Upcoming Exhibitions

56th Annual Juried Competition

On view: 28-Feb-2019 11-May-2019

The 56th Annual Juried Competition

on view February 28 - May 11, 2019

ARTISTS: Visit www.masurjuried.org to enter your work today! Deadline is midnight on Dec 27, 2018.

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This long running juried competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. Recent jurors include: Joel Parsons, Cough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College; Daniel Stetson, LSU Museum of Art; Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center; Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Sandra Firmin, Colorado University Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum.

We are excited to announce that our juror for the 56th Annual Juried Competition will be Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Enter NOW at masurjuried.org!

Image: Mark Gordon, Hemisphere Vessel IV, 2018, clay. Courtesy of the Artist. 55th Annual Juried Competition Honorable Mention.

Our Story: Over 50 Years of Collecting

On view: 30-May-2019 17-Aug-2019

The Masur Museum of Art presents 

Our Story: Over 50 Years of Collecting

On view May 30 - Aug 17, 2019 

2019 is about celebrating the history of the Masur Museum of Art: the building, the collection, and the community. This year the building that houses the Masur Museum of Art will celebrate its 90th anniversary. Originally a family home, the building was donated to the City of Monroe in 1963 to become an art museum. The museum acquired its first work of art in 1964 and has fostered and developed its collection ever since. The collection tells the story of evolving artistic styles and movements throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, and especially celebrates notable artists from our own region. Artists in the collection include Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Alexander Drysdale, Salvador Dali, Robert Motherwell, Ida Kohlmeyer, George Rodrigue, Lynda Benglis, and many more of regional, national, and international importance.


In April of 2017, however, tragedy struck. A fire in an off-site collections storage building caused smoke and soot damage to over 90% of the permanent collection. The museum went into emergency mode, turning galleries into a conservation lab and temporary storage. Thanks to a team of volunteers, interns, and donors, we were able to save every single work of art affected by the fire.


Our Story is not just about the history of the Masur Museum of Art. This is also a story of the future: preserving and displaying the collection for public access and education for years to come. Join us in this celebration of art, local history, and community triumph.

Image: Ida Kohlmeyer, Composite 87-2, 1987.