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September 2013
Fall 2013 Teacher Programs
Join us for informative and fun teacher programs during the 2013-2014 school year! Workshops will highlight newly installed and reimagined collections throughout the Museum.

(C)overt Power: Aesthetics in African Art
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Explore the useful lives of African art objects through symbols of power and iconography in the recently reinstalled African art collection

Monday, October 7, 2013, 2:00 - 8:00 pm

Bring your family for an evening of workshops, refreshments, creative activities, and entertainment as we celebrate the new East Building and renovated Museum campus

Weekend Studio: Bound Books and Purposeful Prose
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fuse visual and verbal literacies in this hands-on studio workshop which investigates the contemporary collection, the art of the written word, and bookmaking

Weekend Studio: Constructing Identity
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Examine concepts of identity embedded in African American art in this workshop offered in collaboration with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Vive la France!: Teaching Art in English and En Francais
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Say "oui!" to French art and culture as you learn about a new teaching resource incorporating highlights from the Museum's collection of French art

Workshop registration begins approximately one week prior to each workshop date. Please refer to Teacher Programs for additional details.
Wanted: A Few Good Teachers
The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks area high school teachers of Dance, Theater/ Drama, English Composition, or Creative Writing to assist with High School Arts Week, an exciting multidisciplinary pilot program. This week-long workshop presents an opportunity for students with an interest in the arts to explore the Museum and engage with artworks using methods and tools unique to their respective fields of study.

High School Arts Week will take place Tuesday, October 22, through Friday, October 25. Daily 3-hour sessions at the Museum will include dialogue about historical connections, comparisons of elemental similarities, and differences amongst disciplines, as well as workshop performances. Co-facilitated by the classroom teacher and Museum staff, groups of 30 students may participate in one session during the week. Need-based bus transportation is available for accepted schools upon request.

If interested in this pilot program, please contact Anne Perry at for additional information by Friday, September 13.
Teen Arts Council Technicolor Teen Night
Teens are invited to kick off the fall with an evening of festivities at the Museum during Technicolor Teen Night! Swing by Friday, September 13, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm for music, food, light paintings, lego sculptures, scavenger hunts, prizes, and more. Technicolor Teen Night has been organized by members of the Museum's Teen Arts Council.

The Saint Louis Art Museum Teen Arts Council (STAC) was formed in 2012 and is based upon the philosophy that teens should be integral to the design and implementation of peer programming at the Museum. Student members gather throughout the academic year to develop engaging educational and social events for teen audiences both at the Museum and in the wider St. Louis arts community.

Learn more about the Saint Louis Art Museum Teen Arts Council and Technicolor Teen Night online. For additional information, please contact Kimberly Jacobs at
Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks at the Kemper Museum
Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks is the first major solo museum exhibition to survey the career of this Chicago-born, New York-based artist. Johnson incorporates commonplace objects from his childhood into his work in a process he calls "hijacking the domestic." He transforms these materials - plants, books, record albums, photographs, shea butter, soap - into conceptually loaded, visually compelling art that investigates the construction of identity.

Related Education Programming:
The Saint Louis Art Museum will partner with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in November to offer "Weekend Studio: Constructing Identity." This workshop will take a closer look at the Rashid Johnson exhibition and draw parallels to contemporary African American art on view in the Saint Louis Art Museum East Building.

Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and will be on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University from September 20, 2013 through January 6, 2014.
Artstoberfest In St. Louis!
From October 4 to October 20, St. Louis will revel in the American Art Experience, a 17-day arts festival which celebrates American cultural expression in venues throughout the city. Each week in October, Family Sundays will participate in the American Art Experience by offering a free, themed art project. The month's theme, American Idols, reflects the Museum's diverse American art collection and will include art activities based on the Modern and Contemporary collections, Native American art, and more. Family Sundays will conclude the celebration with "Nothin' but the Blues," a free, family-friendly performance in the Museum's newly renovated Farrell Auditorium.

Learn more about Family Sundays as well as classes and workshops for children online.
Symphonyslam Education Concerts
The Saint Louis Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Saint Louis Symphony to offer a series of educational concerts for grades 3 through 6+. SymphonySLAM emphasizes the shared compositional elements of visual art and music in an effort to foster deeper understanding about these expressive art forms. Works drawn from the Museum's comprehensive collection will be paired with musical selections by composers Bartok and Britten, played live by the Saint Louis Symphony in Powell Hall. Each 45-minute concert will present nature-themed art aurally illuminated by Music Director David Robertson, who will demonstrate how music interprets both visual ideas and abstract emotions.

Family Concert:
Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 pm

Young Adult Concert (Grades 6+):
Tuesday, November 19, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Young People's Concert (Grades 3 - 6):
Wednesday, November 20, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Please visit the Saint Louis Symphony for additional SymphonySLAM information and ticketing procedures.

SymphonySLAM Gallery Tours:
Docent-led and self-guided tours of artworks featured in SymphonySLAM are available on days before and after the November concert dates. Please note that SymphonySLAM tours for November 19 and 20 are currently full. Schedule your tour, whether self-guided or docent-led, using the Museum's Group Visit Request Form in order to ensure gallery and docent availability. Please note that the Art Museum’s collections are subject to change and that all works featured in SymphonySLAM may not be on view at the time of your visit.

The Donald J. Danforth Annual Lecture: The Cosmopolitan World of Northern Plains Indian Art, 1750-1850
September 26, 2013
6:30 pm

Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
through October 27, 2013
Galleries 234 and 235

Highlights from the Textile Collection
through January 12, 2014
Gallery 100

Encounters Along the Missouri River: the 1858 Sketchbooks of Charles Ferdinand Wimar
through January 19, 2014
Gallery 321