Meet a Missouri Artist: Patty Carroll Finds a Woman’s Place in Photographs

Artist Patty Carroll explores themes of women’s identifications to domesticity woven with photographs, fabrics and craft items.


From Graffiti to Murals For Children

A Kansas City graffiti artist applies his skills to a mural for Mercy Children's Hospital.


This Missouri Illustrator Was Norman Rockwell’s Idol

“You have brought more freshness, charm, and vitality to illustration than any other living illustrator.” Norman Rockwell wrote these words in a letter to graphic illustrator Al Parker in 1948.


After Twenty Five Years the Haygoods Are Still in Tune

They say the family that plays together stays together. For the past quarter century, the Haygoods have been living that adage while delighting thousands in Branson.


Meet Missouri’s First Governors

It all began  with the bargain of the century. A savvy deal negotiated between France and the United States more than two hundred years ago would set the stage for the first major challenge of this young nation in the New World.


Meet The Saddlemaking Cowboy Poet of Missouri

A widower since 2011, Martin still surrounds himself with the stock in the trade of saddle making. His workspace is as much a museum of leather crafting as it is a saddle shop.


Picasso Comes to Kansas City

Missouri Life Magazine publishes articles relating to Missouri culture, subscribe today. See the beautiful work of Picasso in Kansas City


Artful Communicators

Rita Orr has a winsome and whimsical series of silkscreens featuring ladies wearing hats, including Lap of Luxury above, and another colorful series of buildings she has seen, such as bungalows, cozy homes, and others.