Painting the Midwest

When: Fri., Aug. 21, 5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20 2015

Timothy Drone began seriously collecting art in the 1970s. In the intervening 40-odd years, he's amassed a healthy collection with an emphasis on pieces by Midwestern artists such as Joe Jones, George Caleb Bingham and Fred Conway. But Drone was also canny enough to recognize the quality of work done by women, and added paintings by Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Emily Summa and Kathryn E. Bard Cherry to his growing hoard. Now he and his wife, Jeanne, share their passion with the city in Painting the Midwest: Selections from the Collection of Timothy and Jeanne Drone Collection. The exhibition opens with a public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, August 21, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (3663 Lindell Boulevard; 314-977-2666 or The show remains up through Sunday, December 20, and the gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission