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As part of STL250, a regionwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis, Inside the Palace of Fine Arts: Cosmopolitanism at the 1904 World’s Fair gathers together a selection of artworks from the Museum's permanent collection that were on view at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition along with related works. Featuring such artists as Jean Charles Cazin, Frederic Edwin Church, Charles François Daubigny, Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña, and Jozef Israëls, this exhibition explores the role of the World’s Fair in relation to local aspirations to turn the city into an international cultural center.

The Teaching Gallery exhibition is curated by Mia Laufer and Orin Zahra, PhD students in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences.

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Selected works

The Teaching Gallery is a space in the Kemper Art Museum dedicated to presenting works from the Museum's collection with direct connections to Washington University courses. Teaching Gallery installations are intended to serve as parallel classrooms and can be used to supplement courses through object-based inquiry, research, and learning. Learn more