St. Louis Modern

Today we visited the St. Louis Art Museum to see the St. Louis Modern exhibition before it closes at the end of the month. This is normally a paid exhibition, but the museum has a “Free Fridays” program where you can request up to six free tickets!

There wasn’t much photography allowed, but I did get a picture of the corvette they have displayed at the entrance to the exhibition:


And we got to have a hands-on experience in creating our own mid-century modern designs…it was very fun!

We also got to try out this very comfortable mid-century modern chair!


There were many other cool things to see. Quite a bit of furniture, including chairs, desks, tables, and lamps, art, photographs of architecture, textiles, an awesome radio, dinnerware…even a small-scale model of the Gateway Arch! My favorite part of the exhibition was an Emil Frei stained glass window…how I wanted to take a picture of it!

The children didn’t really have a grasp on what constituted mid-century modern design before our visit today, but after walking through the galleries, they’ve decided we should add some mid-century elements to our home!

We are very fortunate to have such a great and free art museum so close to home!


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