Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
July 19, August 16, and September 20
10:30–11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Perfect for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. This hour-long Museum experience allows tots to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project.

Registration is open for the following dates:
September 20

For September 20 class, registration opens August 18


Gallery Talks

Thursday, August 17, 11 am
Friday, August 18, 6 pm

The Hats of Stephen Jones: Dialogues with the Art of the Past
Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art

Thursday, August 31, 11 am
Friday, September 1, 6 pm

An Iridescent Exchange: Fashion and the Fantastic along the Silk Road
Nartana Premachandra, author

Thursday, September 7, 11 am
Friday, September 8, 6 pm

Reflections on the African American Experience through Everyday Dress
Rikki Byrd, Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, September 21, 11 am
Friday, September 22, 6 pm

Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Conversations and Cocktails
Hip Hop and Fashion: From the Streets to the Runway

Friday, September 1, 7 pm program, 8 pm cocktail hour (cash bar)
Education Center

This lively panel discussion will examine the evolution of hip-hop culture and its impact on fashion, art, and ideas of black masculinity. Panelists include Rikki Byrd, writer, educator and scholar, with research interests in Black studies and fashion history, and Dr. Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr., associate professor of African & African American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
$15 ($10 Members)

Tickets available in person at the Museum or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111.

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's 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.