Thomas Struth in Context
Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 am–noon
Wednesday, November 29, 10:30 am–noon
Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 am–noon
Education Center
$50 ($40 Members), Register Here

This multiple session class takes an in-depth look at the work of photographer Thomas Struth. The class will investigate the sites of technology featured in Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics and, through the perspective of three scholars, place the photographer’s recent work within a broader historical and artistic context.

Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
10:30–11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required.

Learn, play, explore, and grow at the Museum's program for our youngest visitors. Join us for an adventure as we discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Wee Wednesdays provides a fun and active way to explore the Museum together. Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Registration is open for the following dates:
December 20

For December 20 class, registration opens November 16

Gallery Talks

Thursday, November 30, 11 am
Friday, December 1, 6 pm

Collection Highlights
Sherri Williams, educator, adult learning

Thursday, December 7, 11 am
Friday, December 8, 6 pm

Gender and Power in the Arts of the Ancients Americas
Deborah Spivak, Mellon post-doctoral fellow in ancient American art

Thursday, December 14, 11 am
Friday, December 15, 6 pm

What Makes a Work of Art Feel Sacred?
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Thursday, December 21, 11 am
Friday, December 22, 6 pm

Looking at Color with New Eyes: Matisse, Derain, and the Fauves
Samuel Harned, former chair of the history department, Clayton High School

Film and Panel Discussion

New Media Series: Local Urbanism
Friday, December 1, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium, Free

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This program will feature screenings of video works by three local multi-media artists—Kat Reynolds, Jun Bae, and William Morris. The videos screened all explore in different ways the layered and complicated histories that can be found in the built environment. In particular, these artists are concerned with the urban landscape of Saint Louis, using it as a backdrop for further social, political, and art historical discussions. This screening examines both the vibrant artistic scene of Saint Louis and new avenues in the medium of video and film.

After the screenings there will be a panel discussion with the artists moderated by assistant curator of modern and contemporary art Hannah Klemm and local artist and former Romare Bearden Fellow Yvonne Osei.


Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

Eric R. Kandel, M.D., Fred Kavli Professor, Columbia University; director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science; co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Friday, December 8, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium, Free

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Nobel-laureate Eric R. Kandel reached a broad general audience with his 2006 book In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind and through the Charlie Rose Brain Series on PBS. He has published two books on the intersection of art and science, and he will speak on the ways neuroscience influences our perception of art.

Dr. Kandel will be available to sign copies of his book following the lecture. A limited number of copies of Reductionism in Art and Brain Science (2016) will be available for purchase in advance of the program at the Museum Shop.

Presentation and Film Series

Utopia/Dystopia: Thomas Struth and the Image of Nature and Technology in Film
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts, Vanderbilt University

$5 (free for Members)

In this presentation, media scholar and art critic Lutz Koepnick will bring Struth’s work in conversation with various films that pose questions about the future of humans and the role of nature amid the complexities of our technology-filled world. After Friday evening’s introductory talk, return to the Museum on Saturday and Sunday to view related films selected by Koepnick in The Farrell Auditorium. Saturday films are each $5/Members free. Sunday’s film is $15/$10 Members.

Film Series
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, 1h 29m)
Saturday, January 13, 11 am
Blade Runner (1982, 1h 57m)
This film is rated R
Saturday, January 13, 2 pm
Metropolis (1927, 2h 33m)
Presented with live musical accompaniment
Sunday, January 14, 2 pm

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.