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Grand Center’s Bruno David art gallery shuts down

A previous exhibition by artist Joan Hall at Bruno David Gallery
Bruno David Gallery
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A previous exhibition by artist Joan Hall at Bruno David Gallery

Bruno David Gallery in Grand Center has closed its doors.

Bruno David said his namesake art gallery shut down because of structural concerns recently discovered in its Washington Boulevard building. The issues came to light during an engineering survey.

All upcoming exhibitions are canceled while David looks for a new location.

“I deeply regret the impact of this on the artists who are affected, especially those whose works were to be shown at the Gallery,” David said in a news release.

David opened the gallery in 2005. It sits directly across the street from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and near the Contemporary Art Museum.

In the release, Pulitzer director Cara Starke called David “an important member of the St. Louis arts community.”

“As a neighbor and supporter, we regret that this decision was necessary, but we all agree that visitor safety and the security of the artwork in the building is the number one concern,” Starke said.

Nancy is a veteran journalist whose career spans television, radio, print and online media. Her passions include the arts and social justice, and she particularly delights in the stories of people living and working in that intersection.

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