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
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).
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. …