Class

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:
January 17: Myths and Legends
February 21: Music and Rhythm
March 21: A Rainbow of Colors
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:
February 21: Music and Rhythm
March 21: A Rainbow of Colors

For February 21 class, registration opens January 18
For March 21 class, registration opens February 22


Gallery Talks

Thursday, February 1, 11 am
Friday, February 2, 6 pm

Taking It with You: Tomb Equipment from Ancient Egypt
Lindsey Schifko, art historian

Thursday, February 8, 11 am
Friday, February 9, 6 pm

Beautiful Utility: An Appreciation for Aesthetics
Jade Powers, 2017–2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow

Thursday, February 15, 11 am
Friday, February 16, 6 pm

Curator’s Choice: African Art on View
Nichole Bridges, associate curator of African art

Thursday, March 8, 11 am
Friday, March 9, 6 pm

Dreams, Community, and Individual Voices: Generations of Abstraction from a Lakota/American Perspective
Dyani White Hawk, artist and curator

Thursday, March 15, 11 am
Friday, March 16, 6 pm

An American in Paris and Tangier: Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Gateway, Tangier
Heather Hughes, senior research assistant and study room manager

Thursday, March 22, 11 am
Friday, March 23, 6 pm

19th-Century Art that Stirs the Emotions (and Why They Loved It)
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Film

Through the Repellent Fence
(74 minutes) Friday, February 9, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)

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This 2017 documentary follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. A question-and-answer session with members of the collective will follow the screening.

Lecture

Ancient Artifacts, 21st Century Technology: Unlocking the Mummies’ Secrets
Friday, February 16, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Free. Advanced tickets recommended.

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The Museum teamed up with the Washington University School of Medicine and the Kemper Art Museum to scan three mummies using the latest CT technology. Lisa Çakmak, the associate curator of ancient art, and radiologists from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology will discuss what was discovered from the scans.

Black History Month Films

The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)


The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011)
(100 minutes) Saturday, February 24, 2 pm
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I am Not Your Negro (2016)
(95 minutes) Sunday, February 25, 2 pm
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Women in the Arts Lecture

The Construction and Perpetuation of Female Identity in Ancient Egypt
Friday, March 9, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Free; Reserve a ticket.

Patricia Podzorski, Curator of Egyptian Art at the University of Memphis

The construction of personal identity for ancient Egyptian women was complex, multilayered, and sometimes contradictory. Scholar and curator Patricia Podzorski will explore archaeological, textual, and artistic sources for some of the standard markers of feminine identity recognized by Egyptologists and share specific examples of exceptional women across the span of ancient Egyptian history and society, from queens to commoners.

Advance tickets recommended. This program is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Endowment.

Lecture

If It Wasn’t for the Women: Science, Shape, and Self
Saturday, March 10, 11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Free

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Join us for a panel discussion featuring three local St. Louis artists as they discuss how science has shaped their work and how art has shaped them.

Lecture

The Osiris Mysteries in Egypt’s Sunken Cities
Franck Goddio, underwater archaeologist and exhibition curator
Friday, March 23, 11 am
Sunday, March, 25, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)
Advanced tickets recommended

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Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus once celebrated one of the most secret ceremonies of Egypt: the Mysteries of Osiris. The discovery and the archaeological excavations of those cities solve a 2,000-year enigma and bring new information to light.

Film

Umm Kulthum: A Voice of Egypt (1996)
Sunday, May 13, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)
Advanced tickets recommended


The documentary offers a fascinating account of the life of one of Egypt’s most beloved superstars, singer Umm Kulthum. (67 minutes)

Film

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Sunday, June 17, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$5 (free for Members)
Advanced tickets recommended


In this gothic drama based on Oscar Wilde’s novel, a corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 minutes)


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 metrotix.com 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.