“Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra”
Once a thriving caravan city of the Roman frontier, Palmyra contained an array of temples, colonnaded streets, theatres and commercial areas. Today the city, now in war-torn Syria, has been almost completely destroyed. Curated by photo historian David R. Hanlon, the exhibit presents 19th-century and recent photographs of Palmyra from local public and private collections. Augmenting the exhibition will be motion graphic and virtual reality pieces created by designers at St. Louis Community College. The Galleries are open Tuesdays noon to 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays noon to 5, Saturdays 10 to 2, and one hour before Sheldon concerts.
Gene Mackey: In Tribute – Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
The exhibit pays tribute to the life and work of St. Louis architect Eugene J. Mackey III, founder of the firm Mackey Mitchell Architects. Among the firm’s achievements are the Alberici Headquarters at Page & I-270, the Central Institute for the Deaf at Euclid & I-64, Christian Brothers College High School off I-64 in Town & Country, the Shapleigh Fountain at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the current renovation of the Soldiers Memorial and Court of Honor on Chestnut at 13th, the last of which was originally designed by Gene’s father, Eugene Mackey, Jr.