Sidney Larson Gallery

The Larson Gallery displays professional work by nationally and internationally known artists, and by outstanding Columbia College students. The gallery is under the direction of Scott McMahon. The gallery is located in Brown Hall on the main campus of Columbia College.

The Sidney Larson Gallery is named for Sidney Larson, who taught in the department for more than 50 years. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he studied with Missouri artists Fred Shane and Thomas Hart Benton, serving as the resident assistant for Benton’s mural at the Truman Library and creating numerous mu­rals and other public art of his own, including those found locally at the Boone County Court House, Guitar Building, Shelter Insurance Cos., Columbia Public Library, Columbia College and Riback Supply Co., as well as at the Jefferson City Municipal Build­ing and the Rolla Daily News Building. His works of art, which won awards and were exhibited at invitational shows and traveling national exhibits, are found in public and private collec­tions. Larson gave numerous public lectures and served as a judge for local, regional, national and international art competitions.

At this time we are not accepting exhibition proposals for the Sidney Larson Gallery.

 
 
Artist with Columbia College instructor at reception.

Annual exhibitions held in gallery

Paper in Particular

An annual, juried exhibition held by the Columbia College art galleries. The exhibition showcases the very best in art that incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc., are all eligible.

High School Art Exhibition

An annual competition held by the Columbia College art galleries which showcases work of local High School students. Student work is judged by faculty and awarded accordingly.

Gallery hours

The galleries are open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm. Appropriate face masks must be worn by everyone (including all students, faculty, staff, guests, vendors, and visitors) when indoors in college buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing when in the galleries is strongly encouraged. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to keep our community safe.

The current exhibition information can be found on our Facebook page .