One of the oldest museums in the region, the MGMoA was founded in 1919, and named after Father Gregory Gerrer. The Benedictine monk was also a gifted artist who traveled around the world and got inspired by a variety of objects featuring rich ethnological values. Current permanent exhibits include Greek, Egyptian and Roman objects along with art ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. There’s also an impressive Native American and African/Oceanic gallery with a sprinkling of Eastern cultural items.
Special exhibits are featured year-round, such as The Art of Jaime Arrendondo coming up May 13 – July 1. Admission is just $5 for adults, with free admission during the sizzling summer months of June, July and August. You’ll find the museum at the St. Gregory University campus in Shawnee: 1900 West MacArthur Drive. Open Tuesday – Sunday, it’s a must-see for any Shawnee visitor.
Arts and Culture
Don’t miss out on a number of special events, including Friends of the MGMoA every third Monday through April and May with an 11:30 luncheon followed by a noon program. Visionaries meetings take place every second Thursday in April and May, and docent trainings are available second Mondays.
On April 8, join Arts Trek for a family-friendly adventure from 10 – 4, After-School Art Classes in printmaking with Ruth Lampi April 11 – May 9 on Tuesdays, classes in Theater Acting with Dominic Reyna April 13 – May 11 on Thursdays, Leather Mask Making with Patrick Riley April 22, and Off the Wall, a fundraiser with special exhibitions on April 28 at 6:30 (tickets available online).