In case you, like us, felt starved of events last year, our Cadenza staffers list the arts and entertainment events they are most excited for in 2021.
Here’s a list of five (not overrated) places to see within walking distance from campus. It’s important to remember that there is still an incredible and vibrant city outside of campus to explore.
Ramping up to one of its most ambitious years yet, the St. Louis Art Museum has announced a slew of exciting and innovative exhibitions in 2020.
Staged pictures people made of themselves with expensive items, beautiful arrangements of food and flowers positioned to look just right and perfectly posed images of someone’s family pop up here and there. No, this isn’t your Instagram feed. This is Dutch art made over 300 years ago, now on show in the new exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum, “Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt.”
Parked inside the gallery space of Saint Louis Art Museum’s (SLAM) newest major exhibition is a black 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. “St. Louis Modern” is written above the automobile in a sleek, streamlined metal lettering that appropriately matches the style of the 150+ midcentury modern objects that fill the gallery space beyond.
Friday was another incredibly long and eventful day. Having grappled with back-to-back classes from 8 a.m., a Spanish midterm exam and three hours of chemistry lab, I decided to unwind by going to “SLAM Underground,” which is a monthly event at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
While lying and deception seem to take precedent as today’s means of getting ahead, in the 16th century, poisoning your rival’s salad might also have been an effective strategy. But even after suffering severe intestinal illness supposedly due to a toxic bed of greens, Federico Barocci, a 16th-century Italian artist whose work is currently on display at the St.
Almost 100 years ago, French painter Claude Monet began one of his last great masterpieces. After his death, the work, the triptych titled “Agapanthus,” was eventually split up. Today, after more than 50 years of separation, its pieces hang together in the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), located on Art Hill in Forest Park.
Perhaps the idea of art museums conjures up memories of dull and prolonged school trips deters you from venturing up Art Hill, but the St. Louis Art Museum offers such a wide variety of art you’re likely to find something to suit your fancy. Not to mention, it’s a St. Louis landmark you simply shouldn’t miss.
Located in Forest Park, about a 15-minute walk from the center of campus, the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) houses strong collections of contemporary art and decorative arts and design.
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