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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

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

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

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

Science at Sunset

Thursdays, 5-8:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 1


Head to the Science Center for some after-hours fun during Science at Sunset. Groups of all ages will enjoy this summer evening event held from 5pm-8:30pm every Thursday night June through August. Event highlights include: • Live outdoor music featuring local bands • $5 happy hour food and drink specials at GROW Gallery’s Fermentation Station • Activities in the GROW Gallery and Pavilion, a working urban farm that tells the story of the science behind the food we eat • Access to our limited time free exhibit, GameXPloration • Discounted admission to special exhibition POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION • $6 OMNIMAX 314-289-4400

A Day of Disneyana

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

Buy Tickets$5

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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

History Happy Hour

Thu., July 25, 4-7 p.m., Thu., Sept. 26, 4-7 p.m. and Thu., Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m.
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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Explore the Field House Museum after hours during our bi-monthly History Happy Hour. Guests are invited to tour the historic house and check out current exhibitions in the museum while enjoying a complementary selection of drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Grab a friend or co-worker and come unwind while the rush hour traffic slows down. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are often sponsored by local St. Louis Businesses. For current sponsors and additional information please visit our Facebook page or Website. 314-421-4689

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Striking Power

Sat., July 27, 1-2 p.m.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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Join Stephanie Weissberg, Associate Curator, and Shane Simmons, Director of Exhibition Design and Installation, for a behind-the-scenes tour of Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt. Learn about museum practices at the Pulitzer including how the objects were installed and strategies for enhancing the visitor experience while protecting the artwork. 314 754 1850

The Release: A Ritual by Basil Kincaid

Sat., Aug. 3, 5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 9 a.m.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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In this Afro-surrealist performance, artist Basil Kincaid will create an immersive sensory experience to encourage the release of internalized trauma. In an intimate setting with only a small group of participants, Kincaid will bring together bodywork techniques, visual art, clothing props, and a sound component produced in collaboration with artist Damon Davis. Participants should be comfortable with physical touch by a professional bodyworker. Space is limited; registration is required at pulitzerarts.org. 314-754-1850

Curatorial Tour: Striking Power

Fri., Aug. 9, 6 p.m.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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Join Associate Curator Stephanie Weissberg for a tour of Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt. As the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art, Striking Power examines widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. 314-754-1850

Kids Corner

Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

Buy Tickets$5

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Join the Field House Museum for a day of family fun! There is something for everyone between the historic house, current exhibitions, and interactives. Each Kids Corner will feature new crafts and activities the whole family is sure to enjoy. For those who would like to tour the house with smaller children, we offer our “tour buddy” stuffed animals to keep little hands busy! For more information please visit our Facebook or Website. 314-421-4689

Black in the Abstract: Meditations on Black Artists Working with Abstraction from the 1950s to the Present

Fri., Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m.


Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Supported by a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis. American Sign Language interpretation will be offered. 314.721.0072

Ai Weiwei: Bare Life & Museum Reopening Celebration

Sat., Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Don't miss this major exhibition of work by acclaimed artist and activist Ai Weiwei and the reopening of the Kemper Art Museum following a major expansion and renovation. 314-935-5490

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