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The Misselhorn Art Gallery is located at 611 West Second Street in the old Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Depot in Sparta, Illinois. The gallery features over 2000 original works by the late Roscoe Misselhorn. More

Virtual Tour

There is a virtual tour of the gallery available. In order to view it, just click on the the link above that says "Virtual Tour".

Roscoe Misselhorn

Roscoe Misselhorn Exhibit

"I knew in the third grade that I wanted to be an artist" said Roscoe Misselhorn, a very talented artist. Roscoe always had the ambition to draw and be creative. The Misselhorn Art Gallery was built in the old GM&O Depot, which is three blocks away from where he was born. Since Roscoe was an amazing artist, he had to be credited for his work, which is now displayed throughout the museum.More on this exhibit

Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in In the Heat of the Night

In The Heat Of The Night

In the Heat of the Night was filmed in Sparta in 1966. This movie was a winner of five Academy Awards in 1967. Many of the locals and residents of Sparta were used as extras while filming. The Misselhorn Art Gallery sells copies of the DVD. More on this exhibit

Red caboose outside Misslehorn

History of the GM&O Railroad Depot

The Misselhorn Art Gallery is located in the old Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Depot at 611 West Second Street in Sparta, Illinois. The history of the depot is part of a time, now all but forgotten, when trains carried not only coal and cargo, but people. More on this exhibit