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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Invention, and reinvention, on display at reopened Westport Playhouse by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Theater reopens with a multimedia show about Renaissance artists and rivals Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:48AM
Saturday, July 30, 2022

This week's movie is a rainout, but St. Louis Art Museum schedules make-up dates by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Grass is too wet to watch "The Sandlot" on Art Hill, but an indoor make-up screening is planned.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:37PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Murals help kick up interest in Route 66 towns such as Edwardsville by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Organizers hope the Route 66 Mural Art Trail — coming four years before the centenary celebration of the Mother Road — will draw visitors to Illinois' last 100 miles of the route.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:33AM
Friday, July 8, 2022

Singer, dancer, spy: Book reveals St. Louis native Josephine Baker's war years by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

During World War II, French patriot Josephine Baker risked her life again and again, new book says.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:03PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This St. Louis church was left in ruins. Now it begins a new life as an arts venue. by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Spring Church was left a shell by an electrical fire in 2001. It's still a shell — but has been made safe for photo shoots, art exhibits and more.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:48AM
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Missouri Historical Society wins 'Mighty' award for exhibit, another for book by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The importance and grandeur of the Mississippi River was the topic of a Missouri History Museum exhibit that has now been recognized for its own award for importance.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:18AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Beyond 'cool artifacts': Missouri History Museum names new leader who values past, future by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jody Sowell, who has worked for the Missouri History Museum for 16 years, will take over in July as president of the Missouri Historical Society.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:33PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Creole St. Louis, mounds and families: Female artist documented all 200 years ago by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Anna Maria von Phul was no stranger to tragedy during her life. But her artwork of St. Louis still conveys more charm than hardship.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:24AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Jefferson Memorial at Missouri History Museum reinterpreted for 21st-century viewers by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New informative panels, two years in the making, are part of ongoing efforts to publicly reckon with flaws in men idealized as heroes.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:24AM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Laumeier Art Fair resumes in-person event this Mother's Day weekend by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The annual Mother's Day weekend art fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park was held online for two years during the pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:12PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sculpture by acclaimed artist Kehinde Wiley will welcome visitors to new Doorways campus in St. Louis by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kehinde Wiley's "Rumors of War" is modeled on a statue of J.E.B. Stuart that long stood in Richmond, Virginia.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:06PM
Friday, February 18, 2022

Rockin' the Renaissance: When painting on stone became fine art by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Art Museum exhibition includes pieces formerly owned by royalty and likely is visitors' only chance to see a large display of such stone works.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:36AM
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Missouri History Museum, Soldiers Memorial to close for a month by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

All scheduled on-site programming is canceled, but some events in connection with Martin Luther King Day will be held via Zoom.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:36AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Mark S. Weil, art professor, collector and philanthropist, dies at 82 by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

He had been devoted to St. Louis and was proud to support visual arts, at both Washington University and the St. Louis Art Museum.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:42AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Winners of Great Rivers Biennial Art Awards announced by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Three artists working in St. Louis have been chosen from 105 applicants for the 10th Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:24AM

'Beyond Van Gogh' extends St. Louis exhibition until Jan. 2 by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sunflowers will bloom through December in the "Beyond Van Gogh" experience in St. Louis.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:24AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Emily Rauh Pulitzer gives 22 ‘masterpieces’ to St. Louis Art Museum by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The pieces are "highly important additions" and among the most significant gifts in its 142-year history, the museum announced Monday.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:42AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Who plays the bad guys in military reenactments in Missouri? by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Hobbyists who dress as German soldiers are adamant that public events are to educate onlookers.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

World's Fair painting in St. Louis has gone AWOL more than once by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

More than 90 years after the painting was last reported forgotten, a local artist tracked it down again.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:42PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

'Beyond Van Gogh' turns away visitors after generator breaks down by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Organizers hoped a new generator would arrive late Tuesday afternoon.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:42PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Finalists chosen for Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Finalists have been chosen for the Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:48PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, Fox Theatre: How going out changed after 9/11 by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Across the metro area, cultural venues have added security through the years.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:24PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Immersive 'Beyond Van Gogh' exhibition delays its opening until October by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The experience "Beyond Van Gogh" is staying overtime in Austin, Texas, and won't open here until Oct. 1. It will run through Nov. 21 at the Galleria.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:03AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

President of Missouri History Museum, Soldiers Memorial announces plans to retire by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Frances Levine, an archeologist and historian, was hired in 2014 and will retire in 2022.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24PM
Friday, July 9, 2021

St. Louis museums announce grants to help with exhibitions by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis received money for future exhibitions.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:24AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kemper Art Museum to reopen to general public by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The general public can return to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum starting Wednesday, more than a year after the museum first closed because of the COVID pandemic.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:12AM

St. Louis Art Museum announces first woman as director by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Art Museum has announced its next director, Min Jung Kim, the first woman to lead one of the city's most admired cultural institutions.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:12AM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Pete Souza, Obama's photographer, joins 6 others as newest hall of fame members by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Seven photographers will be honored in a hybrid live/virtual ceremony Oct. 29 at .ZACK. The hall of fame and museum, 3415 Olive Street, will follow the induction with an exhibition of the ph…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

St. Louis Art Museum promotes Nichole N. Bridges to curator of arts of Africa, Oceania and Americas by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nichole N. Bridges has been named the St. Louis Art Museum's Morton D. May Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06PM

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