Above: Rivoli Theatre, 210 North 6th Street, St. Louis (1922-1982). Sgraffito façade: Antonio Berni, Sculptor.


The collections include the complete sgraffito façade of the Rivoli Theatre, a former movie house built by Universal Film Company. It was the last remaining of a string of theaters in the old theater district along Sixth Street in St. Louis. Examples of the technique are rare in the United States.

Essays on Sgraffito

Background on Sgraffito & Art Nouveau
Plastering Plain and Decorative