Catching the Moment

“C” from the Alphabet of Songbirds, Tony Fitzpatrick, 2012

We decompressed enough to visit the Saint Louis Art Museum and see their summer art show, “Catching the Moment.” This exhibit is composed of contemporary artworks from the personal collection of Ted Simmons and wife Maryanne. Ted Simmons was a Hall of Fame catcher for the Saint Louis Cardinals from 1967 to 1980. This show is in honor of the Simmons donation of some 800 works of art to the museum. Collecting has been a lifelong and collaborative pursuit of the Simmons. Initially, they collected antique furniture, but since 2000, they have been collecting contemporary art, primarily prints. This show was centered around their more recent collecting. Many of the pieces are strikingly evocative and are sure to be posted on this blog in coming days.

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