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MEET ME IN ST.

LOUIS THE MOURNERS: Tomb Sculptures


from the Court of Burgundy

Sleep
Presented with

BILL VIOLA: Visitation


June 20–September 6, 2010
Jean de la Huerta (Daroca, active 1431–1462) and Antoine Le Moiturier (Avignon, c.1425–Dijon,
St. Louis after 1495); Mourner no. 51, mourner with cowl pulled down, holding a book in his right hand and
with his left hand wiping his tears, 1443–56/57; alabaster; 16 1/2 x 7 1/16 x 5 15/16 inches; Musée
Sojourn See for yourself why des Beaux-Arts, Dijon; photo © FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange)
by Jared Bendis and François JAY
Hang your coat
and hat at these
“The Chase is the place.” Bill Viola, American, born 1951; Visitation, 2008; Color High-Definition video on plasma display;
stereo sound; Performers: Pam Blackwell, Weba Garretson; Photo: Kira Perov
select hotels.
Four Seasons
Hotel St. Louis
For a breathtaking
view of the Gateway
Arch, have a drink on Form in Translation: Sculpt0rs
the outdoor patio at
Cielo on the eighth floor Making Prints and Drawings
of this downtown hotel.
Rooms start at $195. June 25–September 19, 2010
fourseasons.com/stlouis
Lee Bontecou, American, born 1931; Etching One, 1967; etching and aquatint;
Moonrise Hotel sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 9/16 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by James R.
Modern design mixes and Mary B. Moog and Paul Taylor through the Art Enrichment Fund 7:2007;
with eclectic style at this © Lee Bontecou/Courtesy FreedmanArt, New York
new boutique hotel in
The Loop in University
City. The on-site Eclipse
Restaurant serves inven-
tive food and cocktails
(try the Judy Jetson,
a combo of raspberry
vodka, framboise, and
lemon). Rooms start at
$139. moonrisehotel.com
Hyatt Regency
St. Louis at The Arch
Conveniently located PR E S I D E N T S , C E L E B R I T I E S , and royalty broadcast nationwide. New Media Series:
(the Arch is right across have slept at the elegant Chase Park Plaza Duck into Chaser’s Lounge for a quiet pre-
the street), the Hyatt
Regency just finished a
Hotel, towering above the Central West End dinner drink; then head to The Tenderloin Laurent Grasso, Les Oiseaux
$63 million makeover. just across from Forest Park. Room, laden with rich fabrics and carved July 16–October 10, 2010
Rooms start at $99. The Chase opened in 1922, and seven mahogany. This steakhouse has been serv-
stlouisarch.hyatt.com Laurent Grasso, film stills from Les Oiseaux, 2008; digital video on DVD, 8 minutes 55 seconds,
years later, construction began on the adja- ing its famous Pepperloin à la Tenderloin looped; © Laurent Grasso, Courtesy: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Seven Gables Inn cent Park Plaza Hotel. The two shared man- since the 1960s, the same period when The
Located in the heart
of Clayton, this Tudor agement almost from the beginning, and Chase became the first hotel in the Midwest
Revival, 32-room hotel today they function as one entity, a landmark to offer a lavish Sunday brunch, a tradition Coming Soon:
blends Old World com-
fort with modern style.
paying tribute to art deco style with a grand that continues today in the chic Eau Bistro. Joe Jones:
lobby, marble hallways, towering ceilings, Thanks to a $16 million renovation last
All guestrooms come
and crystal chandeliers. year, the hotel features a business center, Painter of the American Scene
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE CHASE PARK PLAZA

with a copy of Nathaniel


Hawthorne’s The House The opulent hotel has always been a 65,000 square feet of meeting space, a salon October 10, 2010–January 2, 2011
of the Seven Gables.
Rooms start at $129. magnet for celebrities and political leaders, and spa, a massive fitness center, and an out- The Seneca, Kansas Post Office mural, Men and Wheat, was completed by Jones in 1940. The
sevengablesinn.com having hosted every U.S. president from the door heated pool surrounded by fountains agricultural scene includes depictions of a red combine and a green tractor. Since advertising
Tara Point Inn 1920s through the 1990s. Frank Sinatra, Dean and carved stone porticoes. was not allowed within the post office, Jones could not include the brand names of the machines
in his painting. Instead, he signed his name, “Joe Jones,” across the front of the green tractor.
and Cottages Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Bob Hope have In the 1970s, “The Chase is the place” was
In Grafton, Ill., this inn
atop a bluff overlooks all graced The Chase, singing at the former the catchy slogan that spoke of the strong
the confluence of the nightclub that’s now home to its own five- connection between St. Louisans, visitors
Mississippi and Illinois screen cinema. And from the 1930s to the and this timeless hotel. And that slogan
rivers. Rooms start at
$168. tarapoint.com 1950s, the Starlight and Zodiac rooms high still rings true today. Rooms start at $189.
atop the hotel swung to the beat of big bands chaseparkplaza.com
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri 63110 314.721.0072 www.slam.org

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