Exhibitions & Installations

Installations Across the United States

Although the dream of mounting exhibitions at the Center requires additional funding, we have not waited to find venues for exhibitions based on our collections and scholarship. In 2004, we co-curated and were the primary lender to the exhibition Brick by Brick: Building St. Louis and the Nation at the St. Louis University Art Museum, which has been the most comprehensive exhibit on St. Louis brick to date. In 2000, we curated The Winkle Terra Cotta Company: Architectural Art from the Ambassador and Comet Theaters at the Sheldon Art Galleries. We have found that we are the only entity working to create educational exhibitions on St. Louis’ building arts.

The Center makes its materials available for short-term or long-term installation, so that the public can interact with our artifacts across the region. Currently, we are facilitating the installation of cast iron storefronts in the reconstructed Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the City+Arch+River project at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Exhibitions

The Architectural Heritage of St. Louis, 1803 – 1891: From the Louisiana Purchase to the Wainwright Building

Washington University Gallery of Art; Steinberg Hall, St. Louis, Missouri
January 20 to March 14, 1982

The City Surfaces: Architectural Ornament in St. Louis

The First Street Forum; St. Louis, Missouri
April 22 to June 12, 1983

Saint Louis Architectural Terra Cotta: An Installation of Historic Architectural Artifacts

Ridgeway Center; Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
March 9 to April 7, 1985

Earth Angel: Clay Feet of Architectural Ornament

Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia
December 1985

The Spirit of H.H. Richardson on the Midland Prairies [The St. Louis Connection]

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
May 14 to September 4, 1989

From Ragtime to Rock ‘n’ Roll

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
February 4, 1990 to February 4, 1998

Washington: Symbol and City

National Building Museum; Pension Building, Washington, D. C.
June 1991 to January 1, 2013

Saint Louis in the Gilded Age

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
October 3, 1993 to July 2000

Lost St. Louis

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
February 17, 1994 to December 31, 1995

Fire and Fusion

Artists Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) Conference
Washington University; St Louis, Missouri
July 1994

Abandoned Skyscraper

Sculpture Center; New York, New York
May 9 to June 6, 1995

Saint Louis Antiques Show (Benefit for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

Historic St. Louis Garden Furniture
Washington University Athletic Complex; St. Louis Missouri
May 26 to 28, 1995

Abandoned Skyscraper

Forum for Contemporary Art; St. Louis, Missouri
March 22 to May 18, 1996

The Architectural Ornament of Louis Sullivan

The Sheldon Art Galleries; St. Louis, Missouri
Fall 1998

Seeking St. Louis

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
March 2000, scheduled through 2015

The Winkle Terra Cotta Company: Architectural Art from the Ambassador and Comet Theaters

The Sheldon Art Galleries; St. Louis, Missouri
February 22 to August 27, 2000

Brick by Brick: Building St. Louis and the Nation

St. Louis University Art Museum; St. Louis, Missouri
April 15 through July 31, 2004

The 1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
May 2004 (Ongoing)

Terra Cotta Victory Figure from the Title Guaranty Building

Centene Center for Arts and Education; St. Louis, Missouri
2005 (Ongoing)

Flight City: St. Louis Takes to the Air

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
June 3, 2007 to September 28, 2008

Art of the Sign

Ars Populi Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Beginning April 13, 2012

Lost Buildings of St. Louis

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
March 21, 2015 – July 19, 2015

A Walk in 1875 St. Louis

Missouri History Museum; Jefferson Memorial, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
May 30, 2015 through February 14, 2016

Permanent Installations

Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois
Terra cotta Winged Victory figure from the Title Guaranty Building
1985

St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis, Missouri
Installation of 19th century cast iron storefront
1986

Shoenberg Temperate House, Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, Missouri
Installation of portico recovered from St Leo’s School
1988

The Wolfsonian Museum of Decorative and Propaganda Arts

Miami Beach, Florida
Installation of artifacts from noted St Louis buildings
1992

A.G. Edwards & Sons Global Headquarters (Now Wells Fargo Advisors)

St. Louis, Missouri
A.G. Edwards and Early Modernist Architecture in St. Louis
An installation of artifacts associated with the history of A. G. Edwards
Locations: Lobbies of Investment Banking Department and Sculpture Garden
1998

Doorways Memorial Garden

Doorways Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services, 4385 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri
Sculpture installation from Sacred Heart Church
1998

The Sheldon Art Galleries

St. Louis, Missouri
Installation of Terra Cotta from Title Guaranty and Buder Buildings and Henry Shaw Fountain
Locations: Louis Spiering Room, Entrance Lobby and Sculpture Garden
1999

Charles K. Knight Educational Center at Washington University in St Louis

St. Louis, Missouri
Artifacts of Industry in St. Louis
St. Louis made brick & terra cotta
2002

T-REX Incubator

St. Louis, Missouri
Installation of cast iron spandrel panels from the Century Building (1896)
2014