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Art in the Midwest and its place in America

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

set of paintings on display at a gallery in downtown Columbia presents an art history case study of the complex relationships between artists, galleries and the paintings themselves. It also revives an ongoing conversation about the presence of the Midwest in the larger landscape of American painting. In this conversation, you'll hear the story of those paintings on display, along with that larger discussion of how our region continues to find its place in the national and international art world.


Melissa Williams, owner, Melissa Williams Fine Art

Jennifer Perlow, owner, PS Gallery

Joan Stack, curator of art collections, State Historical Society of Missouri

David Houston, former director of curatorial, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.; and newly appointed director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University (joining the program by phone)

"Unseen Forces: The early works of John Wehmer" will be on display at Melissa Williams Fine Art through Feb. 22.

Rehman Tungekar is a former producer for KBIA, who left at the beginning of 2014.
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