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Assist Laumeier in its mission of providing unique art programming and experiences by volunteering as a museum attendant, docent, special-event sta...
Laumeier offers art studio classes, which meet weekly for several weeks and are available for youth and adults. Classes include drawing, painting, ...
History runs deep between St. Louis and New Orleans, two cities connected, divided and built on the banks of the Mississippi River. This spring, La...
As recent flooding attests, the Mississippi River still has the ability to define those along its shores. This group exhibition, organized with the Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, explores the layered historical connections shared by... More »
Your mother brought you into this world, now it's your turn to take her out. There is no better time to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her than Mother's Day. This year, why not supplement those tried-and-true Mother's Day flowers... More »
Juan William Chavez: Living Proposal — Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary For this year's iteration of the Kranzberg Exhibition Series, which awards a local artist a solo exhibition at Laumeier, Juan William Chavez presents two years' worth of recent... More »
"The dream of home has imploded over the past three decades," asserts this international group exhibit's curatorial statement. Despite that dire premise, Camp Out is provocatively light, airy and optimistic — suggesting that "home," in its... More »
Earlier this year the directors of Laumeier Sculpture Park laid out a new mission statement. They re-envisioned the park as a “living laboratory,” wherein visitors can explore the relationships between contemporary art and the natural... More »
Event Review: Laumeier Art Fair
Sweet, if you like the pot in that picture, my friend Gregg makes them. He's awesome, which means this show will be awesome. If you see him when you're there, tell him Peter says hello ;)
BTW, his stuff is up on http://etsy . com/shop/greggrasmusson
Some cities, poor schmucks that they are, feel blessed to have a few pieces of art hanging around the public square — a di Suvero here, maybe a Calder there. We in St. Louis can only look on those poor cities and smile. After all, our town houses Laumeier Sculpture Park, which at 105 acres is one of the largest open-air sculpture parks in the nation. From Joseph Havel to Donald Judd (and yes, plenty of hometown fave Ernest Trova) the park, a nonprofit that's free to the public, offers one and all entry into the fantastical world of modern sculpture. The park's mission is to open the world of art to its visitors, and in so doing it offers art classes, several festivals and an art camp for children. What's more, under the inspired leadership of Glen Gentele, it's only getting better: In the next few years Laumeier expects to build a fine arts and education center, which will boost the park's ability to mount indoor shows and enhance its educational component — proving, once again, that the best things in life really are free.
Even out-of-towners know that the grounds of the Gateway Arch are worth a visit. But only tourists with in-the-know hosts are lucky enough to learn about the other iconic site in the area for sculpture and monument -- and it, too, is completely free! The bucolic 105 acres of Laumeier Sculpture Park are home to art fairs, live music and movie nights in the summertime, as well as plenty of amazing larger-than-life sculptures on the park premises and throughout the woods year-round. Feel... More »
Some cities, poor schmucks that they are, feel blessed to have a few pieces of art hanging around the public square -- a di Suvero here, maybe a Calder there. We in St. Louis can only look on those poor cities and smile. After all, our town houses Laumeier Sculpture Park, which at 105 acres is one of the largest open-air sculpture parks in the nation. From Joseph Havel to Donald Judd (and yes, plenty of hometown fave Ernest Trova) the park, a nonprofit that's free to the public, offers... More »
St. Louis has more than its share of charming places in which to throw down a blanket and enjoy lunch. But for our wine and cheese, none compares to Laumeier Sculpture Park. Nestled off Watson Road in the wedge between Interstates 44 and 270, this bucolic cultural gem is the perfect place to set down your basket and chow down al fresco. That's because no other public space permits you to enjoy your repast in the shade of giant-scale artworks. But don't just up and leave when you're done... More »
Laumeier Sculpture Park turns 30 next year, but it looks fresher than ever. Some of the finest outdoor works have recently been restored; now it's a pleasure, rather than a pity, to contemplate installations by Ursula von Rydingsvard, Beverly Pepper and Jackie Ferrara, among the works of dozens of others scattered throughout the 98-acre museum. Laumeier also showcased some of last year's finest exhibitions in its indoor spaces, from Material Terrain to the phenomenal Sol LeWitt show and... More »
You say your sister enjoys massive pieces of sculpture made out of 55 steel marine buoys? Your uncle likes to browse unassuming gift shops for glass-art jewelry, books about Andy Warhol and items that appear to be antique cat toys? And your old frat bro has never marveled at giant, Smurfette-like torso pieces positioned near a giant blue clown head? Laumeier Sculpture Park is your all-in-one destination. (Elsewhere in this issue, we designate it Best Museum, and with good reason.)... More »
Laumeier Sculpture Park has long been one of the St. Louis art scene's greatest assets, but when Glen Gentele took on the directorship in 2001, he had his work cut out for him. The position was being redefined in the wake of lingering controversy surrounding the treatment of Beverly Pepper's Cromlech Glen, as well as some (ahem) questionable accounting on the part of the park's previous director. With grace and conviction, Gentele got Laumeier back on track. He oversaw the restoration of... More »