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THE CENTRAL WEST END: Arts, Shopping & Dining


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Saint Louis

For over 15 years, ALIVE has celebrated the neighborhoods, makers, entrepreneurs and artists in St. Louis. GUIDED is a local, neighborhood-focused series showcasing shopping, d i n i n g , e d u c a t i o n a n d c u l t u r a l e x p e r i e n c e s i n a n e i g h b o r h o o d o f b e a u t y a n d c h a r a c t e r. Readers have the benefit of insider knowledge in the search for creatives who are making t h e c i t y a d e s t i n a t i o n p o i n t f o r i n n o v a t i o n , c r e a t i v e c o u r a g e a n d o r i g i n a l i t y.

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C U R AT O R : MODOU DIENG

ARTISTS: HANK WILLIS THOMAS MICHAEL RIEDEL AYA N A J A C K S O N KAHLIL IRVING KENDELL CARTER ZOE BUCKMAN PHILIP AGUIRRE Y OTEGUI

Conv e ying Post-Identity semiotics where concept is articulated by artists through cultural appropriation and the u s e o f h y b r i d m a t e r i a l s.

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ROBUST WINE BAR Arlene

n o n p r o f i t f u n d r a i s e r, a n e v e n t a t R o b u s t c a n b e

Browne of Robust W ine Bar know traditional wine

tailored to fit your special occasion. A sommelier

tastings can feel intimidating. As a response, they

will take each guest through a full breakdown

created a nimble venue for wine tastings with the

of the wines available, from aromas to pairings

ideal mix of sophistication, comfort and bold

and alcohol content. “Some may be new to wine,

new tastes where you can expand your palate in a

and some may be very experienced, but we

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C E N T E R O F C R E AT I V E A RT S Since its inception 30 years ago, COCA - Center

a n d s k i l l l e v e l s . To c o n t i n u e s e r v i n g S t . L o u i s

Of Creative Arts has shown St. Louis how an

through the arts, COCA has also launched an

a r t s n o n p r o f i t c a n r e v i t a l i z e a c o m m u n i t y. T h e

ambitious $40 million capital campaign, with

organization offers programming, performances,

the goal of expanding its historic University

and classes focused on visual and performing

City building. This formidable leader in the arts

arts, including dance, vocal music, theatre, art,

is constantly growing, with a firm commitment

design, and more, annually serving more than

to equitable arts programming in St. Louis.

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EAST + WEST By: Rachel Brandt East + West owners Brian and Lauren Simpson have cultivated a unique aesthetic in their menswear shop, drawing inspiration from their travels. The boutique focuses on straightforward styling and sophisticated designers, plus a curated lineup of brands alongside their signature collection. These include Baldwin, Norse Projects, 3sixteen, Wings + Horns, Engineered Garments, Reigning C h a m p , R o g u e Te r r i t o r y a n d C a r h a r t t W I P. Pop into the store on any given day and you’ll u s u a l l y f i n d t h e S i m p s o n s b e h i n d t h e c o u n t e r, surveying the shop or passing along a local restaurant

recommendation,

with

genuine

dedication to their surrounding neighborhood. Shoppers are also likely to drop by when East + West is hosting an event, as the Simpsons take pride in supporting local artists and frequently partner with them on in-store pop-ups. East

+

West

anniversary

celebrates this

y e a r,

their proving

five-year that

a

dedication to authentic design and quality goods are a winning combination in St. Louis.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

1 0denza At this self-described “retail lounge,” pop culture, fashion and music converge in a shopping experience that’s both curated and accessible.

44 MARYLAND 314.361.1010

left bank books W hen this shop opened in 1969, no one could have imagined today’s digitized world—but Left Bank proves print still has a place. 399 N. EUCLID 314.367.6731

bowood farms A fourth-generation family far m supplies this urban outpost with ele gant flowers and even some of the food ser ved at its restaurant, Café Osage. 4605 OLIVE 314.454.6868

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CENTRO By: Amy De La Hunt

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Support designers from all over the world

pillows, light fixtures, custom area carpets,

and craft an international interior with

cheese graters, vases and much more.

