Crisp Museum Announces Art and History Events During Cape Girardeau Heritage Days


crispmuseumdisplayThe Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is presenting art and history events in conjunction with Cape Girardeau’s Heritage Days Sept.30-Oct. 2.

The Crisp Museum is open for tours on Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1-2.

  • ‪‪Sept. 30-Oct. 2, “Plein Air Paintout ’16:” This painting contest features two categories, landscape/cityscape and portrait/narrative. Entry fees apply for participating artists. Day and nocturne cash awards will be given for each category. Judging begins Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. and winners will be announced Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.
  • ‪Noon Oct. 1, Artist talk with Billy O’Donnell entitled “The Importance of Finding Like Minded Artists:” O’Donnell has been recognized as one of America’s leading landscape painters by several prestigious plein air invitationals. A painting demonstration will follow at the artist’s chosen location. Admission is $10 for the public, payable at the event. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID for admission.
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 1: John Tallent, master chief engineer, will explain the WWII USS Landing Ship Tank (LST 325) history including its operation and function in World War II, its use in Greece and an epic voyage to return and become a historic memorial. This talk is free and open to the public.
  • ‪2 p.m. Oct. 2, “Nemisis: Ulysses Grant & Jeff Thompson:” Gregory Wolk, author of “Friend and Foe Alike: A Tour Guide to Missouri’s Civil War,” presents this inside look into the Civil War. This talk is free and open to the public.

‪Additional artworks will be displayed by participating artists in the Crisp Museum’s “Show and Sell.” Patrons may purchase artwork from this display during the museum’s hours of operation.

‪The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email