Current Exhibits

The Sheldon Art Galleries, located in the Emerson Galleries building, features rotating exhibits in six galleries, including photography, architecture, St. Louis artists and collections, jazz history and children's art. Artwork is also featured in The Sheldon's sculpture garden, visible from both the atrium lobby and the connecting glass bridge.

Tuesdays, noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays - Fridays, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission.

Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Music
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
AT&T Gallery of Children's Art

Printmaking in St. Louis Now

March 4, 2016 - May 7, 2016

Printmaking in St. Louis Now showcases the exciting and innovative work being done in St. Louis both by print presses who work with local, national and international artists, and by individual artists living in the St. Louis area. Both traditional and non-traditional approaches are represented. The artists featured in the exhibit investigate a wide range of themes. Many tackle social issues like pollution and the environment, the human condition, and the effect of war. Others choose to investigate the nature and possibilities of the medium itself, producing works that expand upon the vocabulary of printmaking processes.

The exhibit includes works published by Evil Prints, The Firecracker Press, Island Press, Pele Prints and Wildwood Press, as well as works by 29 area printmakers and selected photographers, which include Brandon Anschultz, Ken Botnick, Lisa Bulawsky, Bunny Burson, Terrell Carter, Joe Chesla, Carmon Colangelo, Stephen M. Dalay, Sage Dawson, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Stan Gellman, Robert Goetz, Joan Hall, Cheri Hoffman, Tom Huck, Mark Katzman, Alicia LaChance, Tom Lang, Leslie Laskey, Travis Lawrence, Peter Marcus, Kevin McCoy, Benjamin Pierce, Sharron Pollack, Tom Reed, Jeffrey Sippel, Buzz Spector, Amanda Verbeck, John Wahlers and Kenneth C. Wood. Through the print presses, works by non-resident artists Ann Hamilton, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Radcliffe Bailey and Lisa Sanditz (Island Press); Mary O’Malley (Pele Prints); and Jane Hammond, Linda Schwarz and Juan Sanchez (Wildwood Press) are also represented.

A complementary exhibit of prints by 29 young artists from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade is featured in our AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art. Schools participating are Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary (SLPS); Carnahan High School of the Future (SLPS); Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (SLPS); Crossroads College Preparatory School, St. Louis City; Our Lady of Lourdes School, Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Louis City; and Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, Missouri.

Printmaking in St. Louis Now Catalogue
8 x 10, 100-page catalogue published by the Sheldon Art Galleries
$30 softcover; $40 hardcover
Purchase in The Sheldon’s Gift shop or at (keyword: "SheldonArt")

Closing Reception for “Printmaking in St. Louis Now”
Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Admission free. Cash bar and complimentary snacks provided

Join us for an “Ask the Artist” event and closing reception to take place during First Friday in Grand Center on May 6 from 6-8 p.m. The event will give gallery-goers an informal opportunity to talk with artists and printmakers from the St. Louis area, who will be available to answer questions about their work.

Artists attending include Ken Botnick, Terrell Carter, Stephen Da Lay, Sage Dawson, Joan Hall, Cheri Hoffman, Alicia LaChance, Tom Lang, Travis Lawrence, Kevin McCoy, Benjamin Pierce, Sharon Pollack, Jeff Sippel, Ken Wood and Maryanne Simmons from Wildwood Press.

The Evil Print Crew will be on hand with the Evil Prints Mobile truck, parked in front of The Sheldon, and will provide live printing demonstrations and cool giveaways.

The exhibition is made possible by Northern Trust, and Anabeth and John Weil.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery

Frank Trankina: Superheroes and Night Stories

March 4, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Chicago-based painter Frank Trankina explores the duality of still life and storytelling in exquisitely painted scenes that are created with collections of anthropomorphic objects and vintage figurines and toys. A selection of gouache drawings also explore the process and materials of artmaking and the spaces in between. Though Trankina’s works allude to Old Master still life paintings, they stand firmly within our contemporary world – and often refer to human relationships and all of their idiosyncrasies. Trankina received his M.F.A. degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a Professor of Art at Northern Illinois University.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by Barbara and Arthur McDonnell.

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

Jim Dine Sculpture dedicated to the memory of Dr. Leigh Gerdine

Ongoing Exhibit

The Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery at the Sheldon Art Galleries is the site for the Jim Dine sculpture, The Heart Called Orchid, 2003. The sculpture is dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Dr. Leigh Gerdine, a founding trustee of the Sheldon Arts Foundation who devoted himself to the saving and renovation of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall and the creation of the Sheldon Art Galleries.

A beautiful bronze work on long-term loan from the Gateway Foundation St. Louis, the sculpture is a glowing golden heart that balances on its point on a trompe d'oeil "wooden" pallet, which on further examination is seen also to be made of bronze. A recurring theme in Dine's work since 1966, the heart emerges in prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio and rose to prominence in the 1960s with his performance and assemblage works. From the 1960s, Dine also began to incorporate representations of simple everyday objects into his works. His object-based imagery seen in paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures include tools, men's suits, bathrobes, hearts, and household objects among others and are metaphors for childhood memories, personal psychological states and self-portraits. Like Dine's suit and bathrobe images make reference to the artist's body and persona, his hearts contain layered metaphors about the body, sensuality, love, and as the artist describes them, he sees the heart as "the agent and the organ of my emotions."