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New show, local buzz for campus museum

Posted on Jan. 28, 2009 by Karen Pojmann

Big things are afoot this week at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

The campus landmark has just opened Driven, a national traveling exhibition of award-winning work by artists ages 16 to 25 who have disabilities. Each piece reflects its creator’s take on motivation and creative drive.

Visitors can see, in conjunction with Driven, a showing of paintings from artist Guy Cobb’s “Braille Paintings for the Blind” series—a multi-sensory collection that’s both colorful and touchable.

Also this week, the museum is attracting local media coverage.

The February-March issue of Columbia Home & Lifestyle magazine features an article about groundbreaking African American artist Beulah Ecton Woodard’s Maudelle, a ceramic bust of Maudelle Bass Weston, which is part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Meanwhile the museum has been named “Best Art Gallery” in Inside Columbia magazine’s annual Best of Columbia competition.

Driven runs through April 19. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.


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