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  • Facets of the Three Jewels:Tibetan Buddhist Art fromthe Collections of George E. Hibbard and theSaint Louis Art MuseumThrough February 22Gallery 100. Free.

    Calligraphy in Chinese and Japanese ArtThrough February 22 Gallery 225. Free.

    Currents 109: Nick CaveThrough March 8Galleries 102, 249, 250, and301. Free.

    Vija Celmins: Intense RealismThrough May 2015Gallery 321. Free.

    Scenic Wonder: An EarlyAmerican Journey down the Hudson RiverThrough April 5Gallery 234. Free.

    Nicholas Nixon: 40 Yearsof the Brown SistersThrough April 5Gallery 235. Free.

    CALENDAR

    JanuaryMarch 2015 slam.org

    Exhibitions

    OPENING

    Art in BloomThe Museums annual pairing of great art and fabulous flowers returns to the galleries this year with a brandnew addition, Iron Florist St. Louis, joining the schedule. And, as usual, well have the full complement of guestspeakers, floral classes, and family programs.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 5 Floral Studio, 10:30 am12:30 pm or 1:303:30 pm,$125 ($100 Members)Flower School with Studio ChooMake your own wild and elegant floralarrangements with the women behind the SanFrancisco flower shop Studio Choo. AletheaHarampolis and Jill Rizzo will share favoritetechniques from their 2013 book The FlowerRecipe Book. No experience necessary.

    Special Event, 6:009:00 pm, $175Art in Bloom Preview PartyBe among the first to explore the floral masterpieces of Art in Bloom and meet the designers behind the creations at this special fundraising event. Call 314.655.5235 for more information.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 6 Art in Bloom HoursMembers only, 8:0010:00 amPublic, 10:00 am9:00 pm

    Lecture, 10:30 am, $25 ($20 Members)The Bounty of the American Garden with James FarmerGet tips and inspiration from Southern Living Magazines James Farmer. Farmer is a landscape designer; a popular televisioncommentator; and the author of the best-sellinggardening and entertaining books A Time toPlant, Wreaths for All Seasons, and Dinner onthe Grounds.

    Presentation, 2:30 pm, $25 ($20 Members)Recipes for Fresh Flower ArrangementsAlethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are floristsand best friends who share a love for thingsnatural and wild. Together, they run San Franciscos Studio Choo and have authored two books: The Flower Recipe Bookand The Wreath Recipe Book.

    Evening Event, 6:009:00 pmFlowers after Hours: Drinks, Music, Art, and Flowers(No reservations required.)

    For more information visit slam.org

    Visitor Information

    ON VIEW CLOSING

    MUSEUM HOURSTuesdaySunday, 10:00 am5:00 pmFriday, open until 9:00 pmClosed Monday

    CONNECT WITH US

    DINING PanoramaTuesdayThursday, 11:00 am2:00 pmFriday, 11:00 am2:00 pm and

    5:00 pm9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday Brunch,

    10:00 am3:00 pm

    CafeTuesdayThursday, 10:00 am4:00 pmFriday, 10:00 am8:00 pmSaturdaySunday, 10:00 am4:00 pm

    ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE EVERY DAYADMISSION TO THE MAIN EXHIBITION IS FREE ON FRIDAY

    PARKING Visitor parking is available to the north of the Museum or in the paid underground garage to the east off Fine Arts Drive.

    ACCESSIBILITY All areas of the Museum are accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Information Centers.

    Large print gallery text for Navigating the River is available at the Taylor Hall Information Center.

    PROTECTING THE WORKS OF ART Help us protect the art by not touching. Backpacks, food and drink, large bags, and umbrellas can damage works of art. Please leave them at one of the free coat checks.

    PHOTOGRAPHY Taking photographs in exhibitions is not permitted. You may take non-flash photographsfor non-commercial purposes in the collection galleries.

    Please note: Photographs and videos taken of visitors may be used to publicize the Museum.

    CELL PHONES Thank you for silencing your cell phones.

