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Top ten, very best, must-see St. Louis art and cultural events for January 2014

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January in St. Louis is jam-packed with new exhibits, screenings, gallery talks, and openings for art and culture lovers, and choosing what to see and where to be seen can be a challenge. Relax! The St. Louis Art Examiner has done the work in advance! All you need to do is refer to this list—we'll tell you where to go and why the event ranks among January's best (refer to the slide show for this information).

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From the opening of Howard Jones's TOOLSHED exhibit at SoHa Gallery (January 10) to the screening of Arnon Goldfinger's award-winning documentary The Flat at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (January 27), you won't want to miss a single date. Trust us on this. Admission to all events is under $20, and most events are free and open to the civilized public. (For the enjoyment of other patrons, please leave your malcontents, curmudgeons, and unruly children at home.)

  1. January 10, 6–10 p.m. Opening Night: Howard Jones, TOOLSHED
    SOHA Studio and Gallery, 4915 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis MO 63109
  2. January 11, 10:30 a.m. "Coffee with the De Loopers"
    Atrium Gallery, 4814 Washington Avenue, St. Louis MO 63108

  3. January 13, 7 p.m. Meet Author George Saunders, Tenth of December
    Left Bank Books (Downtown), 321 North 10th St., St. Louis MO 63101

  4. January 14, 7 p.m. Author Event with Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
    St. Louis County Library Auditorium, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis MO

  5. January 17, 6–8:30 p.m. Opening Reception: A Dream or A Memory
    St. Louis Artists' Guild, Two Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis MO 63105

  6. January 17, 6–8:30 p.m. George Myles: Hecho en Mexico—20 Grados de Latitud Norte
    St. Louis Artists' Guild Members' Gallery, Two Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis MO 63105

  7. January 24, 5–9 p.m. Opening Reception: Chris Kahler: Dialumens, Bunny Burson: Letters, and Lisa K. Blatt: Spinning on Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick
    Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Avenue, St. Louis MO 63108

  8. Through January 26. Postwar German Art in the Collection
    Main Exhibition Galleries of the St. Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive in Forest Park, St. Louis MO 63110

  9. January 26, 1–3:30 p.m. Documentary Screening: The Flat by Arnon Goldfinger
    Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis MO 63146

  10. January 31, 6–8 p.m. Opening Reception: Beyond the Lens VIII
    Framations Gallery, 218 North Main St., St. Charles MO 63301


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