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Palace Builders: Great Architects from the Golden Age of Theatres

Palace Builders: Great Architects from the Golden Age of Theatres

Presented by Sheldon Art Galleries
With support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Visual Arts
General Audiences

Created in collaboration with the Theatre Historical Society of America, this exhibit features original watercolor and oil renderings, photographs, blueprints, and artifacts of theatres from 1892 to the 1930s designed by architects Adler and Sullivan, Walter Ahlschlager, C. Howard Crane, John Eberson, Thomas Lamb, and Rapp and Rapp.

The rise of feature films led to the development of dedicated movie theatres that were designed to suspend disbelief and make the public feel like royalty. These "movie palaces" were elaborately decorated in styles that took their inspiration from world architectural history, employing period revival design elements from a variety of sources including French Baroque, Gothic, Moorish, Hindu, Aztec, Mayan, Orientalist, Italian Renaissance, and Egyptian.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

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