University of Missouri – St. Louis

Gallery 210 is Closed for the Summer

Welcome to the Gallery 210 Homepage. The gallery is closed for the summer but will present another season of exciting and challenging exhibitions. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the gallery will be making its programs primarily available on line. Visitors who wish to see the exhibitions in person will need to make an appointment (please email for groups no larger than ten. While at Gallery 210 face masks are required.

Please see below a schedule for the 2020-2021 exhibition season at Gallery 210.

Fall 2020
Gallery A
August 29-December 5
Exposure 21:
The Exposure series was originated by the St. Louis Art Gallery Association in the late-1990s. Beginning in 2005 with Exposure 8 the program was adopted and incorporated as an annual Gallery 210 program. The theme for “Exposure 21 is Three Myths. The exhibition features the artwork of Julia Curran, Lola Ogbara and Emma Vida. Curran seeks to works to expose and deconstruct the stories the myths we have of our society and ourselves, we bringing a more feminine perspectives into contemporary dialogue. Ogbara’s artwork looks to the in the intersections of Blackness, queerness, and womanhood as a way to process the circumstances situated within these identities whether occurring in the past, present, or future. Vidal’s addresses the beginning of collective human history, the future of humankind, and largely influenced by myths, history and literature,

Gallery B
September 12- November 20
Maggie Meiners: Revisiting Rockwell
In Revisiting Rockwell, Chicago artist Maggie Meiners meticulously recreates scenes from various Norman Rockwell’s cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post with her camera. She reframes contemporary issues in a series of uniquely American genre scenes. While Rockwell produced his work from staged photographs which acted as a template for his paintings and illustrations, Meiners’ Revisiting Rockwell series explores his work in a manner in which the photograph is the final product.  With each scene Meiners creates, there is a nod to many of the elements in Rockwell’s work. At the same time, she contemporizes his work by weaving social issues and physical elements more suggestive of today into her images. With Revisiting Rockwell Meiners explores whether nostalgia of Rockwell’s work translates well into today’s rapidly changing lifestyles. The big revelation one finds is that while the American landscape has changed many ways, there is much that remains the same.

Spring 2021
Gallery A
January 30 – March 20
Felia Davenport: Torn Mixology
Torn Mixology is a mixed media exhibition by costume designer and educator Felia Davenport. The exhibition explores her journey of identifying as a multi-racial female.  The exhibit will consist of 7 costume designs that begin with her childhood through to adulthood exploring key points in her life where identity was created, challenged, and conquered.  Looking to the tradition of African American culture, during the Underground Railroad, quilts acted as maps. Each of these designs will be quilted to map out the evolving journey and struggle with identity. 

Gallery B
February 20 – May 8
Leslie Holt: Brain Stains
Brain Stains” are a body of work by Maryland artist Leslie Holt. Her bold acrylic paintings and spider embroidery are inspired by the manifestations of mental illness seen in brain scans. Holt exploits advanced dyeing technology and the aesthetic qualities of scientific data with source imagery from Positron Emission Tomography (PET). These artworks are based on scans are of brains experiencing different mental illnesses and drawings and diagrams of neurons. PET scans are clinical diagnostic tools that create kaleidoscopic arrays of color and patterns similar to mandalas. These images also refer to universal emotions such as shame, pain, and grief that are cloaked in the language of clinical technology. In contrast, In addition, Holt’s hand-drawings of neurons based on direct microscopic observation, forms that have been neglected or imperceptible, adopt a more decidedly analog language consisting of marks meaning to describe the inner workings of the brain.