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Daum Museum, Andy Warhol images
Andy Warhol's Camouflage silk screens are part of the Daum's collection
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Daum Museum, Daffodil, an acrylic on canvas.Visitors take a close look at Daffodil, a 1975 acrylic on canvas by Gene Davis. Dr. Daum donated this and other pieces from his extensive collection.
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Dale Chihuly's Cathedral Violet Chandelier
Dale Chihuly's Cathedral Violet Chandelier at its installation at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. It took three days to hang the more than 200 different pieces of glass onto its steel frame.
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
Rising like a jewel on the prairie, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia boasts one of the most extensive contemporary art collections in Missouri. The building's architecture captures a crisp, clean movement of line and light. With a 33-foot atrium, a cantilevered stairway reaching three levels, seven galleries, and 16,000 square feet of floor space, it rivals museums found in any big city.
The museum is on the campus of State Fair Community College and is a gift to Sedalia from a retired radiologist and art collector, Dr. Harold F. Daum. Dr. Daum contributed to the construction of the museum and also donated his 300-piece art collection.
His gift includes a beautifully sensuous 10-by-6-foot Cathedral Violet Chandelier by Seattle glass artist Dale Chihuly that hangs in the museum's atrium. The chandelier has more than 200 pieces of glass individually attached to a steel frame suspended from the ceiling.
Dr. Daum began his collection with abstract paintings but later added other artistic media such as prints and ceramics. When he saw the museum would be a realized dream, he started collecting beyond his own taste, too.
The collection includes pieces by three premiere Midwestern landscape painters: Harold Gregor from Illinois, Keith Jacobshagen from Nebraska, and Jeff Aeling from Kansas City.