Mehrhoff -- Spotlight / Jeffrey Wilcox (Curator of Collections/ Registrar) -- Museum Associates / Bruce Cox (Assistant Director, Museum Operations).