St. Louis Friday Roundup

     

    International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo 

    Feb. 18 & 25
    Saint Louis Zoo 

    The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director Mabel Gan explains why the Saint Louis Zoo is the perfect partner for this festival and Laura Seger, the manager of learning experiences at the Saint Louis Zoo, touches on the activates the Zoo offers in correlation to the films shown.
    Screenings continue February 18th and 25th. For full details visit bigeyesbigminds.com and stlzoo.org/filmfest.

    Kemper Art Museum Takes a Trip to Paris and Asks Who is Rosalyn Drexler 

    Spectacle : Feb. 10 – May 21
    Rosalyn Drexler: Feb. 10 – April 17
    Kemper Art Museum

    The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University presents two very different exhibits – “Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha” and “Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?” The first examines the proliferation in street culture and popular entertainment in Paris during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The second takes a closer look at the work and life of Rosalyn Drexler, a versatile artist who produces striking multimedia works focusing on pop culture in addition to being a prolific writer.

    SLAM Tips its Hat to Degas’ Love of Millinery 

    Feb. 12 – May 7
    Saint Louis Art Museum

    The St. Louis Art Museum showcases Edgar Degas’s study of the art of “high-fashion hats” with “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade.”  The exhibition contextualizes Degas’s works with that of the impressionists surrounding him and the focus of their attention – the elaborate hats themselves.  The works of Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are also featured. The exhibition will be open to the public through May 7.

    CAM Looks at Identity and Representation with their Spring 2017 Exhibition 

    Jan. 27 – April 16
    Contemporary Art Museum

    The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s Lisa Melandri discusses the work now showing of Deana Lawson, Nicola Tyson, Katherine Bernhardt, and Louis Cameron.  CAM is also showing The Poster Project Presents, Cameron’s portfolios of posters created from artists around the world, which tie in with their current Art Reach program, I Am.  The exhibition runs through April 16 and more information can be found at camstl.org.

    Duane Reed Gallery Boasts Innovative, Emerging Artists 

    February 10 – March 18
    Duane Reed Gallery
    4729 McPherson Ave.

    For over 20 years the Duane Reed Gallery has presented innovative emerging artists to St. Louis, and the gallery’s current featured creators are no exception. Ethan Meyer, Dana Oldfather, and Jacob Berkowitz are three artists who are exploring new avenues with pieces that stand out due to extraordinary use of depth, line, and color. Duane Reed and the featured artists discus these remarkable works, that will continue to be displayed at the gallery until March 18, 2017.

    A Personal Glimpse into “Occupied Japan”

    Feb. 16 – May 8
    International Photography Hall of Fame

    The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum presents Nicholas Orzio’s “Occupied Japan.” The photo series gives us new insight into Japan two years after World War II with a glimpse into an army photographer’s personal portfolio. The self-taught artist from New York served under General Douglas MacArthur. The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Grand Center and is open Wednesday through Saturday. The exhibit will be open through May 8, 2017.

    The Art of Chess  

    World Chess Hall of Fame

    Paul Schankman gives us a sights and sounds tour of three exhibits at the World Chess Hall Of Fame in St. Louis.  Two of them feature artistic interpretations of chess pieces and boards; the third is a display of chess memorabilia from the Hall of Fame’s collection. Watch for a Hitchcock style cameo of Paul in the wine glass segment!

    Catalyst Coffee Welcomes a New Audience to Local Art 

    Art Saint Louis

    Art Saint Louis breaks the mold of the traditional art gallery with a cup of coffee.  Catalyst Coffee Bar embodies the ongoing mission of Art St. Louis to promote local artists by bringing a relaxed atmosphere to the gallery where locals can enjoy a caffeinated beverage and discover a new appreciation for art.  Catalyst Coffee Bar and Art St. Louis share a location in downtown St. Louis, and are open Monday through Saturday.

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