McKnight Place residents recently enjoyed an outing to the Saint Louis Art Museum. The group took a docent-led tour of a special exhibit called “Navigating The West: George Caleb Bingham & The River.”
Bingham is known as “the Missouri artist” for painting scenes of western frontier life and river experiences in the 19th century. The exhibition is the largest ever display of his work, including his masterful paintings and many drawings and prints. One of the most famous pieces on display was “Jolly Flatboatmen in Port,” a painting from 1857.
Our residents enjoyed interacting with their guide, who answered questions about the art and asked for feedback on works they especially enjoyed. A highlight was receiving copies of George Caleb Bingham Sketches that everyone could take home.
If you would like to learn more about the exhibit, visit the Saint Louis Art Museum website. Hurry, the special works are only on display until May 17!