    BECOME A MEMBER Benefits include free admission to Main Exhibitions; discounts on classes, dining, parking, and shopping; and invitations to special events. For information visit slam.org or call 314.721.0072.

    One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1380Telephone: 314.721.0072 slam.org 2015 Saint Louis Art Museum

    All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed.Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museums Information Centers or throughMetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur

    a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.

    Special EventsThese events take place in The Farrell Auditorium.*

    Thomas Coles Voyage of LifeFebruary 7September 20 Gallery 336. Free.

    Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the RiverFebruary 22May 17Main Exhibition Galleries *

    Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham andthe River includes 17 stunning river paintingsby George Caleb Bingham, as well as 50 of theMissouri artists river-related figure drawings.The exhibition also features the Museumsmassive moving panorama, Panorama of theMonumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley,as an additional mid-19th century depiction ofthe western river.

    YOUTH CLASSESJoin us to look at and make amazing artno experience necessary. Museum classes giveyoung learners the opportunity to explore differentcultures, time periods, and, of course, art!Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register, please visit slam.org/education.

    Classes for ages 35Wee Wednesdays Third Wednesday of each Month: January 21, February 18, March 18 10:3011:30 am Free; pre-registration is required.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    This hour-long Museum experience allows totsto use their imaginations during a gallery tour,story time, and a hands-on art project.

    Classes for ages 68 $50 ($40 Museum Members)

    Saturday, February 21, 10:30 am3:30 pmA Is for Asia

    Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am3:30 pmMad about Mummies

    Classes for ages 912$50 ($40 Museum Members)

    Saturday, February 21, 10:30 am3:30 pmCalligraphy and Origami

    Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am3:30 pmFun with Fabric

    Class for ages 1316$50 ($40 Museum Members)

    Saturday, February 28, 10:30 am3:30 pmBasic Drawing Studio

    * Main Exhibition tickets:Advance tickets to Navigating the West are recommended and are available in person at theMuseums Information Centers or by phone andonline through MetroTix. Exhibition tickets arefree to the public on Fridays and to MuseumMembers every day. For more information aboutmembership, visit slam.org.

    George Caleb Bingham, American, 18111879; Boatman (from "Boatmen onthe Missouri"), 1846; brush andblack ink and wash over paper;9 1/2 x 8 inches; Lent by Mr.and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld

    Friday, January 16, 7:00 pm. Free.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom CelebrationJoin us for a remembrance of the Selma-to-Montgomery March on its 50th anniversarythrough music, photographs, and keynotespeakers to see that the dreams of the 1965march still have relevance today.

    Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm$48 ($40 Members)1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil WarAnonymous 4 (with Bruce Molsky)

    The all-woman, a cappella quartet Anonymous 4 relatesthe personal experiencesof men, women, andchildren from theNorth and the Southduring the end of theCivil War and in its immediate aftermath,

    as told in the songs from that time. This is the final season of a nearly 30-year career for this award-winning group.

    February 20, 5:007:00 pm, and 21, 9:00 am5:30 pm$45 ($35 Members/$15 Students)Symposium: Navigating a Changing Nation:The River and Mid-Nineteenth Century American ArtThis symposium will explore the social and artistic importance of Americas riverspictured in paintings, drawings, and printsduring the mid-19th century.

    Support provided by TEFAF MAASTRICHT

    Met Opera Live in HDExperience the art of world-class opera at the Saint Louis Art Museum.Advance tickets are highly recommended for this performance broadcast series.

    Saturday, January 17, 11:55 am (2 hours, 57 minutes)Lehrs The Merry Widow Andrew Davis; Rene Fleming, Kelli OHara,Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen

    Saturday, January 31, 11:55 am (3 hours, 46 minutes) Offenbachs Les Contes dHoffmann Yves Abel; Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson

    Saturday, February 14, 11:30 am (3 hours, 39 minutes) Tchaikovskys Iolanta Valery Gergiev; Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala,Alexey Markov, Elchin Azizov, Alexei TanovitskiandBartks Bluebeards Castle Valery Gergiev; Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko

    Saturday, March 14, 11:55 am (3 hours, 30 minutes) Rossinis La Donna del Lago Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, DanielaBarcellona, Juan Diego Flrez, John Osborn,Oren Gradus

    SATURDAY, MARCH 7Art in Bloom HoursMembers only,

    8:0010:00 amPublic,

    10:00 am9:00 pm

    Lecture, 10:30 am, $25 ($20 Members)The Bounty of the AmericanGarden with James FarmerSee Friday

    Presentation, 2:30 pm, $25 ($20 Members)Recipes for Fresh Flower ArrangementsSee Friday

    Presentation and Competition, 7:00 pm, $15($10 Members)Iron Florist St. LouisNew to Art in Bloom this year, this competition pits teams of professionalflorists, assisted by St. Louis celebrities,against rivals in an epic floral design battle.

    Evening Event, 6:009:00 pmFlowers after Hours: Drinks, Music, Art, and Flowers(No reservations required.)

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8Art in Bloom HoursMembers only, 8:0010:00 amPublic, 10:00 am5:00 pm

    Family Program, noon4:00 pmFamily FloralsArt in Bloom is a wonderful time for familiesto visit and explore. Enjoy free, hands-on artactivities in Sculpture Hall, pick up a scavengerhunt to take a floral-filled journey into thegalleries, and see a special performance inThe Farrell Auditorium at 1:00 pm.

    Art in Bloom is free and open to the public. Advance tickets are highly recommended for select programs,including lectures, demonstrations, and classes.

    Tickets will go on sale for Museum Members January 27, and on February 3 for the general public.

    Tickets may be purchased in person at the Museums Information Centers or through MetroTix atmetrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased through MetroTix incur a service charge; the servicecharge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.

    EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERSMuseum Members enjoy early morning entry on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Art in Bloom, aswell as priority and discounted tickets for all lectures and presentations. Learn more or join onlineat members.slam.org!

    For more information visit slam.org/educationFor a full schedule of programs visit slam.org For more information visit slam.org

    Classes

    The exhibition has been organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth,Texas, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. It is supported by an indemnity from the FederalCouncil on the Arts and the Humanities and in part by generous grants from the Henry LuceFoundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The St. Louis presentation is generously supported by the William T. Kemper FoundationCommerce Bank Trustee. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

    Currents 109: Nick CaveSpeak Louder, 2011

    Photos by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman

    Gallery, New York

    (Last seating at 8:30 pm)

  • 1 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTales of Ancient Egypt

    3 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MGreat Escapes

    ART IN BLOOM

    5 ThursdayFloral Studio, 10:30 am or 1:30 pm $Flower School with Studio Choo

    Special Event, 6:00 pm $Preview Party

    6 FridayArt in Bloom Hours, 10:00 am9:00 pmMembers-only Hours, 8:0010:00 am

    Lecture, 10:30 am $The Bounty of the American Garden with James Farmer

    Presentation, 2:30 pm $Recipes for Fresh Flower Arrangements with Studio Choo

    Evening Event, 6:009:00 pmFlowers after Hours

    7 SaturdayArt in Bloom Hours, 10:00 am9:00 pmMembers-only Hours, 8:0010:00 am

    Lecture, 10:30 am $The Bounty of the American Garden with James Farmer

    Presentation, 2:30 pm $Recipes for Fresh Flower Arrangements with Studio Choo

    Presentation and Competition, 7:00 pm $Iron Florist St. Louis

    Evening Event, 6:009:00 pmFlowers after Hours

    8 SundayArt in Bloom Hours, 10:00 am9:00 pmMembers-only Hours, 8:0010:00 am

    Family Sunday, noon4:00 pmFamily FloralsSpecial Performance, 1:00 pm

    Exhibition ClosingCurrents 109: Nick Cave

    10 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MGreat Escapes

    11 WednesdayPerformance, 7:00 pm $1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil WarAnonymous 4 (with Bruce Molsky)

    12 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amEarly St. Louis Collections of Modern ArtKaren Butler, Assistant Curator for Collections, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

