Gallery 210 opens on January 28th with “Taking it to the Streets”.
The spring semester at UMSL sees the continuing of the 45th anniversary of the founding of Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The gallery was started by Ms. Jean Tucker in 1971with the purpose of bringing actual works of art to the UMSL campus for the students. Since then Gallery 210 has been providing the campus, as well as the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, with innovative programming through the organization and presentation of exhibitions designed to challenge preconceived notions of the visual arts.
Taking it to the Streets is the semester long featured program at Gallery 210. The exhibition features work by artists who work addresses themes of identity, social-justice, place, environment and family. This timely exhibit, which for the most part, focuses on contemporary urban experiences is of deep interest to the communities of North St. Louis County, North St. Louis City and all of Metro St. Louis. Curated by Freida Wheaton, Mel Watkin and Roseann Weiss “Taking it to the Streets” features regional artists working in a variety of media. The artists include: Howard Barry, Cbabi Bayoc, Damon Davis, Attilio D’ Agostino, Christine Ilewski, Louis Ingrum, Basil Kincaid, De Andrea Nichols, Chris Phillips, Solomon Thurman, Annetta Vickers-Bentil, and Denise Ward-Brown
This exhibition is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Regional Arts Commission, the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL.
Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 Arnold Grobman Drive between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976.
Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.