St. Louis is a city with plenty to salvage, and it's nice to see some of our old treasures being used in new ways. The City Museum (701 North 15th Street; 314-231-2489 or www.citymuseum.org
) has become a creative resting spot for all kinds of building parts, so it's only fitting that its St. Louis Architectural Museum (on the third floor) is the host of Elmslie and Sullivan
, an exhibit of rescued pieces of buildings (mostly from three schools in Indiana) designed by these two great architects. Louis Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie worked with Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, and both have a link to St. Louis: The Wainwright building is one of their collaborative projects. Get a feel for their influential styles at the free opening reception for Elmslie and Sullivan
, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 25; Tim Samuelson, the cultural historian for the city of Chicago, speaks during this event. The show remains up through December, and entrance to the exhibition is included with regular City Museum admission ($12, after opening night).
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 25. Continues through Dec. 31, 2008