Contemporary Art Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Meow! Want To Watch Cat Videos? Head To The Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meow-want-watch-cat-videos-head-museum <p>Cat videos have become the glue that holds the Internet together. Will the Internet Cat Video Festival have the same stickiness for museums?</p><p>The <a href="http://camstl.org/" target="_blank">Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis</a> is hosting the two-day festival July 18-19, featuring cat-themed activities and, of course, videos. Both days are sold out.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0M7ibPk37_U?rel=0" width="580"></iframe></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Erica Smith 38123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meow! Want To Watch Cat Videos? Head To The Museum No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-charge-visit-contemporary-art-museum-through-next-summer-or-longer <p>The <a href="http://camstl.org">Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center</a> has joined the ranks of St. Louis’ free cultural institutions, at least through next summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>CAM has charged no admission fee since early May, thanks to a donation by the local <a href="http://www.gateway-foundation.org/">Gateway Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting art and urban design. </a>Now Gateway has increased its funding to cover the five-dollar cost through August 2015.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:01:18 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-stl-s-contemporary-art-museum-wants-your-cat-videos <p>Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).</p><p>The reclusive stars that rule my home scoff at commands to do something cute for the camera. Plus, their 23-hour-a-day sleep schedule leaves only a small window for any possible action shots of bathing, eating or chasing the elusive red dot. What would Frank Capra do?</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:00:46 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos St. Louis Museums Offer Innovative Job Training http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-museums-offer-innovative-job-training <p>If someone were to tally the number of St. Louis area students participating in career training at arts institutions and compare that to the numbers in other local industries, the arts might possibly win. The Contemporary Art Museum, alone, draws hundreds of students into its pre-professional programming each year. And not only are the exciting, pre-professional youth programs at CAM and the St. Louis Art Museum free to participants, some pay a stipend.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 03:19:53 +0000 Sarah Hermes Griesbach 36493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Museums Offer Innovative Job Training Three St. Louis Museums Open Major Exhibitions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-st-louis-museums-open-major-exhibitions <p><em>Updated Monday, May 12 to include the fourth exhibition at CAM.</em></p><p>Three St. Louis institutions are opening major contemporary art exhibitions tonight: the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.</p><p>In the hope that St. Louisans will make it an “art night out,” a free shuttle service between the Kemper and Grand Center is being provided from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:01:45 +0000 Camille Phillips 35999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three St. Louis Museums Open Major Exhibitions Vacant Lot Transformation, Great Rivers Biennial Among STL's Friday Art Offerings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vacant-lot-transformation-great-rivers-biennial-among-stls-friday-art-offerings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Think of it as your very own performance and gathering space. A former vacant lot, across the street from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis’ Grand Center, is booked for more than a dozen events through October. But in between, bring your guitar and your friends for a sing-a-long under its floating canopies. Or relocate your book club there for the summer.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 01:51:32 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vacant Lot Transformation, Great Rivers Biennial Among STL's Friday Art Offerings Artist ‘Killed Kenny’ But Is Mainly Having Fun At CAMSTL; Eisenman Brings 'Nemesis' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-killed-kenny-mainly-having-fun-camstl-eisenman-brings-nemesis <p><em>Our preview of the exhibits opening Friday at CAM includes video of artist Joyce Pensato doing what she loves most: playing with paint, and a look at the work of&nbsp; Nicole Eisenman.</em></p><p>The title <a href="http://camstl.org/exhibitions/main-gallery/joyce-pensato-i-killed-kenny/">“I Killed Kenny”</a> smacks of death in its reference to the recurring demise of the "South Park" icon. But the exhibit's more about Brooklyn artist Joyce Pensato bringing new life to animated characters ranging from Homer Simpson to Mickey Mouse.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:27:15 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist ‘Killed Kenny’ But Is Mainly Having Fun At CAMSTL; Eisenman Brings 'Nemesis' Contemporary Art Museum Exhibit Gives Tribute To 10th Anniversary Of Building http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/contemporary-art-museum-exhibit-gives-tribute-10th-anniversary-building <p dir="ltr">In celebration of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis building constructed ten years ago, CAM is presenting an exhibit focusing on the design of the building itself: "Place Is the Space." The exhibit is a collaboration of the building's architect, Brad Cloepfil, and the museum's chief curator, Dominic Molon.</p><p dir="ltr">"It's a great space for artists," said Molon of the building. "Ten years on it still remains an incredibly flexible building."</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:29:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 29707 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Contemporary Art Museum Exhibit Gives Tribute To 10th Anniversary Of Building Artist Kerry James Marshall Creates 'Garden of Delights' at CAM http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-kerry-james-marshall-creates-garden-delights-cam <p></p><p>Throughout his career, artist <a href="http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/kerry-james-marshall">Kerry James Marshall</a> has turned his environment into his muse, turning to the cultural and social landscape of America.</p><p>A native of Birmingham, at the age of seven, he moved from the South to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.&nbsp; He grew up there during the Civil Rights Movement.</p><p>Marshall now resides in Chicago and is known for creating series of works based on outdoor landscapes and the interactions of black people within them.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:58:32 +0000 Erin Williams 26914 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist Kerry James Marshall Creates 'Garden of Delights' at CAM Challenging Traditional Art: British Artist Jeremy Deller's Work On View At CAM http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/challenging-traditional-art-british-artist-jeremy-dellers-work-view-cam <p>When British conceptual artist <a href="http://www.jeremydeller.org/">Jeremy Deller</a> chose to stage his first private exhibition back in 1993, he decided to go with a small, intimate setting he knew well: his bedroom.</p><p>“It wasn’t so full of people, but I didn’t want it to be full of people,” he says of <em>Open Bedroom</em>, which was by invitation only. “I was terrified that someone would put a cigarette end out on a table or a carpet or something.”</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:52:19 +0000 Erin Williams 9255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Challenging Traditional Art: British Artist Jeremy Deller's Work On View At CAM