History runs deep between St. Louis and New Orleans, two cities connected, divided and built on the banks of the Mississippi River. This spring, Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills; 314-615-5278 or www.laumeier.com
) teams with New Orleans art gallery Longue Vue House for the second time to present a new exhibition, The River Between Us
. In a series of indoor and outdoor pieces, artists from both cities share work that physically and figuratively explores the social, natural, historical and artistic similarities and differences between the two communities, and how those characteristics continue to shape both locales -- and each respective art institution. The River Between Us
features work from Thomas Easterly, Courtney Egan, Matts Leiderstam, Donald Lipski, Jenny Price, Robert Stackhouse, Ken Lum and more. It opens on Saturday, April 13, with a free public reception from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that also includes an artist's talk and performance. The exhibition continues through Sunday, August 25. The gallery is open ever day except Monday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 13. Continues through Aug. 25, 2013