It seems scarcely believable now, but not so long ago it was easy for most Americans to relegate China to the back chambers of our sense of outward, international interest. That's impossible today: China's the It Girl, if you will, of this moment in the global economy. So what better time than now to view the International Photography Collaborative Exhibition: China
. Ten St. Louis-based photographers were invited to Nanjing, China, to participate in that city's 2014 Federation of the Arts Festival. They shot urban and rural scenes in the great ancient republic, enabling us back home to glimpse the everyday China behind the obscuring headlines.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (Mar. 13-May 10). Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org). Free with regular admission ($3 to $8).
March 13-May 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2015