    13 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmEarly St. Louis Collections of Modern ArtKaren Butler, Assistant Curator for Collections, KemperArt Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

    Lecture, 7:00 pm The History of Women PhotographersRoxanna Maroci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    14 SaturdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MGreat Escapes

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, 11:55 am (3 hours, 30 minutes) $Rossinis La Donna del Lago

    15 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTales of Ancient Egypt

    18 WednesdayClass for ages 35, 10:30 am Wee Wednesday

    19 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amNicholas Nixons Photographs of the Brown SistersEric Lutz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    20 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmNicholas Nixons Photographs of the Brown SistersEric Lutz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    21 SaturdayPanel Discussion, 10:30 am If It Wasnt for the Women: A Salute to Maya Angelou

    Class for Ages 68, 10:30 am3:30 pm $Mad about Mummies

    Class for Ages 912, 10:30 am3:30 pm $Fun with Fabrics

    Free Tour, 11:00 amVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    22 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTales of Ancient Egypt

    24 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MGreat Escapes

    26 ThursdayLecture, 7:00 pm $Object, Image and the Living Archive: Historicizing the Global in Caribbean ArtErica James, Assistant Professor in the departmentsof the History of Art and African American Studies,Yale University

    27 Friday SLAM Underground, 6:00 pmMusic, art-making, performance, and signature cocktails

    29 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTales of Ancient Egypt

    Free Tour, 2:00 pmVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    February March

    Information about Museum ProgramsLectures/Performances

    All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museums Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.

    Ticketing Information

    1 ThursdayNew Years DayMuseum open 10:00 am5:00 pm

    4 SundayExhibition ClosingAtua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia

    Family Sundays, 1:004:00 pmWear Your Art on Your Sleeve

    6 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MA Look at the Stars

    8 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amThe Portrait of Ambrogio SpinolaChris Naffziger, Adjunct Faculty in Art History, Lindenwood University

    9 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmThe Portrait of Ambrogio SpinolaChris Naffziger, Adjunct Faculty in Art History, Lindenwood University

    10 SaturdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MA Look at the Stars

    Free Tour, 11:00 amGuess Whos Coming to Dinner (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    11 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmWear Your Art on Your Sleeve

    15 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amSame Artist, Clashing StylesJeanne M. Zarucci, Professor of Art History andFrench at the University of Missouri, St. Louis

    16 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmSame Artist, Clashing StylesJeanne M. Zarucci, Professor of Art History andFrench at the University of Missouri, St. Louis

    Performance, 7:00 pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: The Dream Marches On

    17 SaturdayMetropolitan Opera Live in HD, 11:55 am (2 hours, 57 minutes) $Lehars The Merry Widow

    18 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmWear Your Art on Your Sleeve

    Free Tour, 2:00 pmGuess Whos Coming to Dinner (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    20 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MA Look at the Stars

    21 WednesdayClass for ages 35, 10:30 am Wee Wednesday

    22 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amRomare Bearden Fellows FavoritesJennifer Doyle, Sherri Williams, Jordia Benjamin, Past and Present Romare Bearden Fellows

    23 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmRomare Bearden Fellows FavoritesJennifer Doyle, Sherri Williams, Jordia Benjamin, Past and Present Romare Bearden Fellows

    24 SaturdayMembers Book Club, 10:30 am M $The Boston Raphael by Belinda Rathbone

    25 SundaySpecial Family Sunday, 1:004:00 pmNick Cave Soundsuits

    Family Performance, 2:00 pm African Dance Extravaganza

    27 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour MA Look at the Stars

    30 FridaySLAM Underground, 7:00 pmMusic, art-making, performance, and signature cocktails

    31 SaturdayFree Tour, 11:00 amGuess Whos Coming to Dinner (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, 11:55 am (3 hours, 46 minutes) $Offenbachs Les Contes dHoffmann

    1 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTravels through Asia

    5 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amA Historian Looks at Scenic Wonder: An Early American Journey down the Hudson River

