Always at the Frontier: Saint Louis University 1818-2018
March 2, 2018 - December 30, 2018
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Always at the Frontier, an exhibition celebrating Saint Louis University's Bicentennial. The exhibition reflects on the 200 years of history that have made SLU the dynamic institution it is today, featured in the new Bicentennial Book, Always at the Frontier.
Visit exhibition during regular museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. For general information, please call 314-977-6631.
The Civil War Imagined and Real
September 28, 2018 – May 26, 2019
Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor Saint Louis University 3650 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108
Timothy and Jeanne Drone’s recent gift of prints and artifacts serves as the inspiration for The Civil War Imagined and Real. Their continued support inspires the imagination and enhances the learning of SLU students in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition The Civil War Imagined and Real, which will open on September 28, 2018 (6p.m. – 8p.m), will offer a great opportunity for multidisciplinary engagement. Activities such as lectures, tours, community partnerships, and interactive media projects related to the exhibition create opportunities for students of all ages to expand their knowledge.
The exhibition includes prints by Kurz & Allison, Currier & Ives, and others, which offer a wide range of images that captured the public’s imagination. In addition, images from the Library of Congress and artifacts from SLU Medical Library illustrate the forgotten legacy the war had on medical advancements and public health. The images from the Library of Congress also illustrate technological advancements, such as aerial reconnaissance, the telegraph, long range weapons, the Minie bullet, the Gatling Gun, ironclad warships, submarines, and torpedoes.
In addition to the prints in the The Civil War Imagined and Real exhibition, Timothy and Jeanne Drone gifted artworks by notable regional artists, such as George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones, Karl Bodmer, George Catlin, and many Mississippian and Native American artifacts.
A Lifetime in Art: Margaret Lazzari - Honored AlumnaSeptember 28, 2018 – December 30, 2018
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art and the Saint Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts are pleased to announce the opening of A Lifetime in Art: Margaret Lazzari- Honored Alumna. In honor of SLU’s bicentennial, Margaret Lazzari, B.A. 1975, professor of art, University of Southern California; painter, designer of public art projects, and author of art textbooks was chosen to represent the studio art program that Maurice McNamee, S.J. founded at SLU in the 1970s.
This exhibition is sponsored by the SLU Bicentennial Committee and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
Reflections and Insights – An Artist Talk and Tour with Margaret Lazzari
Margaret Lazzari will discuss her use of light and color in her paintings and her career which has spanned four decades.
A Lifetime in Art: Margaret Lazzari - Honored Alumna
The exhibit opens with a public reception on Friday, September 28, 4 to 7 p.m., in the Community Gallery at Saint Louis University Museum of Art and remains on view through December 30, 2018.
The museum is located at 3663 Lindell Boulevard. Regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. For general information, please call 314-977-6631.
Race and Representation: Euro-American Depictions of Native Americans and Their CulturesDecember 7, 2018- May 26, 2019
Race and Representation: Euro-American Depictions of Native Americans and Their Cultures is a joint effort of the art history course ARTH 4900 Research Methods and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, and was inspired by the recent donation of art and historical artifacts to the University by Timothy and Jeanne Drone. The exhibition opens at SLUMA on Friday, December 7 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., with a reception and light refreshments served, and will remain on view until May 26, 2019.
Race and Representation presents a selection of nineteenth-century Euro-American lithographs of portraits, activities, and rituals of Indigenous North Americans from the perspective of postcolonialism, a methodology for interpreting visual culture that brings the past and present results of imperialism to the foreground. Underscoring the reciprocating impacts that colonizers and the colonized have on each other, this exhibition seeks to provide a recontextualization of these images through the lens of Euro- and Native American relations.
Curated by associate professor of art history Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., and students Jordan Behenna, Nicholas di Napoli, Raegan Jackson, Braden Kirvida, Bailey McCulloch, Mary McGuire, Marguerite Passaglia, and Ela Sutcu, with the support of SLUMA director Petruta Lipan and registrar-collections manager Kathryn Reid, Race and Representation was conceived as an opportunity for advanced art history students to work directly with the University collection while benefiting from the experience of faculty and staff.