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The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
A Chamber Concert by members of the St. Louis Symphony
Tuesday, Jan. 21
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its current exhibition, No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host an in-gallery chamber concert performance featuring musicians from the St. Louis Symphony.
Symphony violinists Ann Fink and Helen Kim; cellist David Kim; and violist Nathan Schram of the new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, will perform works by Philip Glass, Joan Tower and Walter Piston. The concert is sponsored by Commerce Bank.
The event is free-of-charge. No tickets or reservations are necessary. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the performance will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary parking is available on the parking lot located on the northeast corner of Spring Avenue and Lindell Boulevard. SEATING IS LIMITED.
The chamber musicians will perform a program that celebrates American composers against the backdrop of museum's current exhibition: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection.
Rich in works by Missouri artists Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones, Grant Wood, John Rogers Cox and other prominent artists, the No Place Like Home exhibition explores the art of American scene painting reflected through a panorama of paintings, drawings and lithographs from the private collection of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield.
"Art collectors are the lifeblood of a community's cultural identity, particularly when the collection relates strongly to an individual's personal story," said Andrew Walker, director of the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and guest curator of the No Place Like Home exhibition. "Rex Sinquefield, a retired financial executive, a graduate of Saint Louis University and a native St. Louisan, is that collector of American paintings and lithographs from the mid-20th century that relates strongly to the idea of his home state of Missouri."
No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection continues until Feb. 2 at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
Rex Sinquefield grew up in St. Louis and attended Saint Louis University, where he earned an undergraduate business degree. Today, he is considered one of the top investment gurus in the world. One of the region's most important civic leaders, he currently serves the University's Board of Trustees.
Jeanne Sinquefield is widely noted for her long history of supporting organizations that enhance music, art and education, especially for children.
"I see an affirmation of my belief in America and the American dream," Rex Sinquefield said. "With hard work anything is possible. The lyricism and beauty of the countryside here in Missouri makes that evident every day, and these artists capture that spirit of possibility."
No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection will be on display through Sunday, February 2nd.