Museums & art galleries
Downtown Clarksville is home to the Johnson County Historical Society, which holds an abundance of rich history from our community and the surrounding areas. You never know what might be found next! If you are looking for family history, old photos, or are just a big history buff, the Historical Society is definitely worth the visit.
King Gallery - an art gallery that opened in July of 2019 - features a multitude of work from local and area artists, as well as work from artists all over the world. You are able to purchase items from local artists and schedule lessons and more! The gallery is located at 142 W. Main St. in Downtown Clarksville. Their hours are: Thursday through Saturday from 10-4 and Sundays from 1-4.
Just up the hill is Stephens Art Gallery. Housed in the University’s Walton Fine Arts Center, Stephens Gallery provides the Ozarks community and its guests a magnificent showplace for their creations. The 1500 square feet of the gallery provides ample wall and floor space in which to exhibit works in a variety of artistic mediums and styles, while the arched windows on the east flood the display area with a soft, pleasing light.
Two permanent collections donated to the University are on display in the gallery, the Pfeffer Collection and the Arch H. Gould Collection.
Throughout the year, the Walton Arts Center hosts several art exhibits that display the hard work of students and faculty during the academic year.
The University also hosts the Artist of the Month Series featuring artists from around the nation.
The Student Art Exhibit features work from Ozarks students. A variety of media is represented in the exhibition, including drawings, prints, paintings, mixed media collage, ceramics, sculpture, and video. Featuring artwork from more than a dozen students, the exhibit is also organized and coordinated by students.