St. Louis, MO 63110
In 1900 Edward Curtis was in his early thirties and already a highly respected and successful photographer when he forsook the easy road and set out on a far riskier path, the one he devoted the rest of his life to: chronicling on film the real lives of the imperiled Great Plains and Southwestern Native American tribes. Curtis knew things were changing fast for the first Americans and wanted to document their ways before they disappeared forever. He wound up taking more than 40,000 photographs. Curtis' images are breathtaking, possessed of all the sweeping power and majesty of the American West and its indigenous inhabitants. You can sample a brief overview of this master's work in Gallery 321 of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org). Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America is an exhibit of eleven of Curtis' photos; it opens Friday, January 18, and remains on display through Sunday, June 16. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free.
This is the museum's collection of Asian art, including art from China, Korea, Japan and South Asia.
As work on the new wing of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org) nears completion, art that's long been in stora...
apanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa's 2003 video installation Migration is set in Lilliputian scale, and is simply delightful. Seven minutes of itty bi...
The Saint Louis Art Museum hosts its annual show and sale of contemporary jewelry from around the world.
Docent-led tours of collections are available from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and are approximately one hour long.
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