5 Visual Art Exhibits To Check Out this June
This June, the St. Louis visual arts world is thriving with plenty of exhibitions. From modern multimedia to photography, classic contemporary paintings and more, you won’t want to skip out on all of the new exciting work on display. Read below to check out some of our tops picks.
Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko
May 24-September 14
Saint Louis Art Museum
Mark Rothko is known for defining what has now become known as Abstract Expressionism, despite the artist’s dislike for the term abstract. Incorporating themes from mythology, philosophy, post-war sentiments and much more, Rothko encapsulated these themes into his unusual and and minimalist paintings. Catch some of his best creations at SLAM, and don’t miss the speaker event with Rothko’s son, Christopher, on June 10. You can find more info online.
The City at 250: A Citywide Celebration in Photography
June 6-August 23
The result of a months-long contest to celebrate St. Louis and its 250th anniversary, as well as showcase some of the best new or undiscovered photographers, “The City at 250” is an overall tribute to St. Louis and its history. Find more info here.
June 7-July 13
Don’t miss this thought-provoking, and truly fun, exhibit that explores the phenomenon of selfies, and whether such cell phone-created photos can rise to the level of art. These unique combinations of technology and artistic ideals, are constantly discussed and even embraced by many notable persons. In “Selfie STL,” visitors should expect to see some familiar faces, including some local celebrities, smiling back at them. Find more info here.
June 19-September 28
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
Designed to explore portrait photography in all different genres, styles, eras and intentions, “Portrait/Process,” showcases numerous portraits or portrait-like photos from antique works to pictures from a modern-day smartphone and everything in between. Find more info online.
Marta Pierobon and Brett Williams
June 27-August 16
If you’re in the mood for art that’s anything but traditional, head over to Duet for new work by artists, Marta Pierobon and Brett Williams. Check out the indoor sculpture-like pieces, provocative displays that use items from everyday life and unique themes combining fantasy and daily life. More info here.