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Tuesdays, noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays - Fridays, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also open one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission.

Closed on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Join us October 5 from 5-7 p.m. for the opening of six new exhibits, celebrating The Sheldon’s 20th Anniversary season! (Galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center)

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists






Re/Constructing Identity: Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli, and Rachel Youn

October 5, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Zlatko Ćosić (Yugoslavian), José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz (Mexican-American), Priya Kambli (Indian) and Rachel Youn (Korean-American) investigate their cultural roots and complex experiences around issues of immigration and identity. Using photography, video and sculpture, they tell stories of exploration, loss, exile, fragmentation and reconstruction.

The exhibition is made possible by John and Alison Ferring.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza, Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli and Rachel Youn will speak about their work and experiences. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.

Gallery of Music


St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India and Mexico

October 5, 2018 - April 13, 2019

The first in a series that celebrates St. Louis’ immigrant communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection from India, Mexico and the Balkan region. Highlights include a 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate “Bajo Quinto” from Mexico, a 19th-century Croatian “Berda” tamburitza, an ancient Greek terra cotta “siren” whistle and a 12th-century Hindu “Vamavarta” conch from India. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m.
Curator Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger speaks on the exhibition. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.

Gallery of Photography


The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers

October 5, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Organized by the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, the exhibit focuses on the immigrant experience as told through the photographs of major icons from the history of photography such as Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange and Tseng Kwong Chi, that depict the hardship and sacrifice, pride and achievement of immigrants around the world.

The exhibition is made possible in part by Capes Sokol, Karen and Dr. Lawrence Kotner, and Barbara and Arthur McDonnell.

The exhibit and educational programming are made possible in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, will speak on selected works in the exhibit. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or plincoln@TheSheldon.org.

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture


Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens

October 5, 2018 - January 19, 2019

International vertical gardens are featured in this exhibit of photographs, models, plans and material samples from projects by international master designers and architecture firms Ateliers Jean Nouvel (France), Biotecture (United Kingdom), Patrick Blanc (France), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), Emilo Llobat (Spain), Growing Green, Inc. (United States), Kengo Kuma Associates (Japan), Sage Green Life (United States) and others. The exhibit also highlights a key feature of The Sheldon’s new Steward Family Plaza that includes a vertical garden designed by Benjamin Gilmartin, architect, in collaboration with Andrew Colopy of Cobalt Office, Michael Ludvik Engineers, Randy Burkett Lighting Design, DLANDstudio, KPFF, Civil Design, Horner & Shifrin and Powers Bowersox Associates, Architects of Record, opening in the Summer of 2019.

The exhibition is made possible in part by Growing Green, Inc.

AT&T Gallery of Children's Art


St. Louis Through the Lens of a Child: Photographs by Students of Forsyth School

October 5, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Through photography, students of Forsyth School in Clayton investigated St. Louis’ neighborhoods to discover the rich and vital contributions of its immigrant communities. In the classroom, students studied and explored the idea of what it means to be a community and what makes a community thrive and be successful.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery


Martin Brief: A Brief History of Time

October 5, 2018 - January 5, 2019

This exhibition of drawings by the time and process-based artist Martin Brief shows works from three series - A Brief History of Time, ArtForum and Dictionary. Born and raised in Chicago, Martin Brief is an artist whose recent work - long-term, absurd, drawing based tasks - interrogates aspects of our complex social and political fabric. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including in New York, Paris, Zurich, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis.