St. Louis Culture: Out and about as a Woman Around Town.

I’ve been a woman about town these last few days. The dictionary defines this phrase as: A sophisticated and socially active woman who frequents fashionable places. Well, I can dream, can’t I?

FREE–Thursday night I attended the Missouri History Museum’s Community Cinema Series to view “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Naathai.” (See post)

FREE–Friday? The Annual Susan Sherman Distinguished Speaker ROBERT STORR on: “What to do about art when the art world gets the jitters?”
What lies ahead for the art public now that the money is gone, and what lies ahead for art? Robert Storr, an internationally renowned curator, critic, art historian, artist, and widely considered one of the most influential Americans in the art world…was also FUNNY. Though, he spoke so fast…even beyond New Yorker speed that it was hard to keep up.

INEXPENSIVE–Saturday? The Missouri History Museum’s Katherine Dunham Exhibition “Beyong the Dance” continues through next November 8th. It’s a must-see if you’re in the area at all.

Katherine Dunham revolutionized modern dance, blending classical movement with African and Caribbean rhythms to create a new form, the renowned Dunham Technique. This exhibition features objects donated by Dunham to the MHM collection in 1991 and will honor what would have been her 100th birthday.

I really hope this one travels. It’s too good to only be seen for a year in one venue.

Afterwards, I ran into a young student from Hong Kong sitting at the MUNY (Municipal Opera). I told him some of my citizen guide thoughts and he ran to get someone to take a photo of us…naturally.

Then, on to the Author Shout Out where I read with other local authors at the Schlafly Library, my local branch.

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