The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery

at Missouri State Museum

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery features rotating exhibits inside the Union Hotel, located at 101 Jefferson Street. For further information, please call 573-751-2854.

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2018 Exhibits

drawing depicting a soldier with a gun standing on top fo the globe smashing it in
March 6 – May 19
Sketches of War: Editorial Cartoons Representing World War I by Daniel Fitzpatrick.

Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick, editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1913 to 1958, created cartoons covering local and world events during his 45 years with the paper. Sketches of War will focus on Fitzpatrick’s cartoons produced during the Great War. In these works, the artist addressed the leadup to American involvement, the first Missourians to die in combat, and the end of the war. Often overshadowed by his later works, these early cartoons foreshadow Fitzpatrick’s celebrated WWII cartoons.

Exhibit panels
May 29 – Sept. 1
Blueprints for Democracy

Blueprints for Democracy survey the rich history of publicly funded architecture in Missouri. From Fort Osage, which was once the U.S. military’s westernmost outpost, to the Gateway Arch, which pushed the boundaries of design and engineering, many of the state’s most significant architectural achievements have been built with public funds. Because of this, these structures often reflect civic attitudes about the public good and fiscal accountability. Just as often, however, public buildings express our common dreams and aspirations.

painting of people watching a ship launch
Sept. 11-Dec. 1
Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy    

This exhibition highlights the well-known American artist and Missouri native, Thomas Hart Benton.  Abbot Laboratories commissioned Benton to capture the spirit of the Navy during World War II. The 24 works in the collection range in subject matter from shipbuilding, scenes on board, and war preparations.  The works are primarily drawings and watercolor, but also include three paintings.