Tuesdays, noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays –Fridays, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Summer Fun for the Kids!
June 28 - August 9, 2014
Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Beat the heat and enjoy crafts and a scavenger hunt in the galleries!
Suggested donation $3 per child for crafts.
Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, (American, 1874–1952), Laclede Landing at Present Site of St. Louis, c. 1914, watercolor, 10 x 14 inches, Private Collection, courtesy of Kodner Gallery, St. Louis.
Wazhazhe (Osage), Shield, hide, feathers, cloth, metal and pigment, 18.5 x 44 inches, collection of Osage Tribal Museum, photograph by Erik Campos.
IMAGINING THE FOUNDING OF ST. LOUIS
February 7, 2014 - August 23, 2014
Organized in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the French settlement of St. Louis, this exhibition brings together paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Oscar E. Berninghaus, Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, Louis-Leopold Boilly, Charles Ferdinand Wimar and others, and pays tribute to the Native Missourians who lived in the region with a beautiful array of Mississippian, Osage, Missouria and Illiniwek regalia, art and artifacts. Early maps from the 18th and 19th centuries, a print depicting the Chouteau family mansion, and for the first month of the exhibit, a handwritten page from Auguste Chouteau's narrative of the settlement, will also be on view.
Jayde Figgins, My View of the Arch, 6/16/2013; Entry Category: Amateur - Places & Architecture; Image courtesy and © Jayde Figgins
Susan Hacker Stang, World Series, 2013; Entry Category: Professional - Neighborhoods & Events
Ryan Archer, City Museum Climbers, 8/13/2013; Entry Categories: Professional-People (Best of Show)
The City at 250: A Citywide Celebration in Photography
June 6, 2014 - August 23, 2014
The exhibition St. Louis at 250 is a culmination of a citywide photo contest begun in the fall of 2013 and ending on February 23, 2014, which marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. The contest, which was a collaboration between the Sheldon Art Galleries and the St. Louis Beacon online newspaper (Now merged with St. Louis Public Radio in December, 2013), garnered over 500 entries. The final exhibit of 100 photographs shown in three Galleries, was juried by Eric Lutz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, John Nagel, Executive Director of the Photographic Art & Science Foundation (International Photography Hall of Fame) in Grand Center; Robert Duffy, a founder and editor at the St. Louis Beacon (now campaign director of St. Louis Public Radio); and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries. Contestants in three entry levels, Amateur, Professional and Children were invited to send in photos in three categories: “Places and Architecture,” “Neighborhoods and Events” and “People.” 100 were chosen for the exhibition and accompanying book published by the Sheldon Art Galleries (8.5 x 11 hardbound, $24.95). An additional 150 of the entries will be shown in a slide show within the exhibition.
Jeff Hirsch, The Amulet Vendor, 2013, Giclée print on archival rag paper, 18 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist.
St. Louis Camera Club Centennial Exhibition
February 7, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Mounted in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the St. Louis Camera Club, founded in 1914, this juried exhibition features 50 photographs by current members submitted under the themes, "Nature," "Color," "Travel" and "Photojournalism." The St. Louis Camera Club is one of the oldest in the nation, although documentation exists that as early as 1891, members of a camera club in St. Louis presented lantern slides in New York City. Club members come from all walks of life, making for a diverse organization of photo enthusiasts. The mission of the St. Louis Camera Club is to promote the art and science of photography in a social environment where photographers of all skill levels are welcomed. The club embraces the advancement of photography through member education, innovation, technology and creativity.