St. Louis Art Museum - Part 2

There is so much to see at the St. Louis Art Museum, it is hard to absorb in one day.  And hard to write about it all in one post.  So here are a few more artworks that didn’t make it into the last post.

In one hallway, they had some architectural pieces, mostly from buildings that were in Chicago. This first picture shows a ventilator grille from an apartment building.  It is attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ventilator grille c. 1895

Another architectural piece is this elevator grille from the Chicago Stock Exchange building (1893-95), built by Adler and Sullivan, the firm Frank Lloyd Wright worked for before going off on his own.

Elevator grille by Adler and Sullivan

I was super excited to see that with the addition of the East Wing, the museum commissioned a permanent installation by Andy Goldsworthy, another one of my favorite artists.  This was the first work I had seen of his in person.  The work is outside, but surrounded by the building.  There are windows to look at the piece from the inside.  When viewed from the outside, you are looking down on it.

That figure image on the pillar is not really there.  It is the reflection of my mom in the window looking out at the piece.

Installation by Andy Goldsworthy

And here is the view from outside. Some of the arches lean right into the walls.

Andy Goldsworthy installation at St. Louis Art Museum

Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), you cannot walk around through it. There is no access.  I understand this is good to preserve the artwork and also for insurance purposes (so kids aren’t trying to climb on it and hurt themselves).  But it would be really cool to be able to walk through it and experience it from different angles.

Also, outside were more sculptures.  This one below is by Alexander Calder (another favorite artist. I guess I have quite a few favorite artists.)

Sculpture by Alexander Calder

Here’s a sculpture by Henry Moore.

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2 by Henry Moore.

And one by Lipchitz.

The Bather by Jacques Lipchitz

And here’s the silver tree I mentioned in the last post.  I do not have the artist’s name.

Sculpture at St. Louis Art Museum

There is so much more to see at the museum.  I definitely recommend a visit if you are in the St. Louis area.

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