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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.

Extended summer gallery hours:
Monday through Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. (last tee time: 7 p.m.)
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tee time: 2 p.m.)
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tee time: 3 p.m.)
Also open 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.

Golf the Galleries will close early for private events on the following nights:
June 13 at 3 p.m.
June 24 at 5 p.m.
June 27 at 5 p.m.
June 28 at 5 p.m.
Closed July 4
July 11 at 5 p.m.


Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Music
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
AT&T Gallery of Children's Art
Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

Golf the Galleries - Artist-Designed Mini Golf

June 1, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Opening reception: May 31 from 5-8 p.m. (viewing only)
Tee Times begin June 1 at 10 a.m.



This playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation will again be situated in the beautiful Sheldon Art Galleries space, and is designed to be inclusive, family-friendly and accessible. The nine unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis area artists, architects and other creatives.





Play begins on Saturday, June 1
Tickets are $10 adults / $6 children
Sheldon members: $8 adults / $4 children 12 and under


Mondays: Industry Night
Bring a pay stub or ID from a restaurant or bar on Monday nights and get $2 off regular priced tickets from 4-8 p.m.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Afternoon Rush
$2 off regular priced tickets from 3-5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. (last tee time: 7 p.m.)
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tee time: 2 p.m.)
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tee time: 3 p.m.)


Golf the Galleries will close early for private events on the following nights:
June 13 at 3 p.m.
June 24 at 5 p.m.
June 27 at 5 p.m.
June 28 at 5 p.m.
Closed July 4
July 11 at 5 p.m.

Golf the Galleries 2019

Hole #1 - “Decisions, Decisions” by Cannon Design
Returning artist Andy VanMater, a computational design architect at Cannon Design, uses a mechanical elevator to raise the ball into a complex series of toggled paths aimed to confuse, entertain and fascinate. Depending on the player’s toggle choices, the ball can drop nearer to or farther from the hole.

Cannon Design is a Maker/Sponsor

Hole #2 - “Lollipop Lane” by The Wilson School in Clayton
The Wilson School’s 5th grade math class studies the geometry and science of mini golf by designing shoebox-sized mini-golf holes to illustrate the concept of “angle of incidence = angle of reflection.” Designed by now-6th-grader, Lauren C., “Lollipop Lane” presents a colorful landscape populated by candy, candy and more candy! Players must navigate a candy “sand-pit,” bowl and other candy-themed obstacles while a colorful candy tree provides “shade” for players.

Sponsored in part by The Wilson School 6th grade parents
Hole #3 - "36.9, -89.6" by Kelley Van Dyck Murphy
Van Dyck Murphy Studio offers a mini-golf hole that reinterprets the patterns of the Missouri agricultural landscape in carpet pieces as a field for play. "36.9°, -89.6°" uses carpet remnants, recomposed into a pattern geometry where the discarded pieces are given new life through the mini golf hole's design.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Richard Shaw
Hole #4 - “Kraken’s Cove” by Justin King
Artist Justin King returns this year with a giant octopus to putt around and through, and a room decorated with sea life—all made out of recycled cardboard.

Sponsored by Ted Wight - Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
Hole #5 - "The Little Foxes" by Ryan Marshall
Theater scene designer and master puppeteer Ryan Marshall, who serves as the Director of Design for the Veiled Prophet Parade and also works for The Muny and for Bob Kramer's Marionnettes, creates a miniature version of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, featuring marionette puppets, Louis Laclede and little foxes!

Sponsored by Mary Strauss
Hole #6 - “Pinwheel Dreamland” by D. Lohr Barkley and Elisa Sugar
This playful and surreal riff on retro amusement parks features a large candy dispenser-inspired figure and lots of pinwheels, which activate when the ball goes in the hole.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco
Hole #7 - "Pixel" by Christner Inc.
A team of architects from Christner bring a digitized interpretation of a golf landscape into the real world. Undulating and colorful, this course will be challenging and fun to play!

Christner, Inc. is a Maker/Sponsor

Hole #8 - “The Mat, the Tapestry, and the Magic Carpet" by Constance Vale
Architectural Director of The Factory of Smoke and Mirrors and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Constance Vale interrogates the interior landscape of architecture: the carpet. Three carpeted surfaces peel off the floor, travel up the wall, and float as a ceiling, making the playing surface itself the obstacle that loops around the players.

Sponsored by Dynamic Arts, LLC
Hole #9 - "Perpetual Check" by World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame returns to Golf the Galleries with a chess-themed mini-golf experience perfect for summer. "Perpetual Check" features neon '90s-inspired graphics and challenges players to navigate around chess pieces and through a sand castle door.

The World Chess Hall of Fame is a Maker/Sponsor

Sheldon Art Galleries Fundraiser!



Tee Time!
Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Kick off the summer golf season, at Tee Time! – a mini golf event to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and, new this year, the Tee Time Tourney! Bring your team of 2-4 players to vie for the “Golf the Galleries” championship, or attend as a spectator to cheer on your favorite team.

Tee Time Tourney: $500 includes entry for team of up to 4 players for mini golf, complimentary parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a tax deduction.

Spectator ticket: $100 includes complimentary parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a tax deduction for one individual. (mini golf play not included)

Sponsorship opportunities: Start at $1,000. Contact The Sheldon’s Development Department at 314.533.9900 or SDO@TheSheldon.org for more information.

For tickets, call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900 or click here to reserve your tickets!



Honorary Chair: Steve Harris, Feature Reporter/Storyteller, KMOV-TV
Chaired by Mike Mixon
Sponsored by Ryan C. Easley, Kennelwood Pet Resorts and Northern Trust

Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Music
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
AT&T Gallery of Children's Art
Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery
Paul Kuchno: A Walk in the Park

Paul Kuchno: A Walk in the Park

June 1, 2019 - August 11, 2019

A selection of paintings and prints of golf courses from St. Louis and around the world by Paul Kuchno will be on view in the 2nd floor galleries during Golf the Galleries. Kuchno’s works have been featured on the covers of A Tribute to Golf by Thomas P. Stewart and Arnold Palmer, and Fine Art of America’s Fairways by Michael E. Ventola, Jr. He attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago and has taught watercolor classes at Liga Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Music
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
AT&T Gallery of Children's Art
Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

Shoebox Golf: Mini-Golf hole designs by math students of The Wilson School in Clayton

June 1, 2019 - August 11, 2019

A curated selection of this year’s shoebox-sized mini golf holes by 5th grade math students of The Wilson School in Clayton, which Illustrate show the geometry principle “the angle of incidence = the angle of reflection,” and plot two ways that to get a hole-in-one will be on view throughout Golf the Galleries.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens

Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens

February 15, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Extended to coincide with the opening of The Sheldon's Steward Family Plaza and vertical garden this summer, this exhibit of international vertical gardens features designs by Biotecture; Patrick Blanc; Stefano Boeri Architetti; Emilo Llobat (Magla); Kengo Kuma Associates (Japan); Growing Green, Inc.; Jean Nouvel; Sage Green Life; and others and highlights The Sheldon's own designed by Benjamin Gilmartin, in collaboration with Andrew Colopy of Cobalt Office, M. Ludvik Engineering, Randy Burkett Lighting Design, DLANDstudio, and Powers Bowersox Associates. The exhibit also features the early vertical garden designs of Stanley Hart White.

The exhibition is made possible in part by Growing Green, Inc.

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery
Jim Dine Sculpture dedicated to the memory of Dr. Leigh Gerdine

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."

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

Story Patterns

June 1, 2019 - August 11, 2019

This exhibit features the results of a Master Class workshop with students from Grand Center Arts Academy led last fall by Cameroonian artist, Severin Pelekara, whose work was on view in the Konneker Gallery from October 2018 to April 2019.