Eight Art Exhibits To Check Out This October

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Art thrives this month with new exhibits and media openings of all genres throughout St. Louis. Set aside some time to check out an exhibit or two, whether at a small gallery or one of our city’s museums.

Street Views

Street Views: Jennifer Steinkamp. Photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum.        

You can get a feel for what exhibits will be opening this October by checking out our top visual arts picks here!

American Arts Experience St. Louis
Oct. 4-20, Multiple Venues
This 17-day stretch of dance, music, theater and visual arts events takes over numerous venues in the St. Louis area and features work by COCA, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Symphony, the Regional Arts Commission, Dance St. Louis, Mustard Seed Theatre and more.

Collection, Mary Strauss

Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss

Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss
Oct. 4-Dec. 28, The Sheldon
The numerous and beautiful costumes, dresses and photos that make up arts philanthropist Mary Strauss’ collection are on display for the public in this highly anticipated exhibit.

Nature’s Gallery
Oct. 4-Nov. 1, Grafica Fine Art Gallery
Local artist Ann Croghan and her students display their latest work in this exhibit based on images from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Angela Malchionno – The Haven Strategy
Oct. 4-Jan. 25, The Sheldon
Inspired by everything from Disney to Catherine Beecher drawings and utopia, Angela Malchionno‘s latest collection of drawings and paintings explores unique themes of domesticity and femininity.

Jay Alan Babcock – Pattern/Recognition
Oct. 5-26, SOHA Studio and Gallery
Babcock explores ideas surrounding individuality and collectiveness using repeating portrait schemes. With simple materials and straightforward pursuits, he manages to stir up some quite complex ideas.

Street Views: Jennifer Steinkamp
Oct. 11-Dec.29, Contemporary Art Museum
An exhibit in honor of the CAM building’s tenth anniversary, this Jennifer Steinkamp multimedia-video presentation incorporates the architectural space with thought-provoking animation and designs.

A Queen Within exhibit. Photo courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame.

A Queen Within exhibit. Photo courtesy of World Chess Hall of Fame.


Look With the Mind
Oct. 16-Dec. 7, Philip Slein Gallery
French photographer Anne Deniau shows off her master skills as she documents top fashion, including the designs of Alexander McQueen.


A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess 
Oct. 19-April 18, World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame puts on an interesting portrayal of both the queen piece in chess as well as how the power of a queen shines through in top fashion design.

 

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