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George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

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Address: 222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801-2513
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+1 417-623-0183
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small but worthwhile

This little jewel of a museum/meeting place is worth your visit a couple times a year at least.....as the exhibits change and are varied enough to satisfy most artistic tastes. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olaf H
Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little jewel of a museum/meeting place is worth your visit a couple times a year at least.....as the exhibits change and are varied enough to satisfy most artistic tastes. I exhibited a few of my photographs of the tragic May 2011 EF-5 tornado and was amazed at some of the other photos other exhibitors had turned in.....for the variety,... More 

Thank Olaf H
Joplin, Missouri
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go see some wonderful art. It is a small museum but has rotating exhibits so you can go back again and again.

Thank GibsonMe
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356 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no admission fee. They do have a discreet box that allows for donations but doesn't put anyone on the spot. Wonderful place to visit whether you're a local or just passing through. What I've read indicates they do change out the art displays so if I get an opportunity I will be back to see what's next here.... More 

Thank SkyDragonfly
Joplin, Missouri
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

There are always interesting exhibits and shows at the Spiva Gallery. This trip we saw an exhibit of miniature paintings as well as another completely different more modern art exhibit!. I appreciate the wide range of talent and taste that the Spiva embraces. The gift shop almost always provides me with a new treasure or greeting card. Definitely worth a... More 

Thank octoberhart
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Though it is not like the Met in NY or any big city musuem, it is a fun place to take to family. Somethings might not be for small children But looking for a fun day of good fun....I would go.

Thank Rayne D
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is great! It is so nice to see culture & Art in our own little downtown! Absolutely worth visiting... I have enjoyed every single trip I've made & all the different exhibits I've got to see.

Thank skeeter716
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This art center is an incredible place for the whole family. There are always new and interesting exhibits (3 galleries!), tons of classes for kids and adults, and always fun programs to attend. Members get awesome perks, and membership is really cheap. My favorite perks are the membership shows to display my art, and the opening receptions. You're missing out... More 

1 Thank Sarah C
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great local spot to see local art and artists. Set aside a few hours to see everything. Great little gem in the 4 state area.

1 Thank Travis J G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I am friends with a family that has moved to Joplin and have taken the boys on a couple of outings around town to pick up literature for the family and show the boys some of the things they might not easily discover. The gentleman who arranges for the exhibits gave us a "teaser" for the upcoming exhibit. An artist... More 

Thank happytraveler03
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

With ever-changing exhibits, the Spiva selects from only the best and most thoughtful of local and regional artists. Within the confines of this downtown facility are four primary exhibit rooms with each exhibit attractively displayed and accompanied by helpful and informative descriptions of each piece of art. It is a FREE museum, surprisingly, and well worth taking 30 minutes out... More 

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