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Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th-Century Europe

Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1


The consumers of middle- and upper-class society in the eighteenth century developed a passion for rural scenes of traditional country life, just as the introduction of copperplate printing to the textile industry made it possible to produce fabrics with intricately detailed scenes printed upon them. Textile factories began churning out yards of fabric with shepherds, village fêtes and strolling couples for a market that could afford to buy them as furniture coverings, bedding and curtains. Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th-Century Europe, an exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, includes numerous examples of the craft, several of which have never before been shown at the museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a reconstructed bed with printed bedding and curtains. Printing the Pastoral continues through December 1 in gallery 100 at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). Admission is free. 314-721-0072

The Shape Of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22


The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection of abstract art officially went on display Tuesday, September 17, at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). The collection was gifted to the museum in 2017 by New Jersey-based art collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife, Monique McRipley Ollie, in honor of Ronald's parents. The elder Ollies often visited the Saint Louis Art Museum with their children, instilling a lifelong passion for art. Ronald and Monique Ollie together collected art for many years, particularly work by contemporary black artists. Among the treasures in the exhibit, The Shape Of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection, are important works such as Robert Blackburn's lithograph Faux Pas, Mary Lovelace O'Neal's City Lights and Frank Bowling's Fishes, Wishes and Star Apple Blue, which demonstrates Bowling's innovative painting technique. In all, 40 works are displayed in the show, which draws its title from a poem by Quincy Troupe. The St. Louis native was inspired by the artworks in the Ollie Collection and wrote "The Shape of Abstraction; for Ron Ollie" in response. Troupe's poem is included in the exhibit catalog. 314-721-0072

Pulitzer Prize Photographs and In Focus: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photographs

Through Jan. 20, 2020
Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park

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Photographs are a key element of narrative storytelling, which is why it's so baffling that newspapers have deemed staff photographers an expendable luxury. You probably recognize many of the photographs that won Pulitzer Prizes, from Joe Rosenthal's shot Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, to Alan Diaz's memorable photo of U.S. federal agents seizing Elian Gonzalez, to St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen's 2014 image of a protestor throwing a tear-gas canister back at police while protesting the killing of Michael Brown. These photographs shock us, inspire feelings of pride and anger, and inform us, just as great written journalism does. The Newseum in Washington created a traveling exhibit of some of the most beautiful images to win the Pulitzer, and it's a show that will make its St. Louis debut on Saturday, August 3, at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Boulevard; www.mohistory.org). A second exhibition organized by the Missouri History Museum collected 75 photos of everyday life in St. Louis from the Post-Dispatch archives. Pulitzer Prize Photographs and In Focus: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photographs remain on display through January 20, and admission is free. Parents are cautioned that some of the photographs are intense and may be too much for younger children. 314-746-4599

The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection

Through March 8, 2020, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection presents 40 abstract paintings, drawings, and prints by acclaimed black artists drawn from and celebrating the transformative gift of the Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Art Collection. In 2017, Ollie and his wife Monique gifted the Museum with 81 abstract works in honor of his parents, a collection that has added depth and breadth to the Museum’s holdings of works by black artists. 314.721.0072

Square's Fall Pop-Up Emporium

Fri., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cortex Commons 4270 Duncan Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park

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A fall inspired outdoor market featuring 35+ vendors, complimentary experiences, + raffles, live music, and a great line-up of food and drinks. 636-352-511

Dutch Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12


The Netherlands gained independence from Spain during the brutal and grueling 80 Years War, which was followed by the Dutch Golden Age. Its ports, wind power and sailing prowess kindled a financial engine that powered the new country into the forefront of banking and trade; and with that windfall of money came the rise of the Dutch school of portrait painters. Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Aeltje Uylenburgh all created masterpieces in this period of prosperity. Dutch Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt, the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), showcases 70 paintings on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, that demonstrate the Dutch mastery of portraiture, landscape and genre painting (paintings depicting stories with a moral). The exhibit opens Sunday, October 20, and remains on display through January 12. Tickets are $6 to $15 (but free on Friday), and the museum is open every day except Monday and major holidays. 314-721-0072

Congenital Heart Walk

Sun., Oct. 20, 9-11 a.m.
The Muny Forest Park, St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park


This fundraising event includes a 1 mile family-friendly walk, research remarks, kids’ activities, games, crafts, character actors, refreshments, music, remembrances and more. There is no charge to attend but participants are asked to fundraise or donate. 314-361-1900

Missouri Baptist Mamm Van

Mon., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


3D Digital Mobile Mammography Services will be at St. Louis Community College - Forest Park, Monday, October 28, 2019, from 10am to 2pm. Please call 314-996-5170 or register online at missouribaptist.org/mammvan. Schedule your appointment today. 314-996-5170

Dia de los Muertos

Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park


Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, celebrate the Day of the Dead at this family friendly two-day event featuring live music, dance performances, food and family altars built to honor ancestors in a variety of Latin American cultural traditions. The celebration also includes an art display, a photo booth, souvenir printmaking, and a procession through the park. The Teens Make History team will host a story sharing station where individuals can interview each other and record their personal stories. The Family Zone will offer face painting for kids, arts and crafts, film screenings & storytelling in Spanish. 314-746-4599

Jailbird: an Original Play About Eugene V. Debs

Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 17, 3 p.m.
Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park


The Missouri History Museum and Bread and Roses Missouri present the premiere of Jailbird. In 1920, Eugene Debs ran a campaign for the US presidency and received a million votes–all while being held in federal prison for his public objection to WWI. 100 years later, his revelations on our society, economy, prison system, and the nature of war remain strikingly relevant. The Sunday performance will be followed by a talk back, "Then and Now," featuring featuring representatives from The Eugene Debs Foundation and Missouri Jobs With Justice. Directed by Kathryn Bentley and written by St.Louis playwright Colin McLaughlin. 314-746-4599

NCJWSTL Celebrating Women & 125th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Thu., April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park

Buy Tickets25.00


Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres and camaraderie as we celebrate all of our women Guest will have the opportunity to tour the new exhibit commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment & The History of the Women’s Voting Rights Movement Honoring Former Senator Claire McCaskill with the Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award 314-993-5181

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