COLUMBIA ART LEAGUE
“Eat Me!” now-April 28: Works in all mediums that explore what food means.
KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
“Wilbur Niewald: The Studio Portrait” now-June 17: An exhibition of studio portraits, including commissions, by the Kansas City painter best known for his plein air landscapes. “Eric Fertman: Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?” now-July 28: Abstract sculptures that evoke cartoons.
NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
“Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fair” April 14-Aug. 19: Exhibition of 175 works of furniture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewelry that were displayed as the most modern and progressive of their type at world’s fairs. “The Raft” now-April 29: A video installation by Bill Viola that explores the social and private aspects of survival.
THE DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
“10! The First Decade” now-May 27: Selections from the gallery, which concentrates on art collected since the mid-20th century.
MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
“John Stezaker” now-April 23: Photographic collages that are both unsettling and captivating. “Tomas Saraceno: Cloud-Specific” now-Jan. 9, 2012: Includes a selection of his latest inflatable sculptures, prototypes and video work.
THE PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
“In the Still Epiphany” April 5-Sept. 29: The artist Gedi Sibony curates an exhibition of works from the collection of Emily and Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM
“The First Act: Staged Photography Before 1980” now-April 29: Theatricality on photographs; 12 examples spanning 120 years, including images from Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen and Cindy Sherman. “An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography” now-May 13: A survey of photography featuring more than three dozen international artists.