ST, LOUIS, MO.-
During Memorial Day weekend, May 22–25, the Saint Louis Art Museum
will participate in the annual St. Louis African Arts Festival in Forest Park with African art-inspired tours, art projects and a Family Sunday musical listen-and-learn session.
The Museum kicks off the festivities by welcoming Malian kora musician Mamadou Diabate to Grigg Gallery May 22 at 7:00 pm. The free performance is part of the Museum's Art After 5 series, which features solo and ensemble musicians the fourth Friday of each month. Puck's offers drinks and light fare in Sculpture Hall during each Art After 5 performance.
Beginning Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, Museum guests are invited to join an African Arts Festival Family Tour: The Power of African Art. The free tours begin at 2:30 pm and visitors can meet at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall.
On Sunday, May 24, the Museum welcomes Zimbabwe Nkenya, a local musician, composer and m'bira virtuoso. The 1:30 pm event is part of the weekly Family Sundays program, which runs from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm each Sunday and includes a lively 30-minute tour through the Museum's collection and highlight pieces that inspired the art projects. Tours begin at 2:30 pm.