Arts & Entertainment

“Millet & Modern Art: From Van Gogh To Dalí,” is a big show, a visual show and also a heady show. The current exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum tells a convincing story, challenging more traditional views of when modern art began. It makes a strong argument that it was Jean-Franco…

At nearly 2,500 miles long, the Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America. Known affectionately as “Old Man River” and “Father of Waters,” it touches many major U.S. cities including New Orleans, Memphis, Minneapolis and, of course, St. Louis.

One local dance company won’t let the month of January escape without some action. Big Muddy Dance Company continues its Fortissimo Season: Celebrating Musical Minds through Movement. The theme of bold musical exploration resumes with Beat Ballads at the Grandel Theater in the Grand Center a…

Jericho Brown, author of one of the most widely acclaimed poetry collections of 2019, will judge the 2020 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for high school students.

In “The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection,” the Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates a gift of 81 works of art created by black abstractionists.

“Cabaret royalty” has a new home in St. Louis. After being open less than a month, Jim Dolan, longtime proponent of cabaret in St. Louis, has brought local and national legends to the stage at his new venue, Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge, located at 364 N. Boyle Ave. in the Central West End.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and music director Stéphane Denève invite audiences to celebrate the holiday season at Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., with eight different programs between Thanksgiving weekend and New Year’s Eve.

The Women’s Hope Chorale opens its 25th season on Sunday, Nov. 10, with a 3 p.m. concert entitled “Illumination,” performed at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E. Adams Ave.

After months of preparation, the Union Avenue Christian Church (UACC) is exhibiting work from Missouri and Kansas artists who answered the millenia old question, “Who is God?”

Once considered by many a secondary art of simple aesthetics, textiles communicate beauty but also convey strength and innovative concepts. In the Sept. 6 issue of the West End Word, we looked at “Little Cuttings,” the weavings of Fidencio Fifield-Perez at Craft Alliance, one of the the orig…

The Innovations in Textiles STL collaborative dates back to 1994, when Craft Alliance, COCA, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum and Duane Reed Gallery created a joint event celebrating contemporary fiber art. There are now 48 regional partners participating in what is the largest art co…

Chamber Project Saint Louis opens a 12th season inspired by the confluence of the two rivers in the St. Louis region. The 2019 lineup features several concerts composed by local musicians and woven with international sounds.

Music and dance always soar together, but this dance season the music, sometimes live, leads the way in dance titles and themes from Sinatra songs to jazz. For tickets, check company websites, venues or MetroTix.

The Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition, “Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention,” is challenging in showing Gauguin from a unique prospective. A map at the entrance pinpoints the artist’s diverse travels and places of residence, forming a timeline of his convoluted life. 

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Moving fast and breaking things sounds contemporary. But, could that be an ancient pattern — an eye-opener for understanding iconic objects as agents of cultural meaning and power in the present day?

Artist Bill Christman, owner of Joe’s Café & Art Gallery in Skinker DeBaliviere and creator of Beatnik Bob’s Museum of Mayhem, Mystery and Mirth at the City Museum, has a vision. On a vacant lot at the corner of Cabanne and Union he hopes to build a sculpture garden. But not just any scu…

A new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum and a new play opening at the Kranzberg Arts Center take us home, a place we can try to recall or choose to forget.

Modern dance, like poetry, communicates feelings and perspectives that go beyond the surface meaning of words or ideas. Two local dance companies hope to transport their audiences to new levels of emotional insight as one explores how dance unites the communities of St. Louis and the other s…

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The Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Millstone Gallery is currently showing a traveling exhibition, “Art. Write. Now.” — a selection from this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing awards.

In Relative Points, the exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), sculptor Christine Corday pricks awareness of time, space, process and form.

A brightly packaged holiday gift atop Art Hill in Forest Park is currently dazzling and exciting eyeballs. As the graphic revolution, begun in the 1960s, holds the brain in a vise of images, the Saint Louis Art Museum splashes before us “Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now.”

“Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work,” the current exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, reflects the aesthetic and spatial sensibility of the Pulitzer’s architecture itself, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

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Two artists, each widely-acclaimed, are exhibiting in St. Louis. Kehinde Wiley is currently showing 11 large-scale paintings at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Jamie Adams is exhibiting 11 paintings at the Philip Slein Gallery in the Central West End. 

In a unique partnership that combines great programming with a great venue, The Cabaret Project of St. Louis and Jazz St. Louis continue their Contemporary Cabaret Series featuring award-winning artists from the worlds of Broadway, cabaret and recordings with celebrated singer/actor Darius de Haas.

Journey to the Bruno David Gallery in Clayton and experience multi-seasonal colors and more, in the watercolors of Ralph Nagel. “Being There” takes your breath away with beauty – and then returns it to you in energy.

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Journey to the Bruno David Gallery in Clayton and experience multi-seasonal colors and more, in the watercolors of Ralph Nagel. “Being There” takes your breath away with beauty – and then returns it to you in energy.

Dance audiences will find a range of gems from quirky to elegant in the display of local and national troupes performing in St. Louis this season. (Some start times may be earlier than 8 p.m.) For tickets, check company websites, the venues or MetroTix.

In the midst of “creative destruction” at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the new exhibition “Figures, Fables & Fiction” opens Sept. 7 in the center’s Millstone Gallery. 

In the midst of “creative destruction” at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the new exhibition “Figures, Fables & Fiction” opens Sept. 7 in the center’s Millstone Gallery.