Galleries & Exhibits

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MAJOR MUSEUMS

AND EXHIBITS

St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. Special Exhibition Gallery: "In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting." Includes 130 paintings by 48 European artists, 1780-1840. This exhibit is the centerpiece of the museum's Italian celebration (through May 18). Gallery 322: Tomie dePaola, illustrations for the "The Days of the Blackbird." This exhibition includes 126 watercolors from Italian-American children's illustrator Tomie dePaola's new book (through May 11). Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated Manuscripts" features eight decorated initials, or full pages, and one illustrated "Book of Hours" from the museum collection and seven decorated manuscript pages from the St. Louis Library collection. (through August 10). Caitlyn Gallery, 7642 Forsyth, 862-4200. "Loves, Moods and Smiles." A premiere exhibition by French photographer Harold Glit (through April 5). Next exhibit: Yuri Gorbachev, April 25 Center for Contemporary Arts, 524 Trinity, 725-6555. "Arts Connection Workshop." Exhibition of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and book art by program's students and instructors (through March 29). Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar, 725-1177. "Chain Gang." Some 145 jewelry artists combine their talents in 85 feet of chain, curated by Linda Hesh and Eric Magry. The Midwest Society of Metalsmiths will create a smaller version of the chain -- a chain bracelet (through April 12). Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum Special Projects Gallery, 12580 Rott , 821-1209. "Life Cycles." Tim Curtis presents a sculpture installation of mythic journeys and ritual and spiritual birth. Also showing: "Of Geography and Animal Dreams." Cermaic artist Gina Bobrowski challenges the viewer with life-sized human and animal images (through May 26). Midtown Arts Center, 3207 Washington, 531-2787. "Herstory: Celebrating Women in History." St. Louis Women's Caucus for Art members show (through April 11). Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 361-9265. "St. Louis in the Gil ded Age" exhibit shows how industrialization and urban development changed the lives of St. Louisans 100 years ago. "Meet Me at the Fair" examines 1904 World's Fair's impact of civic and personal memory (through 1998). Portfolio Gallery, 3514 Delmar, 533-3323. "The Evolution" shows the works of Shane Evans' pre- and post-Africa impressions so viewers can sense his trip's influence on his creativity. Also showing: Various works from artists from West African Art Foundation -- Olorun (through March 31). St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Big Bend at Clayton, 727-6266. "Endangered Species" is an open juried show of art concerning endangered species. Also, a special exhibit of Andy Warhol's silk screen endangered species prints (through April 2). St. Louis Design Center, 917 Locust, 621-6446. "work..." Sculptor Lisa Allen presents sculpture from non-traditional materials (Sa through April 25). Also, "The Sky Above, The Mud Below." Sally Miller presents sculpture using crockery and weathered wood (Sa through April 25). Opening reception 7pm Sa. Washington University Gallery of Art, 935-4523. "The Lens of Architecture: Ronchamp Through Herve" is a collection of architectural photographs by the renowned 20th-century photographer Lucien Herve (thr ough March 30). Also showing: "Abstract Expressionism." Treasures from the gallery's collection, including paintings from Gorky, Pollack and Kooning (through April 6). GALLERIES Atrium Gallery, 7638 Forsyth, 726-1066. "Intangibles" and "On Growth and Form." Karen Kunc's "Intangibles" features woodblock prints and artist's books and Jim Nickel's "On Growth and Form" is an exhibition of mixed-media and wood sculpture (through April 26). Componere, 6509 Delmar, 721-1181. "The Natural Exchange." Vance Thompson presents carved wood, Curtis Uebelhor shows his collage/assemblage and Mary Bookwalter offers mixed-media etchings (through March 29). …