    Member Event, 6:30 pm M Young Friends Tour at Wildwood Press

    6 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmA Historian Looks at Scenic Wonder: An Early American Journey down the Hudson River

    Lecture,6:30 pmA Conversation with Nicholas Nixon

    7 SaturdayExhibition OpeningThomas Coles Voyage of Life

    Member Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour M The American Landscape

    Artist Talk, 10:30 am*Common Threads: Native and African American Cultures

    8 SundayFamily Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTravels through Asia

    10 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour M The American Landscape

    12 ThursdayGallery Talk, 11:00 amChinese CeramicsMimi Huang, Research Assistant, Asian Art

    Lecture, 7:00 pm*A Conversation with Nick Cave $

    13 FridayGallery Talk, 6:00 pmChinese CeramicsMimi Huang, Research Assistant, Asian Art

    14 SaturdayFree Tour, 11:00 amThe Winslow Boy (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, 11:30 am (3 hours, 39 minutes) $Tchaikovskys Iolanta and Bartks Bluebeards Castle

    15 SundaySpecial Family Sunday, 1:004:00 pmCelebrate the Chinese New YearFamily Performance, 2:00 pmYear of the Goat

    17 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am Coffee/10:00 am Tour M The American Landscape

    18 WednesdayClass for ages 35, 10:30 am Wee Wednesday

    20 FridayMember Event, 10:00 am9:00 pmMember Preview Day: Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

    Symposium, 5:007:00 pm $Navigating a Changing Nation: The River and Mid-Ninteenth Century Artslam.org/bingham

    21 SaturdayMember Event, 10:00 am5:00 pmMember Preview Day: Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

    Class for Ages 68, 10:30 am3:30 pm $A Is for Asia

    Class for Ages 912, 10:30 am3:30 pm $Calligraphy and Origami

    Symposium, 9:00 am5:30 pm $Navigating a Changing Nation: The River and Mid-Ninteenth Century Artslam.org/bingham

    22 SundayExhibition OpeningNavigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

    Exhibition ClosingFacets of the Three Jewels: Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Collections of George E. Hibbard and theSaint Louis Art Museum

    Family Sundays, 1:004:00 pmTravels through Asia

    Free Tour, 2:00 pmThe Winslow Boy (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    24 TuesdayMember Morning, 9:30 am coffee/10:00 am tour M The American Landscape

    27 FridaySLAM Underground, 7:00 pmMusic, art-making, performance, and signature cocktails

    28 SaturdayClass for Ages 1316, 10:30 am3:30 pm $Basic Drawing Studio

    Free Tour, 11:00 amThe Winslow Boy (with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

    Film, 1:00 pm Navigating the Rivers: A Collection of Modern-Day Stories

    Free Public Tours of the Collection

    Meet at the Information Centerin the Main Building at 10:30 am TuesdayFriday and1:30 pm Saturday & Sunday.

    January

    Gallery TalksJoin us in the galleries for lively and informativediscussions. Space may be limited in smaller galleries; please arrive early. Talks start at 11:00 am on select Thursdays and repeat at6:00 pm on the following Fridays. Meet at theInformation Center in Sculpture Hall.

    Family SundaysYoure invited to the Museum every Sunday afternoon from 1:004:00 pm for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tourthrough the galleries. Each months activitiesfocus on a different, family-friendly theme. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm.

    Member EventsLook for Msymbols on the calendarMembers of the Saint Louis Art Museum are invited to experience the Museum in a truly unique way at special events held throughout the year. Visit slam.org or call 314.655.5335 to join or to learn more about all the benefits of membership.

    All programs are free unless marked with a $. Programs marked with a dot () require pre-registration or tickets.

    Family Sundays are sponsoredby Wells Fargo Advisors.

    George Caleb Bingham, American, 18111879; The Jolly Flatboatmen (1), 1846; oil on canvas; 38 1/8 x 48 1/2 inches; National Gallery of Art

    SLAM Underground, 6:00 p

    m, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration, 1/16

    Belinda Rathbone

    * Celebrate Black History Month at these events.For additional Black History Month programming,visit slam.org.

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