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MOCRA is sitting August out

The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art won’t be open for the First Friday on August 4, 2017, since we’re getting ready for our fall exhibition and — frankly — the place is kind of a mess right now. We’ll see you in a few weeks!

Screening and discussion of Sandra Pfeifer’s award-winning documentary AGAINST ALL THE ODDS – a chance to learn histories of racial conflict, cultural richness, and decline in East St. Louis

Visit Creative Exchange Lab at 3307 Washington Avenue on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM to view this 60-minute documentary, a powerful portrait of an often-forgotten community whose experiences of racial conflict, cultural activity, and economic and population decline reveal the resiliency and singularity of East St. Louis. This documentary is your chance to learn… Read More »

MOCRA won’t be part of June’s First Friday

The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art won’t be open for the First Friday on June 2, 2017. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sheldon Hosts Free Washington Park Cemetery Gallery Talk, April 7

As part of First Fridays programming on April 7, the Sheldon Art Galleries will host a free gallery talk featuring Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place project artists Denise Ward-Brown, Jennifer Colten and Dail Chambers, from 6-7:30 p.m. This multi-media exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large scale, color… Read More »

Sheldon Art Galleries Winter/Spring Opening, March 3

Join us at the Sheldon Art Galleries for an all-gallery opening reception on Friday, March 3 with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public! As part of First Fridays in Grand Center, the galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. Exhibits opening include: Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park… Read More »

CEL Presents “Self-Similarity” Artist talk 02/03/2017 from 5-7:30pm

CEL – Center for Architecture + Design presents a talk by artist Benjamin Lowder, opening the exhibition of his work, Self-similarity: with respect to Buckminster Fuller. Mr. Lowder will speak about how nature’s geometric patterns and proportions have informed the legacy of Buckminster Fuller and other modern architects like Eero Saarinen, as well as Mr. Lowder’s own… Read More »

Wallace Smith: Paintings and Drawings, Opening Dec. 2 at The Sheldon

Join us Friday, December 2 for the opening of Wallace Smith: Paintings and Drawings, December 2, 2016 – May 13, 2017 at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5-7 p.m., and the galleries will be open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays. Born in St. Louis in 1901,… Read More »

Welcome to the new First Fridays website

We have made some enhancements since you last visited our website! It is now more interactive. When you pull up our website on your mobile phone, it will allow you to select the museum or gallery you want to visit and get directions. Included with each listing, you can find out a little bit more… Read More »