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Current Exhibits

  • Diverse Directions: Robert Russell & Alex Barde - May 16 thru Jul 03 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Shades of Grey: Life Lines - May 16 thru Jul 03 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • PhotoSpiva 2015: - Mar 07 thru May 03 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Jack Davis: Wildly Serene - Mar 07 thru May 03 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • The Landscape Revisited: Jonathan Beer, Sandra Gottlieb and Martin Weinstei - Jan 17 thru Feb 22 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Billyo O'Donnell: Painting Missouri - Jan 17 thru Feb 22 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • 67th Membership Show: - Nov 15 thru Jan 03 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Three Carvers: Set in Stone - Nov 15 thru Jan 03 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers - Sep 20 thru Nov 08 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Small Works 2014: - Sep 05 thru Oct 24 - Regional Gallery - Learn More
  • Paul Caponigro: Photographs by an American Master - Jul 19 thru Sep 07 - Main Gallery - Learn More
  • Andrew Au & Jennifer Purdum: Agency of Objects - Jul 19 thru Aug 24 - Regional Gallery - Learn More

Spiva Center for the Arts

Spiva Center for the Arts has provided visual arts experiences for the four-state region since 1947. The Center has journeyed to three locations over time: the Zelleken House at 4th & Sergeant, the campus of Missouri Southern State University, and the historic Cosgrove Building in downtown Joplin. Learn More About Spiva »

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PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to "present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today's contemporary photographers."

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