Now open, Modernism of the Mid-Century offers a docent-led tour featuring the work of major American artists—some of which are native to St. Louis. Walking through the pristine and bucolic Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, guests will have the opportunity to view important modern works against the backdrop of a house designed by a hallmark American architect.
The exhibit includes urban landscape paintings by celebrated American artist, Arthur Osver (1912 - 2006), on the occasion of his 100th anniversary.
Arthur Osver, The Framework, Oil on Canvas, 1950.
Works of sculpture are also on display at Modernism of the Mid-Century, including the original plaster head of the figure “Mississippi” from the Carl Milles fountain, The Meeting of the Waters, in front of Union Station.
The exhbit features a number of works by local mid-century architects and designers including: William Bernoudy, Harris Armstrong, Isadore Shank, and Charles Eames, who is originally from St. Louis.
Charles and Ray Eames, Giant House of Cards, 1953.
Russel Wright, Aluminum Vase
Modernism of the Mid-Century, opened on June 10th and will be on display until October 28th. It can be viewed while taking a docent-led tour of the house. Call (314) 822-8359 for tour times. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 children 12 and under. Members free.