the offerings at this modern furniture

Be sure to ask co-owners Ginny Stewart

emporium. There are literally hundreds of

a n d To d d L a n n o m f o r t h e s c o o p a b o u t

choices in sofas alone, once you select a

the chair you’re sitting in. They’ll happily

d e s i g n e r. T h e n t h e r e ’s y o u r p r e f e r e n c e s i n

fill you in on the technology and skill

style, color and size. Even though the word

required to produce each piece, along with

“furnishings” is in the name, the products at

h e l p f u l i n s i g h t s a b o u t d e s i g n a u t h e n t i c i t y,

C e n t r o g o w e l l b e y o n d f u r n i t u r e . Yo u ’ l l f i n d

fabrics,

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upcoming

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PROJECTS + GALLERY By: Amy De La Hunt T h i s i n t i m a t e g a l l e r y s p a c e re s p o n d s t o t h e t h r i v i n g demand for innovative art in St. Louis with engaging works, created by unique contemporary artists from all over the world who challenge accepted norms. These renowned artists and designers who exhibit at projects + gallery explore complex t h e m e s t h ro u g h u n c o n v e n t i o n a l a r t i s t i c d i s c i p l i n e s . Owner Susan Barrett and Senior director Bridget Melloy work closely with Barrett Barrera Projects to both craft exhibitions that transcend traditional c o m m e rc i a l g a l l e r y p r a c t i c e s a n d t o i n t ro d u c e b o t h fresh and established talent to St. Louis. The two-yearo l d g a l l e r y ’s l a t e s t w i n t e r e x h i b i t , “ O b j e c t A s M i r ro r, ” explored questions about the art of fashion, prompting a d i s c u s s i o n a ro u n d i d e n t i t y a n d s e l f - e x p re s s i o n w i t h designers such as Alexander McQueen and Gucci. Other exhibits have included “Haute Hip-Hop,” which highlighted the cultural influence of hip-hop; a show by Paris-based ceramicist Stéphane Margolis; and a group s h o w e n t i t l e d “ P e o p l e a n d O t h e r C re a t u re s , ” w h i c h i n c l u d e d a r t i s t s ’ p h y s i c a l re p re s e n t a t i o n s o f i d e n t i t y. Don’t miss out on this gallery’s avant-garde programming, as it has found its niche with unexpected mixedm e d i a w o r k s c r a f t e d b y m u l t i d i s c i p l i n a r y c re a t i v e s .

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY Established painters are the bread and butter of this galler y, but the owners’ enthusiasm for talented emerging artists has helped many gain footholds. 4735 MCPHERSON

DUANE REED GALLERY T his 4,400-foot space is a favorite for collectors looking to mingle with the contemporar y artists who exhibit their work here. 4729 MCPHERSON

WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME Even if all you know about chess is the word “checkmate,” these fascinating exhibits and displays will engage your curiosity. 4652 MARYLAND

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RETREAT GASTROPUB By: Amy De La Hunt If the allure of nature sounds better on paper than in real life—or if it sounds fabulous but real life k e e p s g e t t i n g i n y o u r w a y — t h i s o u t d o o r- t h e m e d restaurant will be a balm to your weathered soul. R e t r e a t ’s i n t e r i o r i s d e s i g n e d f o r c o z i n e s s w i t h o u t kitsch, from light bulbs suspended like fireflies to the polished glow of its cedar tabletops. The menu offers plenty of comfort food— like macaroni and cheese, pork chops and potato soup—as well as elevated versions of simple, hearty dishes. And then there are the unexpected touches from chef Michael Friedman,

like

feta

mousse

topped

with

delicious fig marmalade, prepared to be spread on crostini served by the bottomless basket. Owner

Tr a v i s

Howard

began

working

in

r e s t a u r a n t s a t a g e 1 6 . C l e a r l y, h e p a i d a t t e n t i o n while working his way up through nearly every position in the front and back of the house. B y r u n n i n g a t i g h t s h i p , h e f r e e s u p h i s s t a f f ’s energy for creation and fun, especially behind t h e b a r. Tr y t h e O a x a c a F l o c k a F l a m e , a s p i c y combo of mezcal, tequila and ancho chile l i q u e u r, w h i c h d e f i n i t e l y l i v e s u p t o i t s n a m e . 6 N. SARAH

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

brasserie by niche Enjoy weekend br unch ser ving beignets to burgers, or a dinnertime three-course menu offering an authentic French culinar y experience. 4580 LACLEDE

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mission taco T he house-made tortillas, salsas and next-level taco fillings elevate this Mexican fare above the ordinar y.

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pi pizzeria Pi’s pies are anything but for mulaic— the trademark cor nmeal cr ust comes thick or thin, ve gan or gluten-free, with dozens of topping options. 400 N. EUCLID

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32 MARYLAND PLAZA

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HANDCRAFTED BY BISSINGER’S By: Rachel Brandt

B i s s i n g e r ’s l e g ac y in S t . Lo u is is almo st as r ic h

i t i n f o r l u n c h , H a n d c r a f t e d w i l l o ff e r l u n c h

a s t h e ir h a n d c r aft e d c h o c o lat e . Ho we ve r, t h is

d e l i v e r y t h ro u g h o u t t h e C W E a n d b e y o n d .

b r a n d ’s d e d ic a t io n t o t r ad it io n d o e sn ’t n e g at e t h e i r i n t e re s t i n i n n o v a t i o n . I n J u n e t h e y ’ l l

The most intriguing addition to the new

introduce a new café concept to the Central West

restaurant is the awe-inspiring wine wall,

E n d , a p t ly n a m e d Han d c r aft e d b y Bissin g e r ’s.

w h e re g u e s t s w i l l b e a b l e t o s e l f - d i s p e n s e d i ff e re n t t y p e s o f w i n e w i t h t h e s w i p e o f a

The current location will be completely

c a rd . C h o o s e a t w o - o u n c e p o u r f o r a t a s t e

renovated and transformed into a buzzing

or a five-to-eight-ounce pour for a gla ss wit h

culinary hub, serving breakfast, lunch and

d i n n e r, a l l i n a n i n v i t i n g , c o z y a t m o s p h e re .

d i n n e r d a i l y. 2 3 C i t y B l o c k s C a t e r i n g — t h e same team that owns and operates The

T h o u g h i n n o v a t i o n i s o n t h e w a y, d i e -

C a r a m e l R o o m a t B i s s i n g e r ’s a n d L u m e n

h a r d B i s s i n g e r ’s t r a d i t i o n a l i s t s n e e d n o t

P r i v a t e E v e n t S pac e —wil l ad d Ex e c u t ive Ch e f

w o r r y. Yo u r f a v o r i t e B i s s i n g e r ’s c h o c o l a t e

N i ch o l a s M i l l e r t o t h e mix . Mil le r h as c r aft e d a

and a delicious dessert menu will still

m e n u o ff e r in g a var ie t y o f d ish e s, fro m q u ic h e s

b e a v a i l a b l e . A s W o n k a w o u l d s a y, “ T h e

in the morning to cheese and chocolate

suspense is terrible. I hope it’ll last.”

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• EXPLORING •

Central West End M C P H E R S O N AV E

PROJECTS + GALLERY

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BRENNAN’S

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ST YLE E A ST + WE S T 1. A G J e a n s 2. E nch a n t i n g E m b e l l i s h me n ts 3. Faux g e r t y 4. Fem m e F a t a le B o u t iq u e 5. K ayO s s D e s i g n s 6. K i t a n d Ac e 7. L ul ul e m o n At h l e t ic a 8. A Ta s t e o f L u x u r i e 9. E ye R o c E y e w e a r 10. The E y e B a r 11. L em o n S p a l o n

12. M ik e ’ s B ik e s 10 De n za H OME CENTRO 13. Th e Can d le F u sion Studio 14. Cassie’s Fragrance Boutique & Scent Bar 15. Di O liv as 16. F e lle n ze A n tiq ues 17. Pre tty Tog e th e r B owood F arms

FOOD & DRINK BRENNAN’S H ANDCRAFT ED BY BISSINGER’S RET REAT GAST ROP UB 18. Ba r Ita lia Ristora nte 19. BBQ Sa loon 20. The Scottish Arms 21. Centra l T a ble Food H a ll 22. Dressel’s P ublic H ouse 23. T he Drunken Fish 24. Juniper 25. Kingside Diner 26. T he P reston


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27. Sc a p e 28. T h e T a v e r n 29. Vi c i a 30. T h e C h a s e P a r k P l a za 31. T h e C u p 32. L l y w e ly n ’ s P u b 33. T h e B l o c k 34. Su b Z e r o V o d k a B a r B r a s s e r ie b y N i c h e M is s io n T a c o P i P i z z e r ia Taste Sc a r le t t ’ s

Gamlin Wh isk ey H ouse ARTS & C UL TURE PRO J ECTS + GALLERY 35. A triu m Galle ry 36. Clu b V iv a 37. Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House 38. Gaslig h t Th e atre 39. Hou sk a Galle ry 40. Troy ’ s J azz Gallery Le ft B an k Books Ph ilip S le in Gallery

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BRENNAN’S By: Amy De La Hunt

three-story

b o t t l e s h o p , o r a n a f t e r- d i n n e r c o g n a c

powerhouse eludes easy descriptions.

w i t h a S a n C r i s t o b a l R o b u s t o c i g a r, a g e d

I t ’s

part

i n F r e n c h o a k w i t h M a k e r ’s M a r k i n t h e

space,

Durango Cigar Lounge. (If you’d like to

part event venue, part lounge, part

t r y t h e l a t t e r, b e a w a r e t h a t t h e s e c o n d -

bottle shop and part ping pong oasis.

floor

The

experience part

cigar

b a r,

club,

of

part

part

this

restaurant,

co-working

cigar

club

is

members-only).

Owner Kevin Brennan has an impressive ability to envision what his customers

The bottle shop, with its majestic glass

want before they know it themselves,

s h o w c a s e s , d a t e s b a c k t o B r e n n a n ’s

which has helped the business stay

earliest days. The smartly contemporary

vibrant since its inception in 2003.

new addition, BHIVE, serves as a daily workspace which can also accommodate

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Spirits are central to an experience at

meetings and luncheons. After office

B r e n n a n ’s , w h e t h e r i t ’s a c o c k t a i l w i t h

hours, the venue transforms into a hub

seasonal small plates in the bar and

for guest chefs and innovative speakers.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

TASTE Cocktails here are masterpieces of flavors, aromas and colors, accented by a locally-sourced menu of meats, cheeses and breads. 4584 LACLEDE 314.361.1200

SCARLETT’S T his wine bar has a far-ranging selection, and its laid-back vibe fits perfectly into the neighborhood tech scene. 4253 LACLEDE 314.797.8223

GAMLIN WHISKEY HOUSE T he Gamlin brothers elevate the appreciation of whiskey, bourbon and Scotch through their steakhouse’s impressive inter national list of blends and single-batch spirits. 236 N. EUCLID 314.875.9500 N O . 2

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PA R T N E R C O N T E N T

cheshire Traditional British char m paired with moder n luxur y. By: Jorie Jacobi

This meticulously crafted, British-inspired

c o z y, c h a r m i n g a m b i a n c e , w h e r e r o m a n t i c

boutique

antiques

hotel

creates

a

hospitality

historic

decor

coexist

a l o n g s i d e f l a t - s c r e e n T V ’s a n d m o d e r n

at The Cheshire is inspired by a renowned

innovations, thanks to a multi-million dollar

B r i t i s h a u t h o r, f r o m J o h n M i l t o n t o J a n e

renovation. For a staycation, weekend

Austen, and the novelty suites are also

getaway or if you’re just passing through,

themed by literary inspirations, such as

the mix of luxury and quaint charm here offer

J a m e s B o n d a n d S h a k e s p e a r e ’s R o m e o

a delightful respite from day-to-day life.

and Juliet. In each room guests will find a

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experience that is truly unique. Each room

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The Cheshire also houses three restaurants, including Basso, The Fox and Hounds Ta v e r n Basso

and

B o u n d a r y.

boasts

authentic

Italian cuisine, and for a classic

English

pub

with

craft cocktails and small plates, The Fox and Hounds Ta v e r n i s t h e p e r f e c t p l a c e to

begin

your

culinary

a d v e n t u r e . Don’t miss the modern, c o m f o r t a b l e d i n i n g experience

at

B o u n d a r y,

with hearty meals and a full

raw

b a r.

Yo u ’ d

also

be hard-pressed to find a better place to lounge this summer than the poolside terrace, where guests can enjoy

summer

cocktails

and live music. Plan your journey and have a look a t r o o m a v a i l a b i l i t y t o d a y.

Extra perks: Pet + Family Friendly Cozy Lounge Fitness Center Easy Highway Access Wa l k i n g D i s t a n c e f ro m Forest Park Complimentary WiFi Va l e t + C o v e r e d G a r a g e Complimentary EuroContinental Breakfast C o m p l i m e n t a r y Te a & C o ff e e Starbucks 6 3 0 0 C L AY T O N R O A D 314.647.7300 CHESHIRESTL.COM N O . 2

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4 H A N D S B R E W I N G C O. 4 H a n d s B re w i n g Co . is mak in g a n ame fo r it se l f

benefa ctors of t he City W ide P ils Schola rship,

w i t h i t s co m m it m e n t t o p h ilan t h ro p ic p ar t n e r sh ip s.

a nd t hese incuba tor-a wa rded funds wil l be given

The b re w e r y la u n c h e d a b r an d - n e w Cit y W id e

to entrepreneurs whose idea s show pa rt icula r

Pi l s , a n d a p o r t io n o f t h e p ro fit s r aise d b y t h is

promise. T he pilsner itsel f boa sts a n ent icing fla vor

s pe cia l b re w w i l l b e d o n at e d t o a h an d fu l o f S t .

profile,

L ou i s - b a s e d b u s i n e ss in c u b at o r wo r k sp ac e s fo r

a nd hops for a smoot h ta ste, wit h a clea n, crisp

ent re p re n e u r s . C I C S t . Lo u is, Ne b u la Co wo r k in g

finish. It ’s t his brewery’s wa y of combining grea t-

and

ta st ing beer wit h a col la bora t ive community spirit.

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4 H A N D S B R E W I N G C O. 4 H a n d s B re w i n g Co . is mak in g a n ame fo r it se l f

benefa ctors of t he City W ide P ils Schola rship,

w i t h i t s co m m it m e n t t o p h ilan t h ro p ic p ar t n e r sh ip s.

a nd t hese incuba tor-a wa rded funds wil l be given

The b re w e r y la u n c h e d a b r an d - n e w Cit y W id e

to entrepreneurs whose idea s show pa rt icula r

Pi l s , a n d a p o r t io n o f t h e p ro fit s r aise d b y t h is

promise. T he pilsner itsel f boa sts a n ent icing fla vor

s pe cia l b re w w i l l b e d o n at e d t o a h an d fu l o f S t .

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TITUS (La clemenza di Tito)

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“Performances at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, one of the best small companies anywhere, are frequently electrifying and anything but elitist.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch TICKETS START AT JUST $25! | ExperienceOpera.org | (314) 961-0644 All performances are sung in English and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony.


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Located in the heart of the Central West End, the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) celebrates the game of chess through engaging exhibitions and creative programming. A s a n o t - f o r- p r o f i t c o l l e c t i n g i n s t i t u t i o n , t h e W C H O F h o n o r s t h e a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s o f t h e g a m e ’s f i n e s t p l a y e r s and presents exhibitions that explore the history of the game, as well as its subsequent impact on arts and culture. Along with its sister organization, the Chess Club and S c h o l a s t i c C e n t e r o f S a i n t L o u i s , t h e W C H O F ’s p r o g r a m m i n g has distinguished St. Louis as an international destination.

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, one of the most celebrated examples of contemporary museum architecture, makes use of its environment to create transformative experiences with art. This summer renowned American artist Glenn Ligon guest curates Blue Black, an exhibition that builds upon the P u l i t z e r ’s i c o n i c E l l s w o r t h K e l l y w a l l s c u l p t u r e o f t h e s a m e n a m e . L i g o n e x p a n d s K e l l y ’s e x p l o r a t i o n o f t h e t w o c o l o r s with a diverse selection of more than forty works from a range of styles and time periods, on view June 9–Oct 7, 2017. Admission to the Pulitzer is free and open to the public.

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C O C A i s w e l l - k n o w n a s a c re a t i v e c e n t e r f o r S t . L o u i s ’ e m e rg i n g and master artists, who work in music, acting, dancing, visual a r t a n d m o re . T h i s s u m m e r t h e o rg a n i z a t i o n w i l l p ro d u c e a re n d i t i o n o f B e a u t y a n d t h e B e a s t , w h i c h i s s e e i n g a re s u rg e n c e w i t h D i s n e y ’s re l e a s e o f a l i v e - a c t i o n v e r s i o n o f t h e o r i g i n a l f i l m . W i t h e l a b o r a t e c o s t u m e s , c o m p l e x d a n c e n u m b e r s , a n d t h e f i l m ’s A c a d e m y Aw a rd - w i n n i n g s c o re b y A l a n M e n k e n , t h e e v e n t a t COCA is a must-see. Featuring the finest local talent, this timeless s t o r y w i l l u n i t e c ro w d s w i t h b e a u t i f u l m u s i c a n d u n f o rg e t t a b l e c h a r a c t e r s . T h e p ro d u c t i o n r u n s J u l y 2 1 - 2 3 , 2 0 1 7 , a t C O C A .

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) is an internationallyrenowned institution dedicated to supporting the vibrant art form of opera. OTSL has introduced audiences to transformational art, by commissioning new works from composers and launching the careers of several contemporary opera stars. This season the company will produce four operas and one mainstage concert from May 20 to June 25, including Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Mozart’s T itus, Philip Glass’s The Trial, and Ricky Ian Gordon’s American masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath. There will also be opportunities to meet performers, special events, and even child care for Saturday matinees.

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Coat (detail), France, c. 1800; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of B. Rich; Vest (detail), France, c. 1800; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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