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Panoramas of the City

Through March 24

In a year in which the Missouri History Museum exhibition team has given us the stories of St. Louis' greatest civil rights freedom fighters and returned us to the glory days of Route 66, it would take something truly spectacular for the museum to outdo itself — and yet somehow it's done just that. The museum's new exhibition, Panoramas of the City, is as close to time travel as you can get without involving Morlocks. The show comprises seven floor-to-ceiling size images of scenes such as Charles Lindbergh speaking to a crowd of 100,000 people on Art Hill at his "welcome home" party and a 1920 march on Olive Street by the League of Women Voters. These massive photographs are joined by props and interactive media displays that give viewers a better understanding of the historical context of each scene. More than 60 panoramas of various sizes round out the exhibit, which will be on display from September 2 to March 24, 2019, at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org). free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Panoramas of the City

Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage

Through June 2

The Muny is just about to open its landmark 100th season, and its neighbor, the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBalivere Avenue; www.mohistory.org), celebrates the occasion with an exhibit dedicated to the history of America's largest outdoor theater. Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage features exhibits that explain the founding of the theater, display favorite memories from stars and staff, and give a look back stage to see how the dedicated technical crew creates and rigs all those sets and lights. You can also take a look at programs from the Muny's long, storied past. Muny Memories opens on Saturday, June 9, and remains on display daily through June 2, 2019. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage

Watershed Cairns by Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan

Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Continues through April 10
dallison@jburroughs.org

Glass and installation artist Libby Reuter and photographer Joshua Rowan present their latest collaboration (see their work at watershedcairns.com), which focuses on the water wealth of the Mississippi River. Free

Bonsack Gallery (map)
755 S. Price Road
Ladue
phone 314-993-4040

Figurative Works II

Through April 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
phone 636-255-0270
exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org
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The Foundry Art Centre is excited to present "Figurative Works II", a multimedia international juried exhibition, to the community this February 22, 2019. Alex Folla, an Italian born and residing artist who exhibits his figurative paintings internationally, curated this exhibition. The show will include 49 artworks by 29 artists from thirteen states. Craftsmanship and personality shine through this collection of works depicting the human form. Two accompanying solo exhibitions will also be on view. "Island Beauty", by photographer Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez, and "Real Unreality" by painter Voytek will compliment the figurative theme of "Figurative Works II".

http://www.foundryartcentre.org/
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Foundry Art Centre (map)
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles
phone 636-255-0270

Evan and Stacey Smith: Liminal Spaces

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through April 13
phone 314-533-9900
marketing@thesheldon.org

Liminal Spaces is a collection of architectural sculptures by husband-and-wife team Evan and Stacey Smith. Offering immersive and meditative experiences, the sculptures either directly or indirectly mimic artistic and religious spaces. Carefully constructed and lit with programmable LED lighting, the works draw the viewer into the imaginary environments they create. Free

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Identity: Art by Students of Wentzville School District High Schools

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10-2 a.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through April 13
phone 314-533-9900
marketing@thesheldon.org

This exhibit showcases the talents of students from Wentzville School District High Schools who, in their curriculum, study the expression of identity. Humanity shares a common characteristic–the desire to be recognized by others. One common way we gain recognition is through the individual pursuit of originality. The works in the exhibition aim to convey a sense of how we identify, justly or not, one another's individuality based on the experiences of living in a diverse society. Free

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Old School, New Rules

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through April 13
phone 314-533-9900
marketing@thesheldon.org

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today's world. Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a movement of photographic artists who have turned to early processes like the tintype, ambrotype and daguerreotype to delineate their subjects, imbuing their work with a beauty and material quality not found in the photos made with social media and instant filters. Free

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India, and Mexico

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through April 13
phone 314-533-9900
marketing@thesheldon.org

The first in a series that celebrates St. Louis' immigrant communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from The Sheldon's Hartenberger World Music Collection and from the collection of Dr. Aurelia and Jeffrey Hartenberger from India, Mexico and the Balkan region. Highlights include a 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate "Bajo Quinto" from Mexico, a Croatian Tamburitza Berda, an ancient Greek terra cotta whistle and a 12th-century Hindu Vamavarta conch horn from India. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger. Free

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Character Telephone Exhibit

Wednesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through March 31
phone 314-416-8004
jbtelmuseum@yahoo.com

@ Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, 12 Hancock Ave, St. Louis MO 63125
Kermit, Star Wars, Gumby, Beetle Bailey, Trains, Planes and Automobiles – these are some of the telephones you’ll see at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum. Housed in a restored 1896 building, the history museum also features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment, memorabilia from 1880s through the 2000s and military telephones from WWII through the Vietnam War. The museum has many hands-on, how-things-work exhibits which were created to inspire an interest in engineering and history. Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children Ages 5-12 $3

http://www.jbtelmuseum.org

The Wonderful World of Collecting Disneyana

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org
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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. $5-$10

https://fieldhousemuseum.org/exhibits/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689

Wallace Herndon Smith: Paintings and Drawings

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through April 13
phone 314-533-9900
marketing@thesheldon.org

Born in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. In the late 1930s, his work gained attention from important American artists like Hopper, Walt Kuhn and Peggy Bacon. He traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico and America's East Coast, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects of which are found in several works in the exhibit. His works have been exhibited widely including in New York at the Museum of Modern Art and in Philadelphia, St. Louis and other cities. Free

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Foundations of Freedom

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 31, 2020
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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. $5-$10

Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
Foundations of Freedom

Freedom in a Platform

Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 13
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Freedom in a Platform reopens The Luminary’s reconfigured galleries on March 8th, 2019 with a group show featuring Sage Dawson, Ohad Meromi, OOIEE, Marina Peng, Sean Raspet, Matt Siegle, and Seth Weiner. Free and open to the public. Free

http://theluminaryarts.com/exhibitions/freedom-in-a-platform
The Luminary (map)
2701 Cherokee St
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-773-1533

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Fri., March 22, 6-9 p.m.
phone 314-754-1850
khasler@pulitzerarts.org
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Celebrate the opening of Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt, the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art. With nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Striking Power will examine widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned ca. 1478–1458 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned ca. 1353–1336 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in late Antiquity, the exhibition will pair damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples. Free

https://pulitzerarts.org/program/opening-reception-for-striking-power/
Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850

Palais des Beaux Arts Wien

Fri., March 22, 6-8 p.m.
phone 314-246-7171
slateamb@webster.edu

For their work in the Hunt Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts Wien has scaled their website to the limits of the gallery's walls, treating the light from the browser as a sculptural material. Conceived of as an automated score, the sculpture cycles through a selection of newly commissioned artworks from the collection, lifestyle fragments, archival materials surrounding the family which founded the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, as well as some of the administrative cul-de-sacs that the institution underwent while occupied by the Nazis. free

http://www.dadahwebsteru.com/huntgallery
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