4 Visual Arts Exhibits to See this January in St. Louis

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Art is thriving at the beginning of 2015, and it’s a perfect time to check out some of the best new exhibits around town. Below, find our list of the top four art exhibits to go see this month.

From Picasso to Fontana. Photo courtesy of Kemper Art Museum.

From Picasso to Fontana. Photo courtesy of Kemper Art Museum.

Designated Areas
Jan. 9-March 1, Craft Alliance
With works from numerous artists of different styles, backgrounds and perspectives, “Designated Areas” showcases both functional and non-functional art. All three-dimensional, this work is made of everything from fiber and glass to ceramics, metal, wood and more.

Toyin Odutola: Untold Stories
Jan. 16-Feb. 28,
Contemporary Art Museum
Nigerian-born artist Toyin Odutola presents some of her best character-and-text artwork, including original pieces designed specifically for the “Untold Stories” exhibit. Comparing elements like closeness and distance, figures and lines, and different types of media, Odutola impresses viewers with her bold approach.

Painting: Reconsidered, Deconstructed
Jan. 17-Feb. 19, Art St. Louis
Don’t miss the first Art St. Louis exhibit of the new year, featuring a juried exhibit with more than 38 participating regional artists. Expect to see all types of genres, styles, media, designs and ideas in “Painting: Reconsidered, Deconstructed.”

From Picasso to Fontana: Collecting Modern and Postwar Art in the Eisendrath Years, 1960-1968
Jan. 23-April 19, Kemper Art Museum
Experience some of the best 1960s art from greats like Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Burri and more, all collected by the Kemper Art Museum during that specific era. Modernism, postwar styles and abstract pieces are all studied and put on display in this unique exhibit. 

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