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.
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.
In the effort to keep you and our campus community safe from COVID-19, the Larson and Hardwick Galleries are presently closed to the general public — but open to CC students, staff and faculty. If you are part of the CC community, please stop by to enjoy our exhibitions!
The current exhibition information can be found on our Facebook page.