Arts, Museum Exhibits and Events

Blow-Up: Graphic Abstraction in 1960s Design

When: Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through March 20 2016

With an eye for the beautiful and a sense for the tough-to-replicate, St. Louis curators put together some of the most captivating exhibits. Such is the case with Blow-Up: Graphic Abstraction in 1960s Design, curated by Genny Cortinovis. The show celebrates the large-scale, abstract patterns in the fabrics, furnishing and fashions of the 1960s. Anyone with a love of style will drool (neatly) over the gorgeous Marimekko textiles, as well as Ettorre Sottsass Jr.'s red-and-white-striped Superbox wardrobe and Gaetano Pesce's UP 1 chair. Tony Vaccaro's photographs of a Scandinavian design festival sponsored by Famous-Barr in 1966 round out the exhibition. Blow-Up is on display in gallery 100 at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org) through Sunday, March 20, 2016. The museum is open every day except Monday. Admission is free.

Brooke Foster

Price: free admission