6 Visual Art Exhibits You Should See This October

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Atua: Sacred gods from Polynesia. Photo courtesy of SLAM.

Art of all sorts—think paintings, sculptures, objects from archaeological digs and more—comes to life in St. Louis this October, and you won’t want to miss out on all of the new exhibits.

Dogs in Porcelain Sculpture
Oct. 3-Dec. 31, AKC Museum of the Dog
The American Kennel Club‘s Museum of the Dog unleashes a new exhibit this month featuring numerous porcelain sculptures are formed to look like various canine breeds. With approximately 125 different sculpture pieces, the new exhibit features work done by Royal Doulton, Meissen, Rosenthal and more.

Tom Huck: “Bugs
Oct. 3-Feb. 1, Laumeier Sculpture Park
This new outdoor exhibit created by Missouri-based artist Tom Huck is inspired by the numerous insects that live in Laumeier Sculpture Park’s area and features three interactive bug springers based on Huck’s original woodcut designs.

Poetic Nature”
Oct. 10-Dec. 14, COCA
Created by artist Nicole Lemkemeier, this mosaic exhibit features architectural installations made up of numerous hand-formed and hand-painted tiles. Supported by the Missouri Arts Council, this free exhibit was inspired by the artist’s winter residency with the COCAedu Interchange Program.

Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia
Oct. 12-Jan. 4, Saint Louis Art Museum 
Organized by the National Gallery of Australia, and featuring art from the Pacific Islands from their beginnings all the way to the 1940s, this new SLAM exhibit boasts numerous works all exploring the concept of atua, or the gods and ancestors of those islands.

Embrology (Small Things)” and “Ritual Acts
Oct. 17-Nov. 15, Bruno David Gallery
Combining different media like acrylics, collage, oil paints and more, artist Leslie Laskey showcases his newest work in “Embrology (Small Things).” At the same time, Bruno David Gallery unveils a brand-new exhibit from artist Frank Schwaiger titled “Ritual Acts,” which is an homage to printmaker Shiko Munakata and includes 24 different works on paper.

Jiyong Lee
Oct. 24-Nov. 29, Duane Reed Galley
Jiyong Lee’s new artwork is featured in this exhibit and features his classic contemporary style with holographic-like images of various shapes in different colors and gradients. Perspective, lines, shadows and depth are all explored in detail.


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