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.

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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.

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 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. 

Memorial Day weekend offers a delightful chance to share your love of dance with the uninitiated, young or old. Shimmy over to Dance St. Louis’ 12th annual Emerson “Spring to Dance Festival,” a three-evening feast presenting mixed programs that lets audiences try a sampler of dance styles.

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?

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…