THE EXCURSION: WHERE ARE WE GOING? WHAT WILL WE DO THERE?
The St Louis Canvass Project has developed partnerships with a number of arts and cultural organizations to provide the participating students with enriching and memorable experiences as a result of their visit. The excursions may include visits to museums, theaters, dance or music studios or other creative spaces throughout the region.
During the excursion, the student may have hands-on experiences that will invite them to paint, write, create songs, dance, draw, take videos – with the encouragement and help of trained artists who are there to help deepen the student’s connection to their own creativity, to the artwork and to the other students.
The St Louis Canvass Project will take place one Saturday a month for eight months from October 2018-May 2019. Each session will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The dates are included below.
- October 27
- November 17
- December 15
- January 26
- February 23
- March 16
- April 27
- May 18
Laumeier Sculpture Park
October 27, 2018
Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Kids will tour the sculpture park with fun artistic activities along the way!
St. Louis Art Musuem
November 17, 2018
The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, an exhibition that is deeply connected to this city and informed by visits Wiley made in 2017. Wiley invited strangers he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings and then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s collection. In 2018 Wiley became the first African-American artist to paint an official U.S. Presidential portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Former U.S. President Barack Obama selected Wiley for this honor. Kids will spend time in the Kehinde Wiley exhibition, while also experiencing other galleries in the museum.
Contemporary Art Musuem & Pulitzer Art Museum
December 15, 2018
In this special double header site visit, students will get the opportunity to visit both the Contemporary Art Museum as well as the exhibitions at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. On view at the Contemporary Art Museum is Basquiat Before Basquiat. This exhibit includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, the exhibition documents the fluid evolution of Basquiat’s creative impulses into a more sustained practice. Students will also experience exhibits at Pulitzer including Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico
January 26, 2018
Momemtum is a mix of cutting-edge hip-hop and contemporary dance across a broad range of styles brings members of COCAdance and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew together for a dynamic, can’t-miss performance. Kids will get tickets to experience the 90 minute show.
February 23, 2019
UrbArts creates platforms and platform creatives for youth and community development where social artists can create art that
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 16, 2019
Each season, the SLSO serves more than 250,000 individuals through live performances, including more
than 200,000 patrons who experience concerts at Powell Hall. The Classical series balances traditional
favorites with contemporary repertoire, while Live at Powell Hall pop specials
Gateway Arch Museum
April 27, 2019
Trace the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit.
Today, the Gateway Arch celebrates the diverse people who shaped the region and the country. The dreamer, Thomas Jefferson, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, doubling the size of the United States. The explorers, Lewis & Clark and their Shoshone guide Sacagawea, scouted the new territory and mapped a route to the Pacific Ocean. The challengers, Dred
May 18, 2019
Located in the heart of Grand Center, the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries is the site of over 300 events each year, including jazz, folk, and classical music concerts, as well as over 7,000 square feet of gallery spaces featuring exhibitions on photography, architecture, emerging artists and children’s art. While here, participants in the Canvass Project will experience their Nothin’ But the Blues concert, as well as a wrap-up and celebration of the last eight months.
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