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George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801-2513
+1 417-623-0183
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A lot of art in a small space.

The exhibits at Spiva have been amazing. They display a wide variety of art mediums, so it's a real... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Joplin, Missouri
Small but worthwhile

This little jewel of a museum/meeting place is worth your visit a couple times a year at... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Olaf H
Port Charlotte, Florida
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222 W 3rd St, Joplin, MO 64801-2513
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The exhibits at Spiva have been amazing. They display a wide variety of art mediums, so it's a real treat every time. Check the exhibit schedule to find out what is on display. Spiva is closed while exhibits are being changed.

Thank starrynight22017
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Olaf H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

1  Thank GibsonMe
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Thank SkyDragonfly
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 12 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
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...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank happytraveler03
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