#69: Museum of Contemporary Religious Art

The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is located on the campus of Saint Louis University and was founded in 1994. Admission is free. The museum does not have a permanent collection. Rather, it hosts special exhibitions. The current exhibition (as of March 2014) celebrates their 20th anniversary and has pieces from all their past exhibitions.

Typical hallway in the museum
Typical hallway in the museum

Since SLU is a Jesuit school, the vast majority of the art was Christian, but there was a Jewish and a Buddhist piece too.

Noah's Ark
Noah’s Ark

At the back of the exhibit hall, there was a large tryptic that was supposed to resemble an altar. My favorite piece was of St. Christopher and was painted by a Cuban artist.

The altar/tryptic
The altar/tryptic

The museum is definitely a nice place to spend an hour in Midtown.

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