Museums & Arts
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Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA). This Beaux Artes building features modern and contemporary art by Serge Poliakoff, Richard Serra, Ernest Trova and many others. The Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions showcases religious art and artifacts from the 13th to the 20th centuries. The John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative Art is one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States: Whimsical netsuke figures carved from jade, amber and rosewood, beautiful household shrines of ivory, Japanese woodcuts and Chinese porcelain. To learn about visiting exhibitions and more, visit sluma.slu.edu.
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). The first interfaith museum of contemporary religious and spiritual art, MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between artists and the world's faith traditions. Located in a spacious chapel that was used for more than 35 years by Jesuits at Saint Louis University, MOCRA offers a unique, meditative setting for the display of its permanent collection and changing exhibitions. Visit mocra.slu.edu.
Samuel Cupples House. One of the rare examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis, Cupples House dates to 1888, when a wealthy St. Louis entrepreneur commissioned architect Thomas Annan to design a magnificent mansion. Today, the house serves as a gallery for the University's collection of fine and decorative art dating before 1919. The Eleanor Turshin Glass Collection, featuring the largest collection of art nouveau and art deco glass west of the Mississippi River, is displayed throughout the mansion. Visit cupples.slu.edu.
Boileau Hall. Located at the western edge of SLU's Frost campus, Boileau Hall opened in 2005 as a conference center and art gallery. The two-story postmodern brick building features an atrium-style meeting space framed by a balcony offering visitors unique vantage points. Throughout the building, artwork from the University's permanent collection is on view. During the academic year the Boileau Hall Art Gallery features the work of Saint Louis University students, faculty and visiting artists. For more information about the gallery, please visit www.slu.edu/boileauhall.xml or for conference information, www.slu.edu/x26886.xml.
Pere Marquette Gallery. Tucked into historic DuBourg Hall, the gallery's true highlight is its stained-glass windows designed by Rodney Winfield. The iconography of the windows, executed by Emil Frei Associates, depicts the spreading of the word-divine and human. The gallery is open to the public on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (314) 977-2666. Visit www.slu.edu/x20800.xml.
Henry Lay Sculpture Park. Set on approximately 20 acres in Louisiana, Missouri, the sculpture park is surrounded by 350-acres of natural meadows, wooded rolling hills, lakes and streams. A well-maintained path takes guests on a 40-minute walk through a working maple grove, the McElwee Cemetery and a plethora of sculpture. Part of the Lay Center for Education and the Arts, the sculpture park is open for University-organized events and retreats. For more information, call (314) 977-MEET (6338). Visit www.slu.edu/x26991.xml.