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Garden Party Lights

Thursdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19


If you don't live in an air-conditioned place, the Missouri Botanical Garden (4434 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org) is one of the coolest places to be when the summer sun goes down, thanks to its multitudes of flora. Fortunately, the garden will be open late once again on select nights during Garden Party Lights, a massive installation of multimedia light projections designed by AVI Systems and Theatrical Concepts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (July 6 to October 19), with the light show starting once it's dark. There will be food and beverage sales at both the covered Biergarten and the Cohen Cantina. Tickets are $10 to $20, and Thursdays and Sundays are family nights, with $3 tickets for kids younger than twelve. 314-577-9400

A Day of Disneyana

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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Be our guest on July 20, 2019 at the Field House Museum as we celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse©. The childhood home of Eugene Field, “The Children’s Poet,” has honored the iconic cartoon with our exhibit, “The Wonderful World of Collecting: The Disneyana of Don & Shirley Zork” during 2019. Help us send off this popular exhibit with an all-day party with special guest from St. Louis Princess Parties from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Tickets are $5 per person and free to infants under 18 months of age. Tours of the historic house available for a $5 donation. 314-421-4689

Gauguin’s Arts of Innovation: Rethinking the Boundaries of Modern Art

Sun., July 21, 2-3 p.m.


Elizabeth C. Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Modern Art History, and Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St Louis This lecture considers the broad range of Gauguin’s artistic production, ranging from his engagement with Impressionist style and subjects, to his radical experimentation in ceramics, to his innovative art produced in Tahiti for a French audience. His complementary work as a writer will also be addressed, focusing on an important manuscript in the Museum’s collection that he wrote while in Polynesia on the topic of global religion and modern society. 314.721.0072

Story Patterns

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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This exhibit features the results of a Master Class workshop with students from Grand Center Arts Academy led last fall by Cameroonian artist, Severin Pelekara, whose work was on view in the Konneker Gallery from October 2018 to April 2019. 314-533-9900

The Wonderful World of Collecting Disneyana

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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The Field House Museum invites you to be our guest as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse with an array of Disney© collectibles on loan from Don & Shirley Zork. Since 1923, Walt Disney and his creations have entertained audiences across the large and small screens. From humble beginnings here in Missouri to stardom, the company has developed into a household name capturing hearts worldwide. Learn about the man behind the magic and all things Disney© while reminiscing over a collection that has taken more than 30 years to compile. 314-421-4689

Golf the Galleries

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy TicketsTickets are $10 adults / $6 children; Sheldon members: $8 adults / $4 children


This playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation will again be situated in the beautiful Sheldon Art Galleries space, and is designed to be inclusive, family-friendly and accessible. The nine unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis area artists, architects and other creatives. 314-533-9900

Paul Kuchno: A Walk in the Park

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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A selection of paintings and prints of golf courses from St. Louis and around the world by Paul Kuchno will be on view in the 2nd floor galleries during Golf the Galleries. Kuchno’s works have been featured on the covers of A Tribute to Golf by Thomas P. Stewart and Arnold Palmer, and Fine Art of America’s Fairways by Michael E. Ventola, Jr. He attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago and has taught watercolor classes at Liga Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan in Puerto Rico. 314-533-9900

Foundations of Freedom

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 31
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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Dred Scott was a slave who'd been taken from Missouri, a slave state, to Illinois, a free one. Yet he remained in bondage. In 1846 Scott sued for freedom from enslavement for himself and his wife Harriet, arguing that his two years of residing in a free state should make him a citizen under the doctrine of "once free, always free." The case was fought in various courts from 1846 to 1857, with victories and setbacks along the way. After the Scotts' patron could no longer pay their legal fees, St. Louis attorney Roswell Field took the case pro bono and continued the fight to win the Scotts' freedom. It was an unpopular cause in Missouri, but the Scotts' eventual defeat helped further stiffen the spine of the abolitionist cause. Roswell Field's home is now the Field House Museum, which opens its new exhibition, Foundations of Freedom, in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit tells the story of the Scotts' long legal struggle, other freedom suits and the national conversation about the legality of slavery in the nineteenth century. Foundations of Freedom opens Saturday, February 2, at the Field House Museum (634 South Broadway; www.eugenefieldhouse.org). It remains on display through January 31, 2020, and the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 to $10. 314-421-4689

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