Inside the Palace of Fine Arts:Â Cosmopolitanism at the 1904 Worldâ€™s Fair
Kemper Art Museum, Washington University
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO
Through August 3
As part of STL250, a region-wide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis, the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University presents Inside theÂ Palace of Fine Arts: Cosmopolitanism at the 1904 Worldâ€™s Fair. This exhibition brings together a selection of artworks from the Museumâ€™s permanent collection that were onÂ view at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, along with related works, to explore the role of the Worldâ€™s Fair in relationÂ to local aspirations to turn the city into an internationalÂ cultural center. The show features such artists as Jean Charles Cazin, Frederic Edwin Church, Charles FranÃ§ois Daubigny, Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la PeÃ±a, and Jozef IsraÃ«ls.
Friday> Freecell & Pulitzer Foundation turn a vacant lot in St. Louis into a parade of public programs
Last year, a vacant lot across the street from theÂ Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis became the site of a design competition for a temporary built-environment installation. New Yorkâ€™s Freecell Architecture won PXSTL’s $50,000 project budget and $10,000 honorarium for a proposal to erect an adjustable canopy for performances and gatheringsâ€”an idea Kristina Van Dyke, director of the Pulitzer Foundation, called â€œboth monumental and ephemeral at the same time.â€