The Sheldon Art Galleries, located in the Emerson Galleries building, features rotating exhibits in six galleries, including photography, architecture, St. Louis artists and collections, jazz history and children's art. Artwork is also featured in The Sheldon's sculpture garden, visible from both the atrium lobby and the connecting glass bridge.
Tuesdays, noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays - Fridays, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission.
Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Amazing Horns – Bridging Continents, Bridging Time
June 10, 2016 - August 12, 2017
Curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger and drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection, this exhibition explores the evolutionary process and development of horns across continents and through time. Highlights include a 1,000-year old Moche clay trumpet from Peru, a ceremonial Narsiga from Nepal, a rare American Civil War Schreiber over-the-shoulder teardrop horn and a rare 8-foot tall Recording Bass. Contemporary horns played by famous jazz musicians Clark Terry, Oliver Lake and Artie Shaw, and a fantastical 12-foot long bicycle-powered “Pedalphone” designed by St. Louisan John E. Maier, are also featured.
The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley
September 9, 2016 - December 30, 2016
Organized and traveled by the Cultural Landscape Foundation, this exhibit of 43 photographs features 27 of Kiley’s most significant landscape design projects, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds in St. Louis; gardens at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Ford Foundation Atrium in New York City; and the plaza and gardens of La Defense, Dalle Centrale, Paris, France; among many others. Dan Kiley (1912-2004) is considered one of the most influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century and worked with important architects like Eero Saarinen, and I.M. Pei and others.
Route 66: A 90th Anniversary Celebration
October 7, 2016 - January 21, 2017
This mini-exhibition of photographs by Mark Appling Fisher, Quinta Scott and Susan Hacker Stang is organized in celebration of the Mother Road’s 90th anniversary.