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TODAY IN THE MUSEUM


Thu - Dec 18
  Currently on View
Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia
October 12, 2014-January 4, 2015
Main Exhibition Galleries

Facets of the Three Jewels: Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Collections of George E. Hibbard and the Saint Louis Art Museum
July 4, 2014–February 22, 2015
Gallery 100

Calligraphy in Chinese and Japanese Art
September 12, 2014—February 22, 2015
Gallery 225

Currents 109: Nick Cave
October 31, 2014–March 8, 2015
Galleries 102, 249, 250, and 301

Scenic Wonder: An Early American Journey down the Hudson River
November 21, 2014-April 5, 2015
Gallery 234

Nicholas Nixon: 40 Years of the Brown Sisters
November 21, 2014-April 5, 2015
Gallery 235
Thu - Dec 18
10:30 AM
  Daily Collection Tour
Meet at the Information Center.
Free.

Explore the Museum's collection with an informative, docent-led tour—offered free to all visitors. The tour departs from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and usually lasts about one hour.
Thu - Dec 18
11:00 AM
  Gallery Talk
Opticality and the Object
Ivy Cooper, Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Sculpture Hall.
Free.
Space may be limited in smaller galleries; please arrive early.
Thu - Dec 18
1:30 PM
  Atua Tour
1:30 pm; Tickets to the exhibition are Required
Meet at the East Building exhibition Entrance

From November 1,2014 through January 3, 2015 the daily collection tours on Saturdays and Sundays will be a docent led tour through Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia. Tours depart from the East Building Information Center in the East Building near the exhibition entrance and last approximately 90 minutes. Groups of 10 or more should book a separate tour of the exhibition. Tickets are required.
Thu - Dec 18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Classical Concert
Thursday, December 18, 2:00 pm
The Farrell Auditorium. Free.


Pastels: Delightful French Music for Piano and Flute
This concert presents colorful music for piano and flute by French composers of the nineteenth century. Saint Louis Symphony Principal Flutist Mark Sparks and St. Louis pianist Peter Henderson will perform selections from their CD entitled French Album.

Mark Sparks is Solo Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Recognized for his colorful tone, spirited phrasing, and charismatic style, he is a dynamic orchestral artist, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, and has performed in many of the world's most prestigious venues.

Peter Henderson is a versatile pianist, and is active as a performer in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. Mr. Henderson is currently Associate Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Maryville University, where he has served on the faculty since fall 2005. He performs frequently as an ensemble keyboardist with the Saint Louis Symphony.

To learn about other events taking place at the Museum, visit the Calendar, This Week at the Museum, or our Program Guide.