Arts/galleries & Exhibits

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MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS

St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Gallery 337: "Currents 70: Tom Friedman" features recent sculpture, drawing and photography from this native St. Louisian (through June 8). In Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated Manuscripts" 16 illuminations from decorated initials to manuscript pages from the 12th to 16th century (through Aug. 10). In Gallery 210: "Venetian Masterworks from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation" includes samples from masters such as Paolo Veronese, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and the Bassano family (through Aug. 17).

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, Ill., 618-346-5160. "Supporting Cahokia" examines 20 years of the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. "Indian Diversity" features Indian cultures from the Southeast, Southwest, Plains, and Northeastern Woodlands (through Sa). Center of Contemporary Arts, 524 Trinity, 725-6555. "The Power of Objects" presents organic sculptures and three-dimensional collages by Andrea Fuhrman (through July 26). Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar, 725-1177. "5th Annual Teapot Exhibition" features teapots in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood by Marek Cecula, Annette Corcoran, Sergei Isupov and Leslie Rosdol (through June 7). Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington, 535-4660. "Ken Little: Rrose Amarillo." Little works with cast iron, bronze, neon, found objects, fabricated steel. "Carroll Dunham: Paintings and Drawings" is an exhibit from one of America's foremost exponents of contemporary abstraction (through Sa). Midtown Arts Center, 3207 Washington, 531-2787. "Intimate Visions." Photographic images of the Mississippi River Valley by Barbara McDonnell (through Sa). "The Tragedies that have befallen the community and A Legacy of Values" by Walter McKinney (through June 6). Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 361-9265. "St. Louis in the Gilded Age" exhibit shows how industrialization and urban development changed the lives of St. Louisans 100 years ago. "Meet Me at the Fair" examines the 1904 World's Fair's impact of civic and personal memory (through 1998). MOCRA, St. Louis University, 977-7170. "Utopia Body Paint: Australian Aboriginal Art." 140 works from the Utopia community in Australia's Central Desert comprise St. Louis' largest-ever exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art (through July 31). St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Big Bend Blvd. at Clayton Road, 727-6266. "Sculpture and Fine Crafts" and "Prints, Drawings, and Pastels" (through June 11). Washington University Gallery of Art, 935-4523. At Steinberg Hall: "Cultural Perspectives" How Artists Shape our View of History" presented by the Student Gallery Group. "B.F.A. Thesis Show" is a multi-media display from graduating seniors (Both exhibits through F). At Olin Library Special Collections: "Curtain Time: Student Performing Arts at Washington University" (through F). At School of Medicine Library, 660 S. Euclid: "Dream City: Viennese Medicine as a Benchmark for Saint Louis Physicians" featuring photographs, rare books and documents (through Aug. 29). GALLERIES Anastatia Galleries, 9216 Clayton, 692-0144. "Venice" Three-dimensional paintings in canvas and plastic by A. Joseph Lee (through Su). Next exhibit: "Cane Show," June 14. Art St. Louis, 917 Locust, 241-4810. "Conversations...art that invokes dialogue" and "RSVP Earth II...celebrating the beauty of---or lamenting the degradation of...our earth" (through June 20). Artloft Gallery, 16th and Washington, 436-6545. Gallery A: Ceramic work by Chika Oumi & sculpture by Masakazu Sato. Gallery B & C: "Language Disorder" featuring the sculpture and installation of Deborah Katon (all exhibits through Su). Atrium Gallery, 7638 Forsyth, 726-1066. "Generation" presents new painting and works on paper by Michael Marshall and "New Bronzes," an exhib ition of abstract bronze sculpture by Bruce Beasley (through July 5). Barucci Gallery, 8101 Maryland, 727-2020. …