Churchillians will not want to miss the world premiere of an original one-man show about Churchill the artist and a one-day symposium featuring six top experts on Churchill!

The National Churchill Museum invites you to the closing weekend of The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill exhibition on February 12-14, 2016. On Friday, February 12, we will feature the world premiere of the one-man show “Painting As a Pastime: Banishing the Black Dog,” written and performed by Randy Otto as Sir Winston Churchill. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the show from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Kemper Art Museum atrium.

Purchase tickets here. More about Randy Otto here.

On the following day, Saturday, February 13, learn more about Winston Churchill from six celebrated authors of recent books about Churchill during a symposium on “The Multifaceted Life and Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.” Authors include Larry Arnn (Churchill’s Trial), Warren Dockter (Winston Churchill and the Islamic World); James W. Muller (editor of Churchill’s The River War); Michael Neiberg (Potsdam); Simon Read (Winston Churchill Reporting); and Jonathan Sandys (God and Churchill).

Register for the symposium and purchase the author’s books here.

Symposium begins at 9:30 am in the Steinberg Auditorium across the plaza from the Kemper Art Museum on the campus of Washington University. Conclusion at 4:30 pm.

For general information about the exhibition, which will give directions and parking information for the show and symposium, visit

If you would like to purchase tickets for the show or register for the symposium in a manner other than online, please call Meda Young at the National Churchill Museum, (573) 592-5602.

The performance by Randy Otto is underwritten by a grant from the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation as part of the paintings exhibition educational program. The symposium is a program of the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Professorship of Churchill Studies at the National Churchill Museum, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri.

“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill