Fall Family Day at the St. Louis Mercantile Library

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis Mercantile Library Fall Family Day is a free event with kid-friendly activities, artist demonstrations, a bargain book sale, and refreshments. Complimentary parking in West Drive Garage. Event […]

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St. Louis Mercantile Library Tour

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Join us at the St. Louis Mercantile Library for a free, docent-led tour of the Library, including a chance to see the latest exhibitions Artists of the Mississippi & Other […]

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Artists of the Mississippi & Other Great American Rivers/Mississippi Movies: The Art of Henry Lewis and the Great Panoramas of the 19th Century-Opening Reception

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Join us for the opening reception of 'Artists of the Mississippi & Other Great American Rivers', and 'Mississippi Movies: The Art of Henry Lewis & the Great St. Louis Panoramas of the 19th Century.' The St. Louis Mercantile Library is the premier collection of river art, artifacts and history in the United States. Its comprehensive, […]

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Saunders Schultz: Visionary Abstractions

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Saunders Schultz (1927-2017) was a prominent St. Louis artist and among the founders of the concept of Architectural / Environmental Sculpture. He was cofounder of Scopia Studio with fellow St. […]

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Free Docent-Led Tour of the St. Louis Mercantile Library

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Get more out of your visit to the St. Louis Mercantile Library with a free, docent-led tour, every Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 2pm. Come learn about the rich history of the Library and explore our special exhibitions with one of our passionate and dedicated docents. No reservations are necessary, and no parking passes […]

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Artists and the American Press: From “Harper’s Weekly” to “Rolling Stone”

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

The summer colloquia series concludes with a look at Artists and the American Press: From “Harper’s Weekly” to “Rolling Stone” presented by Julie Dunn-Morton, Curator of Fine Art Collections. This talk will explore the variety of ways artists worked with American newspapers and magazines in the 19th and 20th centuries. From world-renowned cartoonists to fine […]

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Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

This is the third in a planned tetralogy of exhibitions building to the 175th anniversary of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, and marks the growth and special nature of the collections of the Mercantile by focusing on one of the most used and important holdings at this research center, its newspapers. This important exhibition features […]

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From Caxton to Ellesmere: The Canterbury Tales in Print and Art at the Mercantile Library

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

This exhibition seeks to highlight two recent acquisitions in the context of a broad collection of textual and illustrated editions of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer from the fifteenth century to the present at the Mercantile Library. We focused on The Canterbury Tales, the Prologue and the stories about them that have inspired generations of […]

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A Summer Sampling: 19 Recent Acquisitions

St. Louis Mercantile Library At UMSL Thomas Jefferson Library Building, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO

This is the inaugural installation of a new annual exhibition highlighting fine art acquisitions that have not yet been on view at the Library. Through the generous donations of our supporters, both financial and of artwork, the Mercantile Library Art Museum continues its historic mission to tell the story of Missouri and the nation’s heartland […]

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