A Fresh Look at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art

An installation view of Surface to Source at MOCRA in 2020.
For his first show curated as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in Saint Louis,   David Brinker delves into the collection, bringing out works that haven’t been shown in a number of years and juxtaposing them with perennial favorites. The works from the collection are joined by several works on loan. Meanwhile, the removal of a number of temporary walls opens up new vistas in the gallery. Works in the exhibition reflect and refract the dual themes of surface and source. Of special note in Surface to Source is the work of Susan Schwalb. One of the world’s foremost practitioners of the art of silverpoint, Schwalb has created a number of series of work based on Jewish themes. [More]

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art: "Surface to Source" (Feb. 5 – May 17, 2020); Fusz Memorial Hall at 3700 West Pine Boulevard on the Saint Louis University; 314-977-7170; slu.edu/mocra