The third in a series that celebrates St. Louis’ multicultural communities, this exhibit offers a glimpse into the dramatic and regional traditions of Eastern cultures – China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Tibet, and into the lively masquerade traditions of Oceania – Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Drawn from the Hartenberger World Music Collection, musical instrument masterpieces from these geographical areas are featured, paying tribute to the rich and varied immigrant heritage of the people who journeyed to our great Gateway City. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger.

By visiting the Sheldon Art Galleries,  you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By entering The Sheldon, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Sheldon Arts Foundation, or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.


VISITOR ARRIVAL AND EXPERIENCE:

Capacity will be limited to 25% or less of full capacity. No reservations required or accepted for regular public hours.

Dedicated entrance and exit routes will be designated at the street level entrance of the Emerson Galleries building.

All staff and visitors age 9 and older will be required to wear masks; masks for visitors between the ages of 2 and 8 will be encouraged. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Guests will be allowed to remove or lower their masks/face coverings when drinking.

All visitors will pass through a free-standing temperature scanner, and will be asked to sign in with the names of everyone in their party for contract-tracing purposes. They will then affirm basic wellness on the day of their visit.

Visitors who do not feel well on the day of their visit, or register 100.4 degrees or higher during the temperature check, will be asked to visit on a different day.

Visitors who do not provide their own pens will be given a single-use pen to take with them. Sign-in pens will not be reused.

Social distancing will be encouraged with signage throughout The Sheldon, including at check-in, and while visiting the galleries. Floor decals will help manage distancing at restrooms, elevators, etc.

CLEANING AND SANITATION:

Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures will be in place throughout the day in public areas.

Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout The Sheldon, including at arrival sign-in and throughout the galleries.

Staff will be trained in safety and sanitation